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  • Climate Week: The Disastrous Summer of 2012

    Climate Week: The Disastrous Summer of 2012
    Unless you really are one of those people who wants to close your eyes, put your hands over your ears, and then jam the whole apparatus up your own ass, it’s time to admit three simple realities: 1) the crisis part of the climate crisis has...
  • Food or fuel?

    Food or fuel?
    This year's drought has already raised wholesale corn prices dramatically, and consumers will likely soon feel the pinch at the grocery store checkout. Economists are warning of a 3-4 percent rise in food prices this year and next as well, an especially...
  • Sushi prices jump, now more expensive in New York than in L.A.

    Sushi prices jump, now more expensive in New York than in L.A.
    Another sign of rising food prices, this one unrelated to corn costs: The price of sushi in New York City rose so much this year that its raw fish and rice is now more expensive than in Los Angeles. The price of the JapaneseĀ cuisine gained an average...
  • Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day

    Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day
    Eyeing the Royal Farms sign advertising a gallon of premium gas for $3.99, Taryn Gross-Ojekwe's jaw fell open. "When it is going to cease?" she said of the price, which has climbed steadily over the past few weeks. "Just within the last few days, it...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Should Bad Jobs Numbers Be Held Against Obama?

    The following is an abridged version of a discussion on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Andrew Teixeira: I'm sorry ... I thought Congress had something to do with creating jobs?!?! Instead of clamoring to cut federal spending, maybe...
  • 'Grexit': Are Greece's euro fears causing a $1-billion bank run?

    'Grexit': Are Greece's euro fears causing a $1-billion bank run?
    Greek officials were busy today cobbling together an emergency plan after talks to form a coalition government disintegrated Tuesday. In the meantime, Greeks have withdrawn $900 million from local banks. So said President Karolos Papoulias, according...
  • Euro near a 2-year low; EU calls for a 'banking union'

    The European Union’s executive body is calling for a “banking union” to centralize efforts to deal with the region’s economic turmoil – especially in Spain, which is racked by high unemployment and severe debt. It’s...
  • European Central Bank tosses hot potato back to governments

    European Central Bank tosses hot potato back to governments
    The European Central Bank is keeping its benchmark interest rate steady at 1%, handing off the responsibility of righting the struggling Eurozone to its disparate governments. Mario Draghi, the bank’s president, said Wednesday that although the...
  • Five added to heat death toll

    Five added to heat death toll
    Health officials said Tuesday they have linked two more deaths to the heat wave and derecho storm that struck Maryland earlier this month, and heat contributed to three other deaths since that crisis ended. A Baltimore man and Worcester County man...
  • Rising rents and food prices mean Americans are paying more

    Consumer prices continued to rise in October as rents and the cost of food climbed even as gas came down from its recent peak, the government said. Seasonally adjusted prices got a 0.1% boost in October from the previous month, according to the Labor...
  • Goldberg: Obama's pump debacle

    As gasoline prices climb, President Obama's poll numbers plummet. In February, a Washington Post/ABC poll had Obama up 6 points against Mitt Romney. Monday's poll has him down 2. According to the polls, gas prices are a huge part of the story,...