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  • Douglas C. Lyons: America's 'new normal' will bring higher food prices

    A few years back, I came up with a new economic indicator to chew on – the cost of bacon. I admit I freaked when that popular part of the pig went north of $6 a pound. But that was back in 2011 when the country was still grappling with the effects...
  • Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low

    Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low
    WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
  • Drought Is Bringing The Next Food Price Shock

    Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what's coming at the salad bar. The main culprit is the parched land of California'...
  • Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month

    Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month
    WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...
  • Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge

    Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low. The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
  • Food prices drop 2.1% in South Florida

    Food prices drop 2.1% in South Florida
    You may have noticed your dollar recently went further in the supermarket: Food prices fell 2.1 percent in November and December in South Florida, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Thank falling citrus prices for helping lower...
  • Comcast-Time Warner Cable: Bigger Doesn't Mean Badder

    It didn't take long for consumer advocates to line up against the Comcast-Time Warner Cable mega-merger. "Don't let #ComcastTWC kill Competition and Innovation" screamed a Public Knowledge tweet. But the risks and benefits of this merger are more nuanced...
  • Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan

    Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • Bye-bye, chained CPI

    Bye-bye, chained CPI
    Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget. The chained consumer price index is a new way...
  • Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong

    Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong
    Physicists may be the only people who understand that the quest for exact measurement of the real world is a wild goose chase -- the Heisenberg uncertainty principle tells them that the more precisely they measure the momentum of a particle, the less they...
  • Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment

    Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment
    Monthly Social Security payments will rise 1.5% next year, bringing the average benefit amount to about $1,288 after an annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. The 1.5% rise is the smallest increase...