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  • 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...
  • Consumer prices nudge up in May, but inflation remains tame

    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices rose in May for the first time in three months, but the increase was small and inflation over the past year remained tame, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% last...
  • Small drop in gasoline prices dents used hybrid, electric car values

    Small drop in gasoline prices dents used hybrid, electric car values
    Gasoline prices are only slightly below levels set in 2011 and 2012, according to Energy Department statistics. But even a relatively small decline is enough to dent the used car auction prices of hybrid vehicles and the retained value of electric...
  • 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 Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegration. The prestigious award was a salute to the struggling 27-nation union for its work in...
  • Social Security Benefits to Rise 1.7%

    Social Security Benefits to Rise 1.7%
    NEW YORK -- Social Security benefits will rise by 1.7% next year, which won't be quite enough to cover the increase in prices over the last year. The increase announced by the government Tuesday is less than half of the 3.6% rise in benefits that...
  • Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

    Why 2013 will be a year of crisis
    Editor's note: David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the author of seven books, including a new novel, "Patriots." Prediction: 2013 will be a year of serious global crisis. That crisis is...
  • Inside The Euro Crisis with Eckart von Klaeden, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery

    Inside The Euro Crisis with Eckart von Klaeden, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery
    On day two of my fellowship in Germany, our group of 12 American journalists learned more about the organization sponsoring our trip, the RIAS Berlin Kommission. RIAS stands for "Radio in the American Sector" and is a former radio station based in...
  • 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...
  • Washington minimum wage to rise to $9.19 next year

    Washington minimum wage to rise to $9.19 next year
    Washington state's minimum wage will increase to $9.19 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the Department of Labor and Industries said. The 15-cent increase marks a readjustment of the cost of living in Washington. The state currently determines its minimum...
  • U.S. drought drives up food prices worldwide

    U.S. drought drives up food prices worldwide
    The drought that's drying up the Heartland isn't just an American problem. It's causing food prices to surge worldwide. Food prices jumped 6% in July, after three months of declines, according to the United Nations' monthly Food Price Index released...
  • Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know

    Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know
    The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...