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Data Delay Adds Wrinkle To U.S. Inflation Bond Sales

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October 18, 2013 AT 12:04 PM
By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - While the federal government ramped its operations back up on Thursday, 16 days of a partial shutdown have left some lingering headaches in certain corners of the bond market that rely on timely inflation data to value securities. The small army of data collectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau who gather pricing information each month on everything from animal crackers to automobiles were among the federal workers furloughed during the shutdown. ...