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Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

Payday Advance signs at California Check Cashing in Oakland, Calif. Less money will be in U.S. paychecks due to a higher Social Security tax rate.

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Payday Advance signs at California Check Cashing in Oakland, Calif. Less money will be in U.S. paychecks due to a higher Social Security tax rate.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -34.4

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Jan. 6. The index, which is derived from how Americans rate the economy, the buying climate and their personal finances on a scale of minus 100 to plus 100, fell...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (left) and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

Photographs by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (left) and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

Senate Odd Couple: Bernie Sanders/Jeff Sessions

Lo and behold, President Barack Obama has struck a blow for bipartisanship — something that’s in such short supply these days. With his nomination of Jack Lew to take the helm at the Treasury Department, Obama managed to unite Jeff Sessions...

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