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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...
  • August auto sales spike for GM, Ford, Chrysler: Best 'in past 7 years'

    August auto sales spike for GM, Ford, Chrysler: Best 'in past 7 years'
    General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group all posted double-digit sales gain in August as consumers continued to take advantage of low interest rates and favorable lease deals to replace aging cars. "The industry as a whole continues to...
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: August 2013

     
    In a recurrent chorus, GM said it had its best month since September 2008. Chrysler said it had its best August since 2007 while Honda says it had its best August ever. Chrysler's gains were thanks to August records for......
  • William Torres: International Executive You Should Know

    Cine Colombia has become the first major exhibitor in Latin America to go all digital, and William Torres is at the center of the process. The move is a sign of the burgeoning Colombian economy, which has been boosted by huge improvements in security,...
  • Robert B. Reich: The case against cutting Social Security and Medicare

    The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested. This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
  • 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...