October 22, 2014

Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their government payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low.

The benefit increase is determined by the change in prices for urban wage earners and clerical workers, known as the CPI-W. That measure might not represent beneficiaries’ costs because most

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October 22, 2014

The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in energy prices.

"The ongoing inflation weakness will give the Fed leeway to take a restrained approach to tightening monetary conditions," said Robert Hughes, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great

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October 18, 2014
For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
 
The Senior Citizens League projects the COLA will be 1.7 percent, which is in line with other estimates. Economist Polina Vlasenko, a research fellow at the American Institute for Economic
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October 17, 2014

What would you rather have – a superpower that earns you karma credit or more cash in the bank?
I’d rather have my credit in hard currency and at my disposal, thank you very much.

This is in reaction to what Microsoft’s chief executive said a few days ago. What it boils down to is that we are a long way off from equal pay for equal work. No, this is not about gender. It’s about

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October 16, 2014

It’s great to be a Florida Gator – and to live in Gainesville.

Gainesville ranked No. 5 in the top 20 best small cities for college students, according to the ranking released Monday by The American Institute for Economic Research. Factors like student life, culture, economic health and opportunity were assessed from various small college cities nationwide.

UF spokesman Steve

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