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Obama to lay out deficit reduction strategy

Apr 13, 2011
Later this morning, President Obama will outline his plans for reducing the long-term deficit. The proposal is expected to focus on cuts to entitlement programs and tax increases.
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Federal budget deal is $38.5 billion

Apr 11, 2011
Marketplace reports on what gets cut this fiscal year and who takes the hit.
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Obama to lay out spending plan

Apr 11, 2011
The U.S. government was on the brink of a shutdown just last Friday. But President Obama this week will lay out his budgetary plans for the future. Ezra Klein, economic and political columnist for the Washington Post, explains.
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States eye levies on services to close shortfalls

Apr 11, 2011
But in Georgia, lobbying leads to exemptions for most services targeted for a tax.
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The tax woes of politicians

Apr 8, 2011
Every so often, with some regularity, politicians get in trouble for failing to pay their taxes. So, why does it seem politicians make mistakes most of the rest of us don't?
Posted In: Taxes
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Will the potential 2011 shutdown resemble the one in 1995?

Apr 8, 2011
Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Moneywatch examines the possible government shutdown and compares it to the shutdown the government saw in 1995 and 1996.
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Europe minds the U.S. government shutdown

Apr 7, 2011
The BBC's Rebecca Singer explains why economists and investors are watching the U.S. budget situation closely.
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A federal shutdown has economic consequences

Apr 7, 2011
If the government closes for just a few days, the economic effect amounts to a bad blizzard. If it lasts longer, it could affect the fragile economic recovery.
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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.
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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.

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