Stories tagged: prices
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 1:42 P.M.
Verizon hikes prices, but new options could save you money
Verizon is hiking prices on its cellphone plans, though the new rates come with changes that might actually save you money.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 3 P.M.
OPEC states fail to reach deal on production
OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree on measures to influence crude supplies and prices – a missed opportunity to show the resolve that for decades let them set how much …
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 8:51 A.M.
U.S. producer prices rise in April, first time in 3 months
Prices charged by U.S. manufacturers, farmers and other producers rose for the first time since January, lifted by higher costs for gas, steel and medicines.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
Jeff Rochon: Regulate the middleman driving up prescription drug costs
Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) were designed to control drug pricing, but they’ve become large entities in need of regulation.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 9:11 A.M.
U.S. consumer prices show signs of acceleration in January
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January, as the rising costs of housing and health care were largely offset by cheaper oil.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 10:14 A.M.
U.S. producer prices up 0.1 percent in January
U.S. producer prices edged up slightly in January as the biggest rise in food costs in eight months offset a further decline in energy prices. The tiny overall increase indicated …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 12:12 A.M.
Obama Social Security offer at odds with top Dems
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s offer to limit the growth of Social Security benefits would cost the average retiree less than $50 in the first year. But the cuts …
TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:48 A.M.
Farmers worry about dairy prices as deadline nears
MILWAUKEE (AP) — As the nation inches toward the economic “fiscal cliff,” anxiety is growing in farm country about an obscure tangent of the Washington political standoff that reaches into …
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 5:53 P.M.
Movement seen in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Big differences remain, but there is finally movement in long-stalled talks on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner is offering $1 trillion in higher tax …
TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 12:47 P.M.
New inflation gauge would cut benefits, hike taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweaking the way the government measures inflation sounds like an obscure method to help reduce budget deficits, but over time it would lead to significantly lower Social …
TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 8:10 A.M.
US home prices rise in August at faster pace
WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices rose in August in nearly all U.S. cities, and many of the markets hit hardest during the crisis are starting to show sustained gains. The …
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 10:39 A.M.
US may soon become world’s top oil producer
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven by high prices and …
FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:49 A.M.
WA apple farmers may see boon from bad weather
SEATTLE (AP) — First, warm spring weather in the Northeast and Midwest tricked apple trees into budding earlier. Then an untimely frost damaged the delicate blossoms. For apple farmers in …
TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 1:21 P.M.
Social Security benefits get a 1.7 percent bump
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation …
TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 7:53 A.M.
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied …
MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 1:30 A.M.
Small 2013 Social Security benefit increase likely
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients won’t be getting big benefit increases next year, but the small raises they will receive are playing an important role in helping seniors grow …
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 4:57 A.M.
Expect small ‘13 Social Security benefit increase
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients shouldn’t expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January. Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost will be between 1 percent and 2 …
SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 11:05 A.M.
Calif. gas prices hit all-time high
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a record, though just barely. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.6140 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced …
SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 3:59 A.M.
Calif. gas prices equal all-time high
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The price of gasoline equaled the all-time average high in California of $4.61 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market. Prices …
SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 1:20 A.M.
Calif. gas prices will rise, then fall next week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California gas prices will increase for several more days before leveling off after a temporary reduction in supply triggered a price spike that saw fuming motorists …
FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 5:46 P.M.
Short supplies keep gas prices rising in Calif.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California gas prices continued surging Friday, adding another 17 cents per gallon on average, and the increases are expected to continue for at least several more …
FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 12:43 P.M.
Calif. refinery back online amid soaring prices
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week …
FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 6:19 A.M.
Calif. gas prices jump by up to 20 cents overnight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week …
FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 12:50 A.M.
Analysts: Spike in Calif. gas prices may linger
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The recent spike in gasoline prices around the nation is expected to wane slowly in coming weeks, but California may not be so lucky due to …
TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 2:29 P.M.
Auto sales, home prices help buoy weak US economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in part to encouraging signs for the two most expensive purchases most Americans make: cars and homes. Cheap loans …
MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 1:47 A.M.
Bacon shortage ‘baloney,’ but prices to rise
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bacon lovers can relax. They’ll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit. The economics of …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012, 9:28 A.M.
Calif dairies going broke due to feed, milk prices
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — In nearly six decades of running a dairy in central California, Mary Cameron made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry: She led several dairy …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 10:14 P.M.
Argentine pres. challenges Harvard questions
BOSTON (AP) — In a rare departure from her usual political style, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez responded to questions from an audience at Harvard University Thursday night. But she didn’t …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 3:43 P.M.
Report: Americans feel more confident in economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident in the economy than they have been in seven months, an encouraging sign for President Barack Obama with six weeks left in the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012, 4:40 P.M.
Mexico scrambles to cope with egg shortage
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on …