| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:14 PM
The next big battle for federal workers might not be over another government shutdown, but how to measure inflation.
The long-term budget deal that lawmakers agreed last month to pursue is expected to include discussion on whether the federal government...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:41 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:41 AM
We've been making the case for years that the proper approach to Social Security is to expand it -- increase benefits and bring more people into its embrace, including college-age survivors of deceased workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now made...
| Apr 10, 2013
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Orlando, is leading the charge against President Barack Obama's budget proposal that would change the way government figures the (usually) annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security payments. In the budget released...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The cost of living actually declined 0.9 percent in June in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, thanks to big drops in energy prices, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.
Just two months previously, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Legislation that would slow a rise in Florida's minimum wage, now $7.25 an hour, advanced in the Florida House on Tuesday.
Sponsored by Rep. John Tobia, R-Melbourne, the measure would require the Agency for Workforce Innovation to factor in decreases in...
| Oct 16, 2011
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's impossible prime minister, has committed almost every sin that modern politics affords. He entertains barely-of-age girls as overnight guests and brags about it. He appoints business cronies and television starlets to government...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:26 AM
It's tempting to read a silver lining into the otherwise dreary news that food prices are skyrocketing and appear on pace to post their largest annual increase since 1980.
Record high oil prices sent bicycle sales up 24 percent and gas-guzzling SUV sales...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 9:18 AM
Gasoline prices at rest stop filling stations on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway had been considered a bargain over the last week, but that changed Friday morning. Despite a new, double-digit price hike, however, the new price may...