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  • Cost of living drops 0.9 percent in South Florida

    Cost of living drops 0.9 percent in South Florida
    The cost of living actually declined 0.9 percent in June in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, thanks to big drops in energy prices, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. Just two months previously, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban...
  • 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...
  • Real Estate Matters: Ask the Lawyer

    Q: I purchased a home in early 1997. I have since paid off my mortgage and have a question I hope you can answer. I received a letter from my lender indicating my loan was paid in full effective May 9, 2012. I have never paid off a mortgage before, so...
  • Euro zone unemployment at record high 10.9%

    Euro zone unemployment at record high 10.9%
    Unemployment in the 17 countries that make up the euro zone was at a record high of 10.9% in March, according to a new report that likely has incumbents in Sunday’s elections breaking into a cold sweat. The jobless rate is up from 10.8% in February...
  • European Central Bank chief swears to 'preserve the euro,' Dow soars

    European Central Bank chief swears to 'preserve the euro,' Dow soars
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, pledged Thursday that the institution “is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro,” sending financial markets soaring around the world. The Dow jumped more than 250 points in...
  • USDA: Drought already affecting beef, vegetable prices

    USDA: Drought already affecting beef, vegetable prices
    Food prices in general, especially beef prices are on the way up, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The stark news comes as nearly a fifth of Indiana is now in an exceptional drought, and the rest of the Midwest isn't looking much better....
  • 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 is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank

    Food is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank
    The cost of food around the world is rising again, due to bad weather, soaring oil costs and strong demand in Asia for imports, according to the World Bank. Global food prices soared 8% between December and March after dipping late last year from...
  • 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...
  • Germany will never let ECB shut Deutsche Bank

    The first people to tell the public that the world's oldest bank was cooking its books weren't the bank's executives, its outside auditors at KPMG, its regulators at the Bank of Italy, or anyone else who had a duty to keep the place honest. They were...
  • Obama's leadership failure

    Obama's leadership failure
    WASHINGTON -- The "fiscal cliff" is a massive failure of presidential leadership. The tedious and technical negotiations are but a subplot in a larger drama. Government can no longer fulfill all the promises it has made to various constituencies. Some...
  • The middle class languishes as the super-rich thrive

    The middle class languishes as the super-rich thrive
    The good news for the U.S. economy as we enter 2013 is that the election's over. The bad news is that the election's over. What's good about it is that both parties in Washington can shed their preoccupation with the campaign theatrics that dominated...