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The city of Boston faces two enormous problems: Sea level rise in its harbor that is getting worse with climate change and a dearth of affordable housing, pricing out many longtime residents. Solutions to one of the problems may compound…
By Paul Solman, Ryan Connelly Holmes
The government adjusts Social Security benefits each year based on inflation rates, but that increase has not kept up with the rising cost of medical care and other expenses.
By Paul Solman
Luanda, Angola is the most expensive city in the world for Americans to live, according to Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Rankings released this month. N’Djamena, Chad, took the second-place spot.
By Xander Landen
When Congress reached a budget deal to fund the federal government, one of the controversial items they agreed to was a cut in military pensions. But does this break a promise to those who have served? Jeffrey Brown gets perspective…
As more people across the country are living alone, the costs of rent and real estate are soaring in many urban areas. Cities like New York and Vancouver are trying to get the most out of available apartment space by…
In other news Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with President Obama on an Ohio voting matter -- early voting in that state will not be blocked during the three days leading up to Election Day. Also, Americans on Social…
By P. J. Tobia
It started as one woman's protest against high rent in her neighborhood. Now, tens of thousands of people are protesting the high cost of living in Israel.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Inflation shot up at the fastest rate in some six months, the U.S. government reported Friday. The jump in prices was blamed largely on soaring gas and food prices.
As the value of the dollar has fallen, the U.S. economy has had to adjust in a multitude of areas. While some sectors have benefitted from cheaper U.S. exports, others have felt the pinch of inflation. Paul Solman examines the…
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