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  • Consumer prices jump 0.5% in June on higher gasoline costs

    Consumer prices jump 0.5% in June on higher gasoline costs
    WASHINGTON -- Sharply higher prices at the gas pump led to the biggest jump in inflation since the winter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in June after just a 0.1% increase in May. Gasoline prices were the major...
  • Rising rents and food prices mean Americans are paying more

    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...
  • 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...
  • After six quarters of decline, Eurozone economy expands

    After six quarters of decline, Eurozone economy expands
    The Eurozone, which has struggled with a debt crisis and a prolonged recession, saw its economy expand for the first time in 18 months, according to figures released Wednesday. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical agency, said the...
  • 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%...
  • Grayson: Obama is ‘wrong’ in limiting Social Security COLA

     
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Orlando, is leading the charge against President Barack Obama's budget proposal that would change the way government figures the (usually) annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security payments. In the budget released...
  • European Central Bank to buy bonds of several troubled nations

     
    The European Central Bank announced Thursday that it would buy the bonds of financially flailing countries such as Spain and Italy in unlimited quantities if necessary to keep their borrowing costs down, in an unprecedented move to keep a lid on the...
  • Greek anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Athens

     
    Protesters clash with police in downtown Athens; Greek government cuts labelled unfair and a burden on the poor....
  • California sees record gas prices as police deal with fuel bandits

     
    California gas prices hit record highs, and police have been dealing with scattered cases in recent weeks of gas thieves. California's average gasoline price set a record Saturday of $4.614 for a gallon of regular, up 12.8 cents overnight. Several......
  • As gas prices hit record high, police probe 1,000-gallon theft

     
    With gasoline prices in California setting new record highs, police in one Northern California community are dealing with gas thieves. Police in Roseville are looking for gasoline thieves who struck two stations, taking nearly 1,000 gallons of the...
  • European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize

     
    The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union in recognition of its work in bringing peace and reconciliation to a continent riven by two world wars....
  • Anti-privatization group: Water, sewer rates would increase 338 percent under lease

     
    In addition to lending their support to Thursday's referendum campaign announcement in Allentown, the folks at opposition group Food & Water Watch have released some new estimates this week about expected water rate increases under the city's proposed...