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  • European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize

     
    The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union in recognition of its work in bringing peace and reconciliation to a continent riven by two world wars....
  • Anti-privatization group: Water, sewer rates would increase 338 percent under lease

     
    In addition to lending their support to Thursday's referendum campaign announcement in Allentown, the folks at opposition group Food & Water Watch have released some new estimates this week about expected water rate increases under the city's proposed...
  • Food prices increased in June

    Food prices increased in June
    I recently embarked on a price comparison project at six of the major grocery stores in Hampton Roads. What I found was quite surprising: Prices have declined over the past year. (More on that to come in the Daily Press on Sunday, July 21). In the...
  • McManus: Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?

    President Obama won't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and AARP have been howling all week about something they expect to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters? He's...
  • State 'going down the rabbit hole' due to gas tax [Letter]

    We just received a letter from our state senator (Jim Brochin) that has me befuddled. He says "The new law increases the gas tax from 23.5 cents per gallon to 43.5 cents per gallon by mid-2016. Additional gas taxes will then be linked to the Consumer...
  • 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

    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...
  • The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security

    The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security
    The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...
  • BGE says energy prices on the rise for electricity customers

    BGE says energy prices on the rise for electricity customers
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday that energy prices will rise $6 a month for the typical residential electricity customer who doesn't use an outside power supplier, the first jump in energy prices in four years. That rise in costs, running...
  • Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP

    Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP
    It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true. The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...