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    Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover! The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” stayed the same price as last year, according to the 32nd annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas […]

  The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, while most of the items in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” saw little to no increase, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index. A set of gifts in each verse of the song would set you back $27,673 in […]

Finally, some good news for consumers to chew on: That Thanksgiving feast will be a little less expensive. The average cost of this year’s holiday dinner for 10 eased down 0.9 percent to $49.04 from $49.48 last year, according to a survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation released on Thursday. The survey’s shopping list […]

Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago. And if you get all 364 items repeated throughout “The Twelve Days of Christmas” carol, you’ll pay 6.1 percent more this year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by […]

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today applauded the expected news that Ohio’s nearly two million Social Security recipients will see a 3.5 percent increase in their Social Security benefits beginning in 2012. “The economic downturn has been particularly hard for seniors, who often struggle to balance the high cost of their prescriptions against grocery and utility […]