Today the typical American household spends approximately $270 more each month on basic items than they did one year ago, and a shocking $1,037 more per month than they did three years ago.

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It's being called the most ambitious plan in U.S. history to eliminate auto emissions. But should the White House and the EPA be telling automakers what kind of cars to sell to consumers? With unsold inventory of electric cars piling up at dealerships, 5,000 auto dealers asked the White House in January to 'tap the brakes' on its push toward EVs.

Surveillance footage shows brazen shoplifters robbing a store

In the heart of the nation's capital and other major cities, a growing crisis is gripping communities and retailers alike. What once seemed like isolated incidents of shoplifting have become a full-blown epidemic of organized retail crime, leaving citizens and businesses reeling from its ramifications.

The U.S. national debt is skyrocketing (Adobe stock image)

America's debt is growing by $1 trillion every 100 days, and economists warn that if Congress doesn't take action it's going to get so bad it will threaten U.S. national security. The interest payments alone are already an astronomical $750 billion per year.

High food prices are hurting Americans (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

If you think prices are still high, you're right. The latest government numbers show inflation is still climbing, although not as fast as the last few years. While efforts by the Federal Reserve have slowed inflation, board members aren't ready to declare victory. Partly because the latest Labor Department numbers prove getting inflation back to normal might be more difficult than expected.

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An international alliance of multiple countries has been pushing to undermine the power of the U.S. Dollar, and now, they've added more key members. The BRICS nations comprise almost half of the world's population, possess close to half the world's oil, and want to dethrone the Dollar as the world's reserve currency. 

Senior woman in the supermarket checks her grocery receipt looking worried about rising costs (Adobe stock)

A new report shows persistently higher prices across America have risen yet again – a sign the Federal Reserve's drive to slow inflation to its two percent target will likely remain a bumpy one.


Congressional leaders have announced a $1.66 trillion agreement on overall spending levels for the government's current fiscal year. They're racing once again to avoid a partial government shutdown later this month.


Americans have been feeling a financial squeeze for several years due to record-high inflation, but new data reveals how much consumers have to spend just to keep up with a basic standard of living.


Shoppers gearing up for the 2023 holiday season won’t have to look hard for a convenient way to pay for all those presents. “Buy now, pay later,” a type of payment plan that divides the total cost of your purchase into smaller installments, is offered at most major retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Amazon. But experts say it’s risky. Ask yourself these five questions before opting in.