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Colorado Minimum Wage Will Drop By 4 Cents WIth Cost Of Living

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As the consumer pricing index continues to fall, the State of Colorado will become the first state since 1938 to lower it's minimum wage. From the ...

Big Pharma Raises Prices 10% Even As It Promises To Cut Nation's Drug Costs

New York Times | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

Recession Spurs Rise In Teen Runaways

nytimes.com | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the past two years, government officials and experts have seen an increasing number of children leave home for life on the streets, including man...

Drug Companies Raising Prices Ahead Of Reform

nytimes.com | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

Kennedy's Quick Win for Social Security

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Someone who had been receiving Social Security in 1996 would be getting about 13 percent less in their monthly check today. Senator Kennedy protected the financial security of millions.

The New Fall Fashion is Inflation

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

The data soon to be released by the government will put a dagger through the hearts of those who are predicting a protracted period of deflation.

Consumer Prices Dip Unexpectedly In March

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — So much for fears that flooding the economy with money to fight the financial crisis would ignite inflation. The recession is keepi...

Price Flashbacks: Remember When You Could Afford Milk, Bread And Gas Prices?

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The current economic crisis means trillions lost on the stock market, personal fortunes are dwindling and financial institutions are crashing to the g...

U.S. Inflation At A Glance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reports on inflation showed big price increases at the consumer level and the wholesale level for June, driven by higher energy and food costs. Here ...

Getting Real With GDP

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

The Consumer Price Index claimed that consumer's energy costs were unchanged while the actual price of crude oil rose 12.5% and gas prices rose 11% -- that's some adjustment!

China Exporting Inflation: Political Spin or Economic Reality?

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

China has been a convenient scapegoat for politicians lately, and now China, with its crawling peg to the weak dollar, is being blamed for exporting inflation. Is this political spin, or is there a real danger of importing higher inflation from China?

What's Bill Gross Up To?

L.A. Observed | Marc Lacter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the subject of interest rates and inflation creeps up - as it has with today's higher-than-expected consumer price index numbers - Bill Gross can...

Consumer Inflation Surges By Largest Amount In Two Years

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumer inflation surged by the largest amount in more than two years in November, led by gasoline prices. The cost of clothing, airline tickets and ...