Fund managers said the rising cost of housing - whichaccounts for as much as a third or more of various measures ofinflation and is outpacing other consumer cost increases - hasrevived price pressure in the economy.
"My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world," Melissa Rivers said. "Her condition remains serious ... We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery."
"Despite consumers footing the bill, they can on average make a saving of only 2% on the average annual bill of 1,328 by the time the roll out is complete," said Margaret Hodge, the chair of the PAC.
Faced with the gravest East-West crisis since the Cold War,NATO pledged at a summit in Wales in September to maintain a high level of exercises in Eastern Europe, as a tough signal toMoscow and a gesture of reassurance to nervous ex-communistmember states that were once dominated by the Soviet Union.