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  • Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan

    Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan
    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...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • Bye-bye, chained CPI

    Bye-bye, chained CPI
    Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget. The chained consumer price index is a new way...
  • Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong

    Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong
    Physicists may be the only people who understand that the quest for exact measurement of the real world is a wild goose chase -- the Heisenberg uncertainty principle tells them that the more precisely they measure the momentum of a particle, the less they...
  • Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment

    Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment
    Monthly Social Security payments will rise 1.5% next year, bringing the average benefit amount to about $1,288 after an annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. The 1.5% rise is the smallest increase...
  • Consumer prices stay flat, inflation low ahead of key Fed meeting

    Consumer prices stay flat, inflation low ahead of key Fed meeting
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices were unchanged last month, the government said Tuesday, keeping inflation running low as Federal Reserve policymakers start a two-day meeting to decide if the economy is strong enough to begin reducing a key stimulus program....
  • Consumer prices unexpectedly dip in October on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices unexpectedly dip in October on lower gasoline costs
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices unexpectedly dipped last month, the first decline since the spring, driven by lower gasoline costs, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The Consumer Price Index fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in October from the...
  • Consumer prices jump 0.5% in June on higher gasoline costs

    Consumer prices jump 0.5% in June on higher gasoline costs
    WASHINGTON -- Sharply higher prices at the gas pump led to the biggest jump in inflation since the winter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in June after just a 0.1% increase in May. Gasoline prices were the major...
  • After six quarters of decline, Eurozone economy expands

    After six quarters of decline, Eurozone economy expands
    The Eurozone, which has struggled with a debt crisis and a prolonged recession, saw its economy expand for the first time in 18 months, according to figures released Wednesday. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical agency, said the...
  • Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone

    Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone
    Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014. The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...
  • Gasoline Prices Creep Up Ahead of Holiday

     
    After a steady decline that started Sept. 1, gasoline prices have marched upward during the last two weeks ??? just in time for when millions of Americans hit the road for Thanksgiving week and the traditional start of the holiday......