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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 7:45 am

Modernization charges irk consumer groups

In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Thanksgiving dinner prices

Thanksgiving dinner prices

Meat manager Steve Rosenbaum works on the turkey display refrigerator at Strack & Van Til in Highland. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual informal price cost of Thanksgiving dinner survey indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.48, a 28-cent price increase…

November 12, 2012 4:22 pm
Thanksgiving dinner prices

Thanksgiving dinner prices

Jackie and Tim Kolbert, of Highland, shop Monday for a turkey at Strack & Van Til in Highland. Turkeys, the main component of the traditional holiday dinner, are priced slightly higher than in 2011, but again most grocers are absorbing the increase.

November 12, 2012 4:22 pm
Thanksgiving dinner prices

Thanksgiving dinner prices

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual informal price cost of Thanksgiving dinner survey indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.48, a 28-cent price increase from last year’s average.

November 12, 2012 4:22 pm
Thanksgiving dinner prices

Thanksgiving dinner prices

Meat manager Steve Rosenbaum works on the turkey display refrigerator at Strack & Van Til in Highland. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual informal price cost of Thanksgiving dinner survey indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.48, a 28-cent price increase…

November 12, 2012 4:22 pm
Thanksgiving dinner prices

Thanksgiving dinner prices

Jackie and Tim Kolbert, of Highland, shop Monday for a turkey at Strack & Van Til in Highland. Turkeys, the main component of the traditional holiday dinner, are priced slightly higher than in 2011, but again most grocers are absorbing the increase.

November 12, 2012 4:22 pm

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Thursday

WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:

September 13, 2012 11:37 am
Meat prices

Meat prices

Mike Cantu, assistant meat manager at the Taft Street PayLow in Merrillville makes sure the meat case is stocked. Don Weiss, president of the WiseWay/PayLow grocery chain, said consumers are buying a little less by weight or buying more economical cuts to combat rising prices

June 11, 2012 4:08 pm
Meat prices

Meat prices

Mike Cantu, assistant meat manager at the Taft Street PayLow in Merrillville makes sure the meat case is stocked. Don Weiss, president of the WiseWay/PayLow grocery chain, said consumers are buying a little less by weight or buying more economical cuts to combat rising prices

June 11, 2012 4:07 pm
New rule on FHA loans

New rule on FHA loans

Reduce the funds, cut the costs

May 10, 2012 11:35 am

Oil jumps to 9-month high after Iran cuts supply

Oil prices jumped to a nine-month high above $105 a barrel on Monday after Iran said it halted crude exports to Britain and France in an escalation of a dispute over the Middle Eastern country's nuclear program.

February 17, 2012 12:00 am
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