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Wisconsin targets public employees

Mar 1, 2011
Budget plan with $1 billion in cuts relies on restricting collective bargaining by some public unions.

Analysts expect higher oil prices won't affect Bernanke's testimony

Mar 1, 2011
Steve Chiotakis speaks with Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal Financial Analytics, about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before the Senate today. Petrou and other analysts believe Bernanke will present cautious optimism on the state of the economy.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Juli Niemann: Wall Street expected to stay the course

Mar 1, 2011
Bob Moon speaks with Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company in St. Louis, about what she thinks will come of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress today and how it will affect Wall Street.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Bernanke to give testimony on U.S. economy

Mar 1, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semi-annual testimony on the state of the U.S. economy to the Senate Banking Committee today. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Redevelopment agencies may lose state funding

Mar 1, 2011
The Academy Awards ceremony this weekend in taking place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and Highland, a project that was partly funded by a community redevelopment agency. States may no longer have that sort of money to give to future projects.

The legislative mistakes that put Arizona in budget crisis

Feb 28, 2011
A series of tax breaks and cuts has led the state in a downward spiral ever since the housing crisis and recession hit.

Stopgap budget could prevent government shutdown

Feb 28, 2011
The federal government is poised to run out of money on Friday. But both Republicans and Democrats seem to be in favor of a stopgap bill that would prevent a shutdown and cut $4 billion from the budget. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.

Is health care to blame for state budget issues?

Feb 24, 2011
Across the country, states are tackling rising budget deficits. And as economics correspondent Chris Farrell explains, health care is at the heart of federal and state deficits.
Posted In: Health

Texas considers dipping into rainy day fund

Feb 24, 2011
Governor Rick Perry is against the idea, pushing instead for budget cuts.

How to fix Social Security

Feb 23, 2011
Commentator Robert Reich says there's one way to keep Social Security financially solvent. And it doesn't involve cutting benefits or raising the retirement age.

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