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  • Nov 16, 2006

    Ex-Dallas Fed president to join policy institute

    Robert McTeer will join the National Center for Policy Analysis and lead the Dallas-based research institute's work on economic policy issues, the group said Wednesday.

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  • Oct 19, 2006

    Social Security raise set at 3.3%: Increase for '07 checks gets mixed reviews

    Oct. 19--The federal government's release of its monthly consumer price index isn't something folks normally pay much notice. But Wednesday morning's announcement finalized the increase that 53 million Americans will get in their Social Security checks next year, sending Dallas-area seniors to their calculators to tally up the impact.

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  • Oct 15, 2006

    Inhofe correct on warming

    Sen. James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, has been taking a lot of heat lately for his skeptical stance on global warming. He's been called a "social dinosaur" for his failure to accept the politically correct view. Yet Mr. Inhofe is absolutely correct to be skeptical. As the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot said, "Skepticism is the first step toward truth."

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  • Oct 01, 2006

    DO THIS FOR MOM

    KIKI, A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO and a legal secretary, had just moved from New York to a small town in Pennsylvania, where the cost of living was much lower. But first she had to find a job, which was proving surprisingly difficult. Finally, during the 11th job interview in which she was asked the same question, "Do you have children?" something clicked. She dared to ask how that was relevant to the work. The response was blunt. "He said if you don't have a husband and have children, then I pay less per hour because I have to pay benefits for the entire family."

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  • Sep 03, 2006

    Those junk-food junkies! Hitting us where it hurts -- the wallet

    DALLAS - America, we're getting fatter. And it is costing us: It's cutting our lives short, driving up the cost of healthcare and leading to less productive lives. And it needs to stop.

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