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  • Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?

    President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
  • European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegration. The prestigious award was a salute to the struggling 27-nation union for its work in...
  • Social Security Benefits to Rise 1.7%

    Social Security Benefits to Rise 1.7%
    NEW YORK -- Social Security benefits will rise by 1.7% next year, which won't be quite enough to cover the increase in prices over the last year. The increase announced by the government Tuesday is less than half of the 3.6% rise in benefits that...
  • Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand

    Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand
    A recent article ("Pumping Up the Price" Feb. 26) on gasoline prices should make it clear to readers that the price of gasoline is no longer the result of inefficient fuel use or too much demand. Unfortunately the focus of the article was evidently on the...
  • The deficit control policy Democrats and Republicans can love

    When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
  • Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

    Why 2013 will be a year of crisis
    Editor's note: David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the author of seven books, including a new novel, "Patriots." Prediction: 2013 will be a year of serious global crisis. That crisis is...
  • Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day

    Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day
    Eyeing the Royal Farms sign advertising a gallon of premium gas for $3.99, Taryn Gross-Ojekwe's jaw fell open. "When it is going to cease?" she said of the price, which has climbed steadily over the past few weeks. "Just within the last few days, it...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Should Bad Jobs Numbers Be Held Against Obama?

    The following is an abridged version of a discussion on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Andrew Teixeira: I'm sorry ... I thought Congress had something to do with creating jobs?!?! Instead of clamoring to cut federal spending, maybe...
  • Washington minimum wage to rise to $9.19 next year

    Washington minimum wage to rise to $9.19 next year
    Washington state's minimum wage will increase to $9.19 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the Department of Labor and Industries said. The 15-cent increase marks a readjustment of the cost of living in Washington. The state currently determines its minimum...
  • Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know

    Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know
    The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...
  • Euro near a 2-year low; EU calls for a 'banking union'

    The European Union’s executive body is calling for a “banking union” to centralize efforts to deal with the region’s economic turmoil – especially in Spain, which is racked by high unemployment and severe debt. It’s...