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Bernanke to give testimony on U.S. economy

Mar 1, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semi-annual testimony on the state of the U.S. economy to the Senate Banking Committee today. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Redevelopment agencies may lose state funding

Mar 1, 2011
The Academy Awards ceremony this weekend in taking place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and Highland, a project that was partly funded by a community redevelopment agency. States may no longer have that sort of money to give to future projects.

The legislative mistakes that put Arizona in budget crisis

Feb 28, 2011
A series of tax breaks and cuts has led the state in a downward spiral ever since the housing crisis and recession hit.

Stopgap budget could prevent government shutdown

Feb 28, 2011
The federal government is poised to run out of money on Friday. But both Republicans and Democrats seem to be in favor of a stopgap bill that would prevent a shutdown and cut $4 billion from the budget. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.

Is health care to blame for state budget issues?

Feb 24, 2011
Across the country, states are tackling rising budget deficits. And as economics correspondent Chris Farrell explains, health care is at the heart of federal and state deficits.
Posted In: Health

Texas considers dipping into rainy day fund

Feb 24, 2011
Governor Rick Perry is against the idea, pushing instead for budget cuts.

How to fix Social Security

Feb 23, 2011
Commentator Robert Reich says there's one way to keep Social Security financially solvent. And it doesn't involve cutting benefits or raising the retirement age.

Chicago to vote on residency requirement

Feb 22, 2011
Chicago residents will vote in today's mayoral election whether city employees should live in the city. Other cities that have lifted the requirement have found it leads to even further shrinking of the middle class.

The cost of a soldier deployed in Afghanistan

Feb 22, 2011
Stephan Richter's latest quiz: How much does it cost per year to support one U.S. service member deployed in Afghanistan?

State protests spread

Feb 22, 2011
Wisconsin protests go wide to Indiana and other states across the Midwest. Thousands of public workers are descending on state capitols to protest states' attempts to balance budgets by stripping unions of bargaining power.

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