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Shutdown boils down to essential vs.non-essential programs

Apr 6, 2011
As the government faces a potential shutdown over failing budget negotiations, federal employees are being divided into two camps: essential and non-essential.

What a government shutdown means for the economic recovery

Apr 6, 2011
The ongoing budget standoff on Capitol Hill means a shutdown of the federal government could be on the way. Economist Diane Lim Rogers explains what a government shutdown would mean for the economic recovery.

Possible government shutdown threatens Tax Day, foreign aid

Apr 6, 2011
As the clock winds down on negotiations to avoid a government shutdown, agencies like the IRS and programs that provide foreign aid wait to see how a shutdown would affect operations.

Supply side economics underpins Ryan budget roadmap

Apr 6, 2011
Rep. Paul Ryan's roadmap says slashing spending and taxes would generate billions in tax revenues, a new housing boom, and give us 2.8 percent unemployment by 2021. Really?

Rep. Paul Ryan unveils 2012 budget blueprint

Apr 5, 2011
The House budget committee chair's plan packs in a lot, including tax cuts. Marketplace asks how a deficit-slashing plan can also cut taxes.

Federal budget deal hanging

Apr 5, 2011
Time is ticking down. Without a deal on fiscal 2011, the federal government shuts down Friday. And lots of federal workers won't be working.

Fiscal year 2011 budget tussle continues

Apr 5, 2011
Congressional leaders are moving closer to cutting $33 billion. As part of that, they would cut mandatory federal government programs to avert a government shutdown.

U.S. could face a government shutdown

Apr 4, 2011
Unless both parties in Congress can reach a budget deal, the federal government could shut down on Friday. Julia Coronado, chief economist at BNP Paribas, explains what that could mean for the economy.

Government transparency websites targeted in budget cuts

Apr 4, 2011
Many websites that offer platforms for transparency in government could facing the chopping block as politicians debate budget cuts.

Obama announces re-election campaign

Apr 4, 2011
In his announcement video and email, President Barack Obama kicks off a fundraising effort some have predicted will be the first billion-dollar campaign.

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