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  • The deficit control policy Democrats and Republicans can love

    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...
  • Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand

    Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand
    A recent article ("Pumping Up the Price" Feb. 26) on gasoline prices should make it clear to readers that the price of gasoline is no longer the result of inefficient fuel use or too much demand. Unfortunately the focus of the article was evidently on the...
  • Portrait studios suddenly close in Sears, some Wal-Marts

    Portrait studios suddenly close in Sears, some Wal-Marts
    Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business. The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...
  • McManus: Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?

    President Obama won't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and AARP have been howling all week about something they expect to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters? He's...
  • Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP

    Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP
    It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true. The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
  • Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?

    President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
  • Historic day for interest rates: 10-year Treasury yield falls below 2%

     
    Treasury yields: Another panic out of stocks led to another panic into Treasuries on Thursday, driving the annualized yield on the benchmark 10-year T-note below 2% for the first time....
  • Gasoline prices still falling but remain far ahead of 2010 levels

     
    Gasoline price drops were accelerating Wednesday during the last days of the summer driving season, which is usually a time when they are on the rise. The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. fell to......
  • Consumer Confidential: Holiday sales, food prices, VW recall

     
    Here's your mo'-money Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Merry Christmas. Retailers are already kicking the holiday season into gear. Christmas merchandise has been at Costco stores since Sept. 1 and will begin showing up on......
  • Gasoline prices on track for a record year of pain at the pump

     
    U.S. motorists are on pace to spend $491 billion for gasoline this year, the most ever. Fuel prices have been rising again because of expensive crude oil and increased exports of gasoline and diesel to other countries. Although gasoline prices......
  • Retail gasoline prices at an all-time post-Labor Day high

     
    Gasoline prices are at an all-time high for the week following Labor Day and the end of the traditional summer driving season. The average price of regular gasoline in California was $3.946 a gallon, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge......