4/16 Economic Update

HEADLINES Consumer Prices Rose 0.3% in March, Consumer Sentiment Wavers, Beige Book: Recovery Proceeding Nicely, Oil & Gas Prices Fall; Gold Rises, Bulls Battle Bears

WEEKLY QUOTE "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body. It is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." - John F. Kennedy

WEEKLY TIP Do you feel too financially pinched to contribute to an IRA? You could use your tax refund for that very purpose.

WEEKLY RIDDLE What is the beginning of sorrow and the end of sickness? Something you cannot express happiness without? Something that is always in risk, but never in danger?

Last week's riddle: Karen is twice her brother's age and half her father's age. In 22 years, her brother will be half the father's age. How old is Karen now?

Last week's answer: Karen is 22 years old.