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  • Compromise unlikely in fight over medical malpractice cap

    Compromise unlikely in fight over medical malpractice cap
    You'd think this would be a simple problem to fix: The unfair low limits on pain and suffering awards in California medical malpractice suits. But few things of genuine importance are simple in California's innately pugnacious Capitol. There's greed,...
  • Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong

    Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong
    Physicists may be the only people who understand that the quest for exact measurement of the real world is a wild goose chase -- the Heisenberg uncertainty principle tells them that the more precisely they measure the momentum of a particle, the less they...
  • Keep credit cards active without slipping into debt

    Dear Liz: Recently I've paid off almost $20,000 in credit card debt and am determined not to go down that path again. Because I haven't used these cards in a while, though, I'm starting to get notifications from the credit card companies that they're...
  • Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge

    Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low. The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
  • Voters may decide medical malpractice cap

    Voters may decide medical malpractice cap
    SACRAMENTO — A protracted political battle over California's medical malpractice law may be coming to a new front: the voting booth. For decades, trial lawyers and consumer groups have railed against limits on certain damages in malpractice cases,...
  • New Fed chief Janet Yellen signals further cuts in stimulus

    New Fed chief Janet Yellen signals further cuts in stimulus
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's new leader, Janet L. Yellen, signaled that the central bank is likely to keep scaling back its signature stimulus program despite a recent string of weak economic data. Making her first congressional appearance...
  • How to debate the 'undebatable' falsehoods about Social Security

    How to debate the 'undebatable' falsehoods about Social Security
    Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that masquerades as a centrist voice but looks and talks more like an arm of Wall Street, surfaced this week on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page with an attack on Social Security so full of...
  • Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low

    Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low
    WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
  • Global economic growth is expected to speed up this year

    Global economic growth is expected to speed up this year
    WASHINGTON — After a long and lumpy recovery, the world economy may finally be at a turning point with global growth expected to accelerate this year behind the rising strength of the U.S. and other major developed countries. But world finance...
  • 17% of workers expect to be laid off this year, Fed survey finds

    17% of workers expect to be laid off this year, Fed survey finds
    WASHINGTON -- About 17% of workers expect to be laid off in the coming year, according to results of a newly launched consumer survey from the Federal Reserve. The figure for December was down from about 18% the previous month but up from about 15% in...
  • Consumer prices stay flat, inflation low ahead of key Fed meeting

    Consumer prices stay flat, inflation low ahead of key Fed meeting
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices were unchanged last month, the government said Tuesday, keeping inflation running low as Federal Reserve policymakers start a two-day meeting to decide if the economy is strong enough to begin reducing a key stimulus program....