By Joseph Lawler | 11/01/13 05:21 AM
You've likely heard by now that college tuition has increased much faster than the rate of inflation year after year. Despite this trend, you can always count on the optimists at the College Board to find a good-news story to tell.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/01/13 05:20 AM
Falling crime rates have been the norm in the U.S. for two decades, but newly released data raise the question of whether the trend is reversing itself. Statistics released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics show that violent crime has risen for two years in a row.
By Joseph Lawler | 10/30/13 02:53 PM
The Federal Reserve announced no significant changes to monetary policy Wednesday afternoon, meaning that its $85 billion a month bond-buying program will remain in place and at its current size for now. No major moves were expected. In a statement released at the end of a two-day meeting of...
By Joseph Lawler | 10/30/13 12:09 PM
Newly released data shows that inflation once again had slowed before the government shutdown delayed the release of federally produced economic statistics.
By Joseph Lawler | 10/28/13 09:04 AM
This week Federal Reserve officials will meet in Washington to discuss monetary policy on Tuesday and Wednesday. Although the last meeting was fraught with apprehension about the possibility of the Fed “tapering” its monthly bond-buying program, this time around few believe that the meeting...
By Joseph Lawler | 10/25/13 01:53 PM
Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul is threatening to place a hold on the nomination of Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve unless he gets a vote on a bill to audit the Fed.
By Joseph Lawler | 10/25/13 12:05 PM
American consumers' attitudes are as negative as they have been all year, according to University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters data released Friday morning. The consumer sentiment index, based on a poll of 500 U.S. households, slipped from 77.5 in September to 73.2 in October, missing...
By Joseph Lawler | 10/25/13 05:39 AM
Alan Cole for the Tax Foundation: Everyone is familiar with the concept, if not the terminology, of a marginal tax rate. Earn a new dollar, and some of that dollar is lost to taxes. The concept applies equally to means-tested assistance from the government.
By Joseph Lawler | 10/25/13 05:38 AM
As soon as the ink was dry on the agreement to lift the debt ceiling, President Obama turned to an outside source, Fitch Ratings, to criticize Congress for allowing the government to come within days of defaulting on its debt.
By Joseph Lawler | 10/22/13 02:17 PM
It's been a tough week for Jamie Dimon, who was once widely referred to as "Obama's favorite banker" but is now managing a record $13 billion settlement with federal regulators.
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