| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Global food prices fell for the second consecutive month in May as the cost of dairy, cereals and vegetable oils declined, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization.
An index of international food prices fell 1.2% to 207.8...
| May 6, 2014
Coral Springs voters will decide on Nov. 4 if they want city officials to be given a pay increase.
The current compensation for commissioners, after an annual adjustment based on the consumer price index (CPI), is $17,420 per year, while it is $21,776...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive.
The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low.
The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...
| Mar 29, 2014
A few years back, I came up with a new economic indicator to chew on – the cost of bacon. I admit I freaked when that popular part of the pig went north of $6 a pound. But that was back in 2011 when the country was still grappling with the effects...
| Apr 23, 2014
In contrast to just a few years ago, you don't hear the shrill cry over the dollar much anymore.
In the early 2000s, during the 2008 financial crisis, and amid the political rancor over the U.S. debt ceiling in 2011, the doomsayers were out in force....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what's coming at the salad bar.
The main culprit is the parched land of California'...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It didn't take long for consumer advocates to line up against the Comcast-Time Warner Cable mega-merger. "Don't let #ComcastTWC kill Competition and Innovation" screamed a Public Knowledge tweet.
But the risks and benefits of this merger are more nuanced...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...