U.S. consumer prices rose slightly last month as higher energy costs partly offset cheaper food. The small increase is further evidence that consumers are benefiting from mild inflation.
The cases seem to be popping up everywhere — and with alarming frequency. Dozens of relationships between teachers and students have been reported just this year, but analysts say it's difficult, if not impossible, to know what is media hype and what is a genuine national problem.
With unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Democrats have increasingly seized on outsourcing of U.S. jobs as a campaign issue, arguing the GOP's policies have encouraged companies to shift work overseas.