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Jul 28, 2014

Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say

Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation...

Jul 29, 2014

Everyday Economics: How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

The inflation index for college tuition has become notorious. But it reflects sticker prices over the past 20 years, not what families actually pay...

Jul 27, 2014

The End of Japan's Inflation Affair

Abenomics is doomed if it won't extend beyond monetary easing...

Jul 28, 2014

Time To Put A New Economic Tool In The Box

Below is the July 27th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full: conomists are at this moment called upon to say how to extricate the free world from the serious threat of accelerating inflation which, it must be admitted, has been brought ab...

Jul 26, 2014

Datapoints: The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less

The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household fell 36 percent in the 10 years ended in 2013, according to a study...

Jul 22, 2014

Monetary Policy: Not Everyone Is Addicted to Inflation

Even if the goal of looser money and higher inflation has failed to attract much conservative support, market monetarists have achieved most of their policy goals...

Jul 22, 2014

Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs

A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday...

Jul 22, 2014

Miley Or Gaga: Who Has The Bigger (Plastic) Penis?

Lady Gaga sang "Venus" with an inflatable penis onstage at the artRave tour stop in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus-style. Watch the video... #Miley Cyrus #Lady Gaga

Jul 25, 2014

Inflation Slows in Japan

Price growth in Japan weakened for a second straight month in June, as a surge in energy costs lost steam and the Japanese economy slowed following a sales tax increase four months ago... #Miley Cyrus #Lady Gaga

Jul 25, 2014

Feel Good Friday: 12 Fun Photos to Start Your Weekend

From inflatable toads to Taiwanese "frog men," here's a handful of photos to get your weekend started righ... #China #England #France #Germany #Hong Kong #LeBron James