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  • Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse

    Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse
    European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
  • Increase In State's Minimum Wage Is Proposed

    Increase In State's Minimum Wage Is Proposed
    HARTFORD — Marquis Smith of New Haven takes home less than $300 a week from his minimum wage job at a mall gift shop. The 26-year-old Iraq War veteran is single and doesn't have kids, "but even with that being the case,'' he said, "it's still...
  • Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon

    Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon
    "Gas prices are outrageous." Catherine Bell, a 66-year-old Social Security Administration retiree, was not happy Tuesday as she filled up her Chrysler at a Howard Street BP Amoco gas station in Baltimore. "You'll see when you get to retirement and you're...
  • Will higher gasoline prices change the way we live?

    Will higher gasoline prices change the way we live?
    Rising gasoline prices may finally kill the milkman,  as an article in The Times notes. As gas prices continue to climb – 26 cents in the last week in California, 57 cents in the last year – they may also fundamentally change the way we live....
  • We could use a little postive energy

    We could use a little postive energy
    Energy affects consumer choices large and small, from a replacement light bulb to the kind of car we drive. It influences investments businesses make in new equipment and technology. And it creates opportunities for companies that either provide energy...
  • Oil prices expected to rise with demand

    Oil prices expected to rise with demand
    Allentown's Tom Schweyer doesn't worry much about oil prices. His daily commute to work from Midway Manor to his job as an auditor in downtown Allentown is just six miles round trip. He walks to lunch. But as a numbers cruncher, he knows the rising...
  • In Theory: Should there be morality in the markets?

    Q. At a time of near-record food prices, Pope Benedict XVI has denounced speculation in commodities markets as “immoral” and called food and water “a basic human right.” According to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization,...
  • McManus: Merkel intent on keeping Eurozone united

    McManus: Merkel intent on keeping Eurozone united
    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...
  • A problem of grand proportions

    A problem of grand proportions
    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...
  • Inflation check: Energy prices fall most since 2009 on gas plunge

    Inflation check: Energy prices fall most since 2009 on gas plunge
    Wholesale prices slipped 0.8% last month for the second straight month as gasoline prices plunged. In its deepest dip since May, the Labor Department’s producer price index fell 0.8% in November after sliding 0.2% in October. The index rose 1.1%...
  • European Central Bank chief swears to 'preserve the euro,' Dow soars

    European Central Bank chief swears to 'preserve the euro,' Dow soars
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, pledged Thursday that the institution “is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro,” sending financial markets soaring around the world. The Dow jumped more than 250 points in...