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  • 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?...
  • The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security

    The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security
    The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...
  • BGE says energy prices on the rise for electricity customers

    BGE says energy prices on the rise for electricity customers
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday that energy prices will rise $6 a month for the typical residential electricity customer who doesn't use an outside power supplier, the first jump in energy prices in four years. That rise in costs, running...
  • Record exports mean U.S. summer gasoline prices won't be much lower

    Record exports mean U.S. summer gasoline prices won't be much lower
    Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas. That's behind what would normally just be a good news...
  • European markets plunge as debt crisis worsens; gold jumps [Updated]

     
    European financial markets crumbled Monday as government bond yields surged again in Spain and Italy, deepening fears that the continent's debt crisis had entered a far more dangerous phase. U.S. stocks also were broadly lower. Gold hit a record high........
  • California gasoline is higher, but some states have it worse

     
    Refinery problems plaguing the northeast U.S. and the Great Lakes region are keeping California out of the top five of the nation's worst gasoline prices. California is almost always vying with Alaska and Hawaii for the worst gasoline prices in......
  • Food prices grow, as does public's appetite to eat out

     
    Does it seem like your food bill has been getting bigger? You’re right. According to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, Americans spent $1.24 billion on their total food bill in 2010,...
  • Dollar gets trashed as U.S. debt fears deepen

     
    The strongest sign of worry about the U.S. debt drama may be showing up in the dollar, which is on track for its third straight weekly decline. If you don’t like what’s happening in America, one way to register that......
  • European stocks dive on U.S. economy fears

     
    Stocks plunged in Europe on Monday, driving some markets to new lows for the year, as worries mounted about the U.S. economy and as Italy and Spain faced a fresh jump in bond yields. European markets had been drifting modestly......