Posts Tagged ‘costs’

Poll: 63% of Americans are falling behind in costs of living

(Natural News) The majority of Americans are saying they are falling behind the cost of living, according to the latest polling data. Results of the poll released by NBC News showed that 63 percent of respondents stated that their income was below the cost of living. Meanwhile, 58 percent of the respondents did not approve of President Joe Biden’s handling of the […]

Australian Federal Government Poised to Reduce Prescription Costs

The Albanese government has tabled a bill to cut the maximum cost of medical prescriptions by more than A$10 (US$6.82)  The scheme aims to make medicines cheaper by cutting prescriptions covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) by 30 percent, with the maximum general co-payment dropping from $42.50 to $30. The federal government estimated the […]

Fed Chairman Powell Says Inflation Can Be Controlled Without ‘Very High Social Costs’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, said on Sept. 8, that the central bank remains “strongly committed” to fighting inflation, but he still believes it can be tamed without the “very high social costs” as in past attempts to control prices. Powell was interviewed in a 40-minute webcast by Cato Institute President Peter Goettler, as the […]

Pakistan Post-Flood Situation: Vegetable Costs Up 500% Threaten to Fuel Inflation

Skyrocketing prices of tomatoes, potatoes and onions are putting food out of reach in flood-ravaged Pakistan, raising the specter of inflation hitting 30% that may spur more monetary tightening, said a report. The Bloomberg report said: The South Asian nation already reeling from dwindling currency reserves and the fastest inflation in almost five decades faces […]

The CDC costs Americans too much

2 sept 2022 Big changes are happening in the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) agency. The CDC will be voluntarily reorganizing itself while asking Congress for more money and more power to fix its own mistakes. The declaration from Director Rochelle Walensky came a month after a surprise announcement that another HHS agency, the […]

Germany unveils new plan to tackle soaring energy costs

Germany’s government announced on Sunday a massive new aid plan aimed at tackling spiralling energy prices, with Scholz vowing no German will face the crisis “alone”.

With rising costs of food and fears of food shortages spreading across the world…

aug 25 2022 Many people want to know how to buy healthy, delicious meat from local farmers rather than rely on grocery stores. The answer is simple: Buy beef shares. I just put together a free guide on creating a beef share with the exact steps you can take to organize one with your local […]

GO GREEN, GET BROKE: Test finds new electric Hummer costs over $100 to charge – more than it costs to fill up most gas tanks

(NaturalNews) (Natural News) A test has found that it costs over $100 to fully charge the battery of an electric pickup truck, far more than it would cost to fill up the gas tank of a large gas-powered truck of similar quality.In 2010, General Motors stopped manufacturing Hummers, a brand of pickup trucks and sport […]

UK Royals’ Spending Up 17%, Mostly For Palace Overhaul Costs

The most expensive official royal tour in the past year was the trip taken by Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, to the Caribbean in March. Source

Citing High Costs, Largest Pork Company In The US To Shut Down California Plant

Smithfield Foods, one of the worlds largest pork processors, is closing down its plant in Vernon, California, and reducing its sow herd, saying the cost of doing business in the state wasn’t worth it. The […] The post Citing High Costs, Largest Pork Company In The US To Shut Down California Plant appeared first on […]

Korean Pop Superstars BTS’s ‘Hiatus’ Rant Against Record Label Costs Brand $1.7 Billion

Hybe Co., the entertainment giant that manages the globally successful Korean boy band BTS, lost as much as $1.7 billion of its stock value on Wednesday after the bandmates confessed during a livestream that they are “exhausted” with their lives, need “time to think,” and are hoping not to perform as BTS for an indefinite […]

California’s Sky-High Costs Force Smithfield Foods to Shut Down Hog Plant in Golden State

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is closing a hog processing plant in California because of the exorbitant costs of doing business in the Golden State.

U.S. Economy In The Shadow Of Soaring Fuel Costs, While Citizens Are Changing Habits And Fighting Food Insecurity

From neighborhood gas stations to U.S.’s interstate highway system to the friendly skies, soaring fuel costs amid dwindling supplies look set to further squeeze consumers and businesses alike this summer. A Bloomberg report said: Across the board, fuel prices are at or near records. Average retail gasoline prices have remained firmly above $4 a gallon […]

Lebanon’s Western-Backed Fascist Seeks Civil War At All Costs

After two dangerous escalations in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj al-Shammali, near the Lebanese city of Tyre, the country’s most notorious living warlord, Samir Geaga, seeks escalation and attempts to build his Party’s strength. On December 10 an explosion rocked one of Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian refugee camps, known as Burj al-Shammali. As a result, […]

Expansion at all costs to Break Free

Expansion at all costs to Break Free This week starting a few days before Christmas has been a really difficult one for me. In the future, I will be disclosing the exact events that lead up to now and the players. For now, I will put the circumstances playing out.In two short weeks, I will […]

Australian Construction Insolvencies on Track to Surge Amid Costs Spike

One of Queensland’s major building companies BA Murphy Constructions, has been put into liquidation just before Christmas, adding to a growing list of insolvent builders nationwide. The collapse came amidst the deepening concerns that the ongoing surge in material and labour costs will see more construction companies go under in the coming months. According to […]

Greece: Protest against budget constrained by pandemic costs

Labour unions led by the Greek Communist Party staged a protest during a parliamentary budget debate on Thursday to demand a return of wage and pension levels that were axed during three successive international bailouts. Some 2,000 protesters gathered in front of the parliament building in central Athens as lawmakers debated the 2022 budget, which […]

Bill That Would Have Forced Unvaxxed to Pay Their Own Medical Costs Pulled

An Illinois Democratic lawmaker who tried to introduce a bill that would have forced unvaccinated people to pay for their medical treatment even if they had health insurance has pulled the legislation, citing the division it created and “threats” he received. State Rep. Jonathon Carroll filed HB 4259 on Monday, with the bill outlining how […]

CBO: Amnesty, Migration Rise Costs $122 Billion over 10 Years

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the amnesty provision and the immigration expansions in the Build Back Better (BBB) bill will cost taxpayers $121.7 billion over ten years. But the agency does not calculate the additional costs that Americans will pay amid the flow of new migrants and foreign workers. And the proposals would also […]

Obama Presidential Center Brings Rising Costs to Low-Income Chicago Residents

As the Obama Presidential Center continues construction near Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, many low-income residents are asking the city for protection over fears that property taxes, insurance, and interest rates will skyrocket as the neighborhood changes to a more upscale area. Many residents of the Woodlawn and South Shore neighborhoods fear being driven out of […]

Shipping Costs Surge: $17,000 to Ship Container to California from Asia, Up from $3,800 in 2020!!

Shipping Costs Surge: $17,000 to Ship Container to California from Asia, Up from $3,800 in 2020!!  Nwo Report   Source: WENDELL HUSEBØShipping costs are surging around the globe, causing the price of sending a container from Asia to the West Coast to increase many times over.When Donald Trump was president in 2020, the price to ship […]

Rising Business Costs and Consumer Inflation in Focus as Earnings Season Kicks Off

As the third-quarter corporate earnings season gets underway this week, markets are about to get a sense of the degree to which rising business input costs were absorbed by firms and pulled down their bottom lines. Nineteen S&P 500 firms report earnings this week starting with the big banks. According to Refinitiv IBES forecasts, profit […]

Households Brace for Higher Winter Heating Costs as Natural Gas Prices Vault

The relentless rise in natural gas prices continued on Wednesday, highlighting the looming threat to American households bracing for higher heating costs in the event of a harsh winter. U.S. natural gas futures were up 1.11 percent at $6.382 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) in early trading on Oct. 6 after jumping around 9 percent […]

Opinion | Don’t Believe Democrats When They Say a $3.5T Bill Costs Nothing

At a Wednesday news conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated this argument with great confidence. “It’s not about a dollar amount,” she told reporters. “The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero. This bill will be paid for.” White House chief of staff Ron Klain previewed this line at the SALT conference in New […]

Joe Biden: My $3.5 Trillion Agenda Costs ‘Zero Dollars’

President Joe Biden continued pushing a new White House talking point that claimed his $3.5 trillion spending agenda actually cost “zero dollars.” “My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars,” a post from Biden’s Twitter account read on Saturday. His message argued money was currently “wasted” on “tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion” and need […]

Spain to cut energy taxes amid anger over soaring electricity costs

Spain’s government has introduced a series of measures in an attempt to drive down household electricity costs. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said he wants to curtail the “exceptional benefits” for energy companies under current regulations. Wholesale electricity prices have surged to record highs in recent months and triggered outcry from consumer associations across Spain. Spanish […]

Many Businesses Expect to Hike Selling Prices in Face of Higher Input Costs: Fed

A number of American businesses facing supply-crunch-driven inflation in input costs say they expect to pass on higher prices to consumers, according to the Federal Reserve. Producer price inflation and its potential spillover onto store shelves is one the themes from the Fed’s most recent version of the “Beige Book,” released on Wednesday, which provides […]

Staggering Costs – U.S. Military Equipment Left Behind In Afghanistan

In other news, CIA director met Taliban leader in Afghanistan on Monday. How would you like to be a fly on that wall? Via: Forbes: Putting price tags on American military equipment still in Afghanistan isn’t an easy task. In the fog of war – or withdrawal – Afghanistan has always been a black box with little […]

Costs of the 20-Year US Occupation of Afghanistan, In Lives & Dollars

Posted on August 22, 2021 by martyrashrakat 21 Aug 2021 By Staff In the 20 years since September 11, 2001, the United States has spent more than $2 trillion on the war in Afghanistan, according to estimates by Costs of War Project at Brown University. Share this: Like this: Like Loading… Related Filed under: Afghanistan, […]

Costs Of The Afghanistan War, In Lives And Dollars

At just short of 20 years, the now-ending U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan was America’s longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received measurably less oversight from Congress than the Vietnam War did. But its death toll is in the many tens of thousands. And because the U.S. borrowed most of […]

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