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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stocks post biggest decline since 2012 amid fears over Fed, Syria

    The stock market finished its worst month in more than a year, with the specter of military action in Syria and reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve weighing on share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes suffered their...
  • Survey: Floridians remain more gloomy about the economy

    Survey: Floridians remain more gloomy about the economy
    Floridians remain more pessimistic about the economy after four months of rising spirits this spring, according to the University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The state's consumer confidence level was unchanged in August, matching July’s...
  • Regular review can keep your portfolio on track

    I have had a satisfying banking relationship with JPMorgan Chase for many years. I retired from Chase 17 years ago, and my only relationship now is as a customer. A few months ago, a Chase officer asked me if I was willing to have a complimentary review...
  • Investing: Use funds to invest in bonds

    Many investors buy individual bonds rather than putting their money into bond funds. For now, those investors are crowing about the steady income they're earning. They'll continue to get those payouts, they say, regardless of what foolishness erupts in...
  • Investing: Why you still need tips

    Treasury inflation-protected securities are the go-to income investments if you want to protect principal from the ravages of inflation. But there's a problem: TIPS can lose money and can do so surprisingly quickly. The downside of TIPS came to light...
  • Pioneering nationwide used-car seller keeps up the growth

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Andrew Leckey, who has written his investment column for TMS for more than 26 years, will no longer write the column in order to focus on his efforts as president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona...
  • Lawmaker: Pension plan 'very likely' for veto session

    Lawmaker: Pension plan 'very likely' for veto session
    A key member of a legislative panel charged with finding a way to fill Illinois' worst-in-the-nation unfunded pension liability said Sunday that she believes it is "very likely" a plan to change state retirement benefits could be agreed upon to present to...
  • Mobile platforms fuel spending growth in U.S. advertising

    Advertising spending in the U.S. and Canada is expected to grow 4% next year, according to newly released forecast by ad giant ZenithOptimedia. This year, spending is expected to inch up 3.4% in North America, slowing a bit after last year's infusion of...
  • A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995

    A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995
    WASHINGTON — The last time the federal government shut down, for three weeks in the winter of 1995-96, the American economy felt a jolt but recovered quickly. Things don't look anywhere near as promising this time around. The nation is currently...