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  • 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......
  • The House GOP dials a wrong number on the chained CPI

    We've documented how the chained CPI--that new and supposedly "more accurate" inflation index that deficit hawks want to impose on Social Security--is really just an unwarranted benefit cut for the elderly. (You can find some of our columns on the topic...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!

    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...
  • 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...
  • A right and proper death of the euro

    PARIS -- When the proposal was initially made for a common European currency, it seemed to this writer to be a good idea, with the flaw that it wouldn't work. Although inexpert in economics (being a product of the age of arithmetic), it struck me as an...
  • Can the EU be saved?

    PARIS -- It is not simply the euro zone that is threatened by the dramatic economic discrepancies that now exist among its members, as well as the large indebtedness gap that exists between the southern members of the zone and the German-led bloc of...
  • Change in inflation measure would affect federal retirees

    Change in inflation measure would affect federal retirees
    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...
  • Latvia joins Eurozone with New Year's fanfare but little joy

    Latvia became the 18th country to make the European Union's euro its currency when fireworks exploded over Riga and church bells tolled in the new year. Latvia has posted the 28-nation EU's most impressive economic growth rates for the last two years,...
  • The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks

    The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks
    It happens every time: Republicans and Democrats get into a standoff over the federal budget, and their best plan for wriggling out of it is to nickel-and-dime people on Social Security and Medicare. The worst zombie in this package, a terrible idea...
  • Shop carefully to find affordable long-term care coverage

    The average cost of a private room in a nursing home is now about $248 per day (or about $90,000 per year), and 12 hours a day of home care costs even more, according to the MetLife Mature Market Institute. But for many baby-boomers, it takes more than...
  • Protect your portfolio from inflation

    The Federal Reserve recently announced that it would engage in its third round of "quantitative easing" by purchasing $40 billion per month of mortgage-backed securities to spur economic growth and help reduce unemployment. Whether or not the plan will...