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Study Shows Steep Rise in Health Premiums

A new study shows that the cost of health insurance for many Americans rose sharply this year compared to previous years, exceeding average increases in workers’ wages and giving employers even more hesitation about hiring new people. (more)

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 READ MORE



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Thousands Take to Streets in Jordan

As protests continue to rock Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, add Jordan to the list of troubled Arab states, as thousands of people took to the streets of Amman on Friday to demand political change and more freedom.

Posted on Jan 28, 2011 READ MORE



Al-Jazeera English

Food Prices Skyrocket in Beleaguered Kyrgyzstan

It’s been a rough year for Kyrgyzstan. There was the uprising in April that saw a new government take charge, followed by violent ethnic clashes in June, then by a mass flight of refugees. And now it culminates with food scarcity and soaring prices that affect a quarter of the population amid a broken trade and supply network.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 READ MORE


Drought
watersecretsblog.com

In Dry Times, India Will Import Food

A dry spell in India’s usual monsoon season has had a dramatic effect on food prices and availability, affecting more than 700 million people in the world’s second most populous country. With its farmers hit hard by the drought, India is forced to begin importing food to make up for the shortages.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009 READ MORE


Deflation
telegraph.co.uk

Deflation Dangers Daunt the Economy

Analysts believe the economy is already in “horrific shape”—with news this month of record-breaking drops in the cost of living and new home construction—and is inching closer to a dangerous deflationary period, which could worsen the current economic crisis by making debts even harder to repay.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008 READ MORE


gas prices
AP photo / Lisa Poole

Inflation Runs at a 26-Year High

The once-mighty U.S. dollar is full of hot air, or at least the rate of inflation is at a 26-year high due to the recent economic toils and astronomical energy prices. Prices U.S. consumers pay shot up 1.1 percent in June—or more directly, your paycheck just got 1.1 percent smaller.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE


Mexico Food Protest
treehugger.com

G-7, IMF and World Bank Leaders to Meet

Following the string of economic crises across the globe, financial elites are planning to meet in Washington this weekend to address how to resolve the problems of global capitalism. Notably missing from the proceedings is any representative from the developing world.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE


Full Tanks Put Squeeze on the Working Class

Check out these moving portraits of people who can no longer visit family or friends, who can no longer take their children to the movies, even—all because of the stratospheric gas prices.

Posted on May 13, 2006 READ MORE


Luckovich -- Gas Rebate
Luckovich

GOP Tax Rebate Proposal Dying Quick Death

Even the House majority leader, a Republican, has rejected the Republican Senate leadership’s idea to send taxpayers a $100 check to cover rising gas prices.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


GOP in Bed with Oil Execs
Luckovich

GOP Gas Rebate Plan Draws Bipartisan Scorn

Republican senators received a flood of angry e-mails and phone calls in response to their plan to mail $100 checks to voters to ease the pinch of ever-rising gasoline prices. Even Rush Limbaugh said the GOP was treating Americans like “whores.”

Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


Exxon Posts Huge Profits as Gas Prices Soar

Exxon announced first-quarter profits of $8.4 billion. Gas prices are averaging over $3 per gallon. ‘Nuf said.

Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Reverses Himself on Gasoline Policy

In 2000, Bush criticized Clinton for toying with the Strategic Oil Reserve to push down prices—which is exactly what Bush did today. And, oh yeah: he also urged the loosening of environmental rules on emissions to help cut costs.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Study: Oil Company Profits, Not Crude Prices, Are Pumping Gas Prices

Corporate profiteering—not increased crude oil prices, not ethanol switch-overs—is responsible for recent gas price increases in California, according to an independent watchdog group.
Sounds like Enron all over again.

Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE


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