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Gov't: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

...other prices are up. For example, medical care has risen by 2.4 percent, housing costs climbed by 3.2 percent and food prices were 1.6 percent higher.Advocates say the government's measure of inflation does not accurately reflect price...
Nation and World
Reflecting on a just wage this Labor Day weekend

...readjust the salaries of the priests depending on where in Southeast Alaska they are assigned due to the difference of food prices. The cost of food on Prince of Wales Island is different than here in Juneau. In order to provide what is proper...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...make sure the combination of Alaska's two largest grocers will not hurt consumers by limiting competition and raising food prices. A more active role by the state does not necessarily mean the federal government would drop out, said Bob Schroeder...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...waded across a river en route to Maputo after a bridge washed away. They complained of fuel shortages and spiraling food prices. Jose Santos, who carried three empty cans he planned to fill with gasoline, had been walking for several hours from...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Anchorage keeps prices down there," he added. The March food prices represent a 3 percent increase from March 2000 for Anchorage...section in Big Kmart may have some effect on Juneau's food prices. Kmart plans to expand its limited selection of food...
Outside editorial: As food prices increase, American security is at stake

...Organization reported last week that its Food Price Index - a measure of the monthly...are passed down the supply chain, food prices could rise an additional 3 percent...can't afford enough to eat. High food prices are one of the root causes of unrest...
Salmon feeds recipients of food aid programs 1-pound tall cans earlier this fall, and there should be another 300-ton purchase of canned pinks soon. As food prices rise in the United States, the world's dominant donor for food aid, the USDA has purchased less food than in past...
Hunters watch for sick birds "Without (subsistence) we'd have to depend on chicken and turkey. That's expensive," said Active. Food prices in remote villages are 2 1/2 to three times what they are in urban areas. "And wild bird is better than chicken...
'Off the charts': 133k Somalia famine child deaths

...mortality surveys by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit , including 61 from the famine period, and data on food prices, wages and humanitarian access.Philippe Lazzarini, the chief U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, said...
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A lot of people? Yes. Apocalypse? No

...for their child's future. In spite of the daunting challenges facing the world, including global warming, rising food prices and a billion people in poverty, the 7-billionth child will almost surely have a better life than the 3-billionth...


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