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Does the U.S. have room in the budget for a no-fly zone?

Mar 28, 2011
Lawrence Korb, former assistant defense secretary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, explains how the U.S. budget has created room for military expenditures in the past, and how the current budget can accommodate the Libyan no-fly zone.

Detroit's stunning population loss means new budget concerns

Mar 23, 2011
The Motor City lost a quarter of its residents last decade. Detroit's mayor is now scrambling to keep federal and state dollars tied to population from disappearing, too.

U.S. costs for Libya could rack up fast

Mar 22, 2011
The Pentagon is going to have to ask Congress for emergency funding if U.S. expenses top $1 billion. That could happen in as little as a month. The question is, will Congress go along?

U.S. budget is extended, but there are costs

Mar 17, 2011
Keeping the federal government running with temporary budget resolutions is changing the way business is done.

Sen. Conrad on challenges ahead for the U.S. budget

Mar 16, 2011
The chair of the Senate Budget Committee talks about how world events may affect U.S. budget talks, and the future of the Federal Reserve.

What's next for the Federal Reserve?

Mar 16, 2011
After meeting yesterday, the Federal Reserve said it's keeping an eye on what's happening around the world, but for the time being, it's still business as usual.

Fed meets amid uncertain demand for Treasurys

Mar 15, 2011
The biggest buyers of U.S. Treasurys -- the Federal Reserve, China and Japan -- may be losing their appetite. What does that mean for interest rates?

Higher gas prices create political pressure

Mar 15, 2011
Senate Democrats fearing blame for rising gas prices could waver on support for Obama proposals on environment.

Colorado's cracked dams create budget dilemma

Mar 15, 2011
Colorado faces a tough budget year due to the loss of tax revenue and growing costs to keep programs and services running. It's inspired some creative thinking to fix the state's dams.

Think You Can Balance Colorado's Budget? Try It.

Mar 15, 2011
It's not exactly World of Warcraft, but Backseat Budgeter tries to turn balancing a state budget into a game. Get started and you'll see a gas-ta...
Posted In: Backseat Budgeter, colorado, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Governor John Hickenlooper

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