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Vice President Biden wrestling budget deal

Jun 13, 2011
Joe Biden continues to meet with top lawmakers. With the economy sputtering, more stimulus is now part of the discussion.

NATO in financial trouble

Jun 10, 2011
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said scarce European financial support for NATO risks making the alliance irrelevant.

Educated immigrants now outnumber lower-skilled

Jun 9, 2011
A new report released from the Brookings Institution shows that highly skilled temporary and permanent immigrants in the United States now outnumber lower-skilled ones. Andrey Singer from the Brookings Institution explains.
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China says a U.S. default is 'playing with fire'

Jun 9, 2011
China holds more than $1 trillion of U.S. debt, so today the country has said it hopes the U.S. will take effective steps to improve its fiscal position.

Arizona wildfire could spread to New Mexico

Jun 8, 2011
Disasters, from fires to tornadoes and floods, are smacking states across the country when they don't have the funds to pay for clean up.

Would a short-lived default be that bad?

Jun 8, 2011
Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains how a default on U.S. debt would impact the economy.

Some Republicans OK with short-lived debt default

Jun 8, 2011
As we close in on the August 2 deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling, some Republicans say that failing to raise the $14.3 trillion borrowing limit wouldn't be so catastrophic.

Wall Street's preferred deficit cuts: short-term gain with long-term pain

Jun 6, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist at the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses what kinds of spending cuts would benefit the markets.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin on spending cuts and the debt ceiling

Jun 6, 2011
The president of the American Action Forum discusses why spending cuts and tax reform are necessary to resolve the coming budget crisis.

GOP argues spending cuts help private sector

Jun 3, 2011
Spending cuts are likely to be part of any deal to lift the debt ceiling. Conservatives argue without these cuts, raising the debt ceiling just hurts private sector jobs.