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Prices have eased at the pump, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate have passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a piece of legislation that purportedly aims to moderate the high prices harming consumers’ pocketbooks. But average Americans are still pessimistic about their economic situation. That’s because while inflation has slowed slightly, thanks, in part to the […]

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Prices rose more slowly in the Northeast in July than the rest of the nation, helped by slowing housing costs, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Wednesday. The Labor Department reported the consumer-price index rose 8.5% in July from the same month a year ago, down from 9.1% in June, which marked the fastest inflationary pace since November 1981. In the Northeast, prices rose 7.3% in July, ...

Road trips are a rite of passage for many Americans. These driving adventures are full of roadside attractions, eclectic diners and incredible memories. Yet, with high gas prices, many families…

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VINTON — On a rain-soaked Sunday under a park pavilion before a group of about 25 supporters, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Franken took Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley to task over efforts to lower prescription drug prices for Iowans.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Tuesday his office has joined a nationwide task force of state attorneys general working to cut down on illegal and unwanted robocalls used to scam seniors and defraud consumers nationwide.

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