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Unemployment benefits and the budget deal

Dec 6, 2013
Unemployment benefits could become a major sticking point in negotiations over a budget compromise.
Posted In: budget deal, Paul Ryan, Patty Murray

A tax by any other name? A fee

Dec 5, 2013
A deal to avoid another government shutdown seems to be coalescing around increasing revenues -- but not taxes.
Posted In: fees, Taxes, budget

Ahead of deadlines, a bonanza for special interests

Oct 25, 2013
Lobbyists pound the pavement ahead of two big deadlines.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, lobbyists

Debt limit fight put business community at odds with Tea Party

Oct 18, 2013
The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight.
Posted In: tea party, GOP, government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, political donations

Government employee: "I'm relieved to be back"

Oct 17, 2013
A hydrologist at the U.S Geological Survey says the backup of work is not good, but he's glad to be back.

S&P: Shutdown and debt battle cost U.S. economy $24 billion

Oct 17, 2013
The aftermath of the debt ceiling debacle: consumer confidence is shaken, companies aren't spending, interest rates will rise, the nation's credit rating is in jeopardy, and GDP growth takes a hit.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, consumer confidence

Good enough for government data

Oct 17, 2013
We lost two weeks of government data -- data that let economists know what to study and data that helps farmers know what to plant.
Posted In: government data, Labor Department

Trust issues: D.C. dysfunction means uncertainty for companies

Oct 17, 2013
There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.
Posted In: uncertainty, debt, private contractors, government shutdown 2013

If 'creditworthiness is like virginity,' did the U.S. just lose it?

Oct 17, 2013
America's creditworthiness takes a hit in Asia, even with the debt ceiling raised and the government reopening.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, credit rating, China

Ok, debt ceiling is dealt with: What do I need to know now?

Oct 16, 2013
Congress reached a deal -- and a process -- to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government.
Posted In: debt ceiling, McConnell, Reid, Boehner

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