Christopher Rugaber, Ap Economics Writer Updated 12:03 am PST, Friday, January 11, 2019 Government workers, American Federation of Government Employees union members and members of supporting local unions, pose for a group photo during the rally to highlight the effect the federal shutdown, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) less Government workers, American Federation of Government Employees union members and members of supporting local unions, pose for a group photo during the rally to highlight the effect the federal shutdown, ... more Photo: Leila Navidi, AP Photo: Leila Navidi, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Government workers, American Federation of Government Employees union members and members of supporting local … [Read more...] about How’s the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say
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AFTER days of holiday celebrations commuters have been slapped in the face with yet another fare raise. Campaigners have criticised the "staggering" increase which has left many people "priced out of getting to work". So why are tickets more expensive now? How much have rail ticket prices increased? The Rail Delivery Group has already flagged that fares will rise by 3.1 per cent in January. Northern trains will be stung by a very slightly worse 3.2 per cent rise. This follows a 3.4 per cent increase from the start of this year. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services, and has flagged a similar 3 per cent rise. C2C, which mainly operates services from the capital to the coast, have also flagged 2.6 per cent increases. Chiltern flagged increases of 2.8 per cent in November. The average traveller will be paying £2,888 for their season ticket this year, £694 a year more than in 2010, according to Labour's analysis. To put … [Read more...] about Train fare increase – how much has the cost of rail travel gone up for 2019 and why are tickets more expensive now?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution. Supported by Fact Check The administration has sometimes made misleading statements to garner support for its plan on what it has accurately identified as a problem for many Americans. ByRobert Pear Dec. 16, 2018 WASHINGTON — In his zeal to fulfill a campaign promise, President Trump has correctly identified high drug prices as a major problem for many Americans. But in defending his proposed solutions, he has sometimes stretched the facts. Mr. Trump has proposed that Medicare pay for certain prescription drugs based on the prices paid in other developed countries. He called this “a revolutionary change” and said it would save money for the government and for Medicare beneficiaries … [Read more...] about Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution.
Updated 4:35 am CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, embraces Cindy McCain, wife of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, while speaking to supporters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at an election night party in Scottsdale, Ariz. Incumbent Ducey defeated Democratic challenger David Garcia for his second term. less Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, embraces Cindy McCain, wife of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, while speaking to supporters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at an election night party in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... more Photo: Matt York, AP Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a relocated polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Chandler, Ariz. The new polling station opened four hours late after the original location did not open due to the buildings' foreclosure overnight. less Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a relocated polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 … [Read more...] about The Latest: McSally-Sinema Senate race too close to call
A divided American electorate, already shattering voting records for midterm elections, will decide control of the U.S. House of Representatives and perhaps even the Senate on Tuesday. That's making markets are more jittery than usual ahead of the final vote counts. A renegotiated and renamed North American Free Trade Agreement will need Congressional approval. Also potentially on the legislative agenda are enormous economic issues like another income tax cut, rising drug prices, a substitute for Obamacare, federal spending increases (or cuts) and a ballooning public deficit fueled by the last GOP income tax cut. "Most of my days are spent talking to clients about what are the polls showing, which way are the winds blowing, what could the implications be. This, of course, touches on everything: trade policy, infrastructure, the Fed raising interest rates," Torsten Slok, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank, told CBS MoneyWatch. Betting markets, as well as polls from … [Read more...] about How the midterm elections could affect the economy