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Cost of Living Increase

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for Business (But the Corporate Lobby Doesn't Think So)

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour and tying it to the cost of living will not, on its own, lift the country out of its economic doldrums. But it will definitely lift millions of Americans out of poverty, stimulate the economy, and create new jobs. It is the right thing to do both morally and economically.

The Cities With The Highest Cost Of Living

Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

An old adage seems to be proving true: if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. New York City is home to three of the top five are...

What You Need To Know About New Social Security Changes

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

-- Social Security announced on Wednesday a 3.6 percent increase in benefits for next year, the first raise since 2009. A look at the program: _Bene...

Why the Silence on Extending Jobless Health Care Benefits?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Miller

What's more important: a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for retired people, or health insurance subsidies for the unemployed? The answer depends on your clout in Washington.