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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!
    We've been making the case for years that the proper approach to Social Security is to expand it -- increase benefits and bring more people into its embrace, including college-age survivors of deceased workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now made...
  • Consumer prices unexpectedly dip in October on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices unexpectedly dip in October on lower gasoline costs
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices unexpectedly dipped last month, the first decline since the spring, driven by lower gasoline costs, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The Consumer Price Index fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in October from the...
  • Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment

    Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment
    Monthly Social Security payments will rise 1.5% next year, bringing the average benefit amount to about $1,288 after an annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. The 1.5% rise is the smallest increase...
  • The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks

    The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks
    It happens every time: Republicans and Democrats get into a standoff over the federal budget, and their best plan for wriggling out of it is to nickel-and-dime people on Social Security and Medicare. The worst zombie in this package, a terrible idea...
  • Five ways to think about the U.S. debt limit

    Five ways to think about the U.S. debt limit
    Is it that time again? Syria will be foremost on Congress' mind when it returns from vacation next week, but lurking on the horizon like an ever-present cloud bank will be the debt limit. Treasury officials say the limit, currently set at $16.7...
  • After six quarters of decline, Eurozone economy expands

    After six quarters of decline, Eurozone economy expands
    The Eurozone, which has struggled with a debt crisis and a prolonged recession, saw its economy expand for the first time in 18 months, according to figures released Wednesday. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical agency, said the...
  • Consumer prices jump 0.5% in June on higher gasoline costs

    Consumer prices jump 0.5% in June on higher gasoline costs
    WASHINGTON -- Sharply higher prices at the gas pump led to the biggest jump in inflation since the winter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in June after just a 0.1% increase in May. Gasoline prices were the major...
  • Chained thinking on the federal deficit

    Chained thinking on the federal deficit
    Washington's tug of war over the federal budget has many wonders, but the biggest one of all must be the lengths to which politicians and pundits will go to deprive Granny and Grandpa of $30 a month. That's the amount by which benefits for the average...
  • Consumer prices nudge up in May, but inflation remains tame

    Consumer prices nudge up in May, but inflation remains tame
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices rose in May for the first time in three months, but the increase was small and inflation over the past year remained tame, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% last...
  • Small drop in gasoline prices dents used hybrid, electric car values

    Small drop in gasoline prices dents used hybrid, electric car values
    Gasoline prices are only slightly below levels set in 2011 and 2012, according to Energy Department statistics. But even a relatively small decline is enough to dent the used car auction prices of hybrid vehicles and the retained value of electric...
  • Record exports mean U.S. summer gasoline prices won't be much lower

    Record exports mean U.S. summer gasoline prices won't be much lower
    Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas. That's behind what would normally just be a good news...