3. In month-on-month terms, consumer prices fell 0.1 per cent after having risen 0.7 per cent a month earlier.
4. Businesses are already responding: Job openings in November hit the second highest level in 14 years. In another telltale sign, people are quitting jobs at the fastest rate in five years. Research shows that people who quit one job for another typically do so because they are offered higher pay.