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Good Question: How Do We Measure Inflation?

Starting next year, Social Security benefits will rise 1.7 percent — or about $20 a month based on an average monthly Social Security payment of $1,192. That increase, or cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), has been pegged to the consumer price index (CPI) since 1975. It’s one of several ways to measure inflation. So, how do we measure the CPI?

10/22/2014

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Voters Could Get Say On Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says voters should decide whether Minnesota’s minimum wage climbs automatically. A constitutional amendment that he and another prominent senator put in play Thursday would ask voters this fall if they think the wage should be forever linked to inflation.

03/27/2014

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Reality Check: Legislative Pay Raises

Governor Mark Dayton says Minnesota lawmakers don’t get paid enough. The governor is supporting a recommendation from the State Compensation Council to raise lawmaker pay in 2015.

03/11/2013

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Metrodome Roof Set For Inflation, But Work Continues

On Wednesday at 7 a.m., the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission will attempt to “raise the roof” at the Metrodome after seven months of sagging.

07/12/2011

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Could Leveled Oil Prices Bring Gas Savings?

Moneywatch.com editor at large Jill Schlesinger talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News today

05/16/2011

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Moneyanswers Expert Jordan Goodman On Morning News

Personal finance expert Jordan Goodman paid his monthly visit to the WCCO Morning News.

05/10/2011

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