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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

When a lobbyist's client is Egypt

Mar 14, 2011
Lobbyists show a country the ropes in the U.S. -- and how to pull them.

Toiling over the reparations from the BP oil spill

Mar 14, 2011
Ken Feinberg discusses the complications and controversies stemming from his work overseeing the compensation funds for the BP oil spill and 9/11.

Weekly Wrap: The budget, oil prices

Mar 11, 2011
Kai Ryssdal goes over the past week's financial news with Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal and Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine. This week: The budget fight in Washington, and the oil bubble.
Posted In: Oil

Utah debates immigration reform

Mar 11, 2011
The state is debating between a bill that would tighten immigration enforcement and one that would create a guest worker program.
Posted In: Immigration

Budget cuts threaten SEC, CFTC

Mar 11, 2011
Economy 4.0 special correspondent David Brancaccio talks with Jeremy Hobson about whether budgets for the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators will be cut just as they try to comply with the new financial reform law.

Big investor dumps its U.S. Treasury bonds

Mar 10, 2011
PIMCO, which runs the biggest bond fund, has sold most of its Treasury holdings, underscoring the growing belief that interest rates will soon rise.

McCain, Kerry back online privacy bill

Mar 10, 2011
The two senators are circulating an Internet privacy bill that would create an "online privacy bill of rights." Julia Angwin, tech reporter from the Wall Street Journal, explains.

PIMCO sells off all its U.S. debt

Mar 10, 2011
The world's largest bond fund has sold off all its U.S. treasury bonds. Analysts say that despite the sale, PIMCO founder Bill Gross is still optimistic.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Wisconsin limits union rights

Mar 10, 2011
The state senate passed a measure Wednesday restricting union bargaining rights, ending the stand-off that shut down the state legislature.