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Governor announces California's tight budget plan

Jan 10, 2011
Governor Jerry Brown announced his budget plan this morning: a proposed $12 billion in spending cuts. There will be cuts in services like welfare and health care, and it's also expected that Brown may ask voters to raise taxes. Jeff Tyler reports.

How much did the Fed make?

Jan 10, 2011
This final note today, in honor of the opening of corporate earnings season. Alcoa reported profits after the bell this afternoon, basically in...
Posted In: Federal Reserve

Obama Administration reaches out to Wall Street

Jan 7, 2011
With Gene Sperling rumored to replace Larry Summers as head of the National Economic Council, analysts say this is a strategic move on the part of the Obama administration to reach out to the business community. Scott Tong reports.

More Turks leaving Germany than coming in

Jan 6, 2011
More Turkish Germans are heading back to their home country -- motivated by factors like better job opportunities in Turkey and not wanting to feel like a foreigner.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Are Issa's plans too political?

Jan 6, 2011
California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for sweeping investigations into government regulation. But are his plans overstepping boundaries? David Gura reports.

Will Republicans be able to reach their budget goal?

Jan 5, 2011
The 112th Congress began today, and the Republicans have officially taken over the House. Now it's a matter of how well they'll execute their campaign promises. John Dimsdale reports.

Cruising the same wavelength with Darrell Issa and The Heritage Foundation

Jan 5, 2011
It is part of the Economy 4.0 beat to keep an eye on new rules of the road for the economy. And so it was with interest I noted pieces in Politic...
Posted In: darrell issa, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, heritage foundation

Rep. Issa seeks info on the impact of regulations

Jan 4, 2011
Representative Darrell Issa, incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent letters to trade associations asking them to list what government regulations are hurting the economy. Politico's Darren Goode covered the story and talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Issa will do with the input he gets.

What Obama can do despite a GOP-controlled House

Jan 4, 2011
The Republicans are set to take over the House of Representatives officially tomorrow. There is already talk of what they plan to do, namely vote to repeal the health care law. But what can President Obama do to get his initiatives done?

Now you can draw state redistricting maps too

Jan 4, 2011
Congress begins a new session tomorrow. But some members of the House are wondering just how long they'll be keeping those seats. The process known as reapportionment is being taken up by legislatures in 18 states that will be gaining or losing congressional seats based on numbers in the 2010 census. We look at the technology that goes into guiding that process.
Posted In: Science