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U.S. costs for Libya could rack up fast

Mar 22, 2011
The Pentagon is going to have to ask Congress for emergency funding if U.S. expenses top $1 billion. That could happen in as little as a month. The question is, will Congress go along?

U.S. budget is extended, but there are costs

Mar 17, 2011
Keeping the federal government running with temporary budget resolutions is changing the way business is done.

Sen. Conrad on challenges ahead for the U.S. budget

Mar 16, 2011
The chair of the Senate Budget Committee talks about how world events may affect U.S. budget talks, and the future of the Federal Reserve.

What's next for the Federal Reserve?

Mar 16, 2011
After meeting yesterday, the Federal Reserve said it's keeping an eye on what's happening around the world, but for the time being, it's still business as usual.

Fed meets amid uncertain demand for Treasurys

Mar 15, 2011
The biggest buyers of U.S. Treasurys -- the Federal Reserve, China and Japan -- may be losing their appetite. What does that mean for interest rates?

Higher gas prices create political pressure

Mar 15, 2011
Senate Democrats fearing blame for rising gas prices could waver on support for Obama proposals on environment.

Colorado's cracked dams create budget dilemma

Mar 15, 2011
Colorado faces a tough budget year due to the loss of tax revenue and growing costs to keep programs and services running. It's inspired some creative thinking to fix the state's dams.

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.