Economy - Most Recent
Apr 1, 2011
Christina Romer, former chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisors, talks about why she thinks Washington needs to do more for jobs and the deficit now, even if it may be difficult.
Mar 31, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats agreed to a $33 billion in cuts from the current budget to avoid a government shut down. But is it enough for Republicans?
Mar 30, 2011
The bill is similar to Wisconsin's, but will also weaken the bargaining rights for public sector employees like police and firefighters.
Mar 29, 2011
In his speech last night, President Obama explained that the U.S. continues to share the cost of the military efforts in Libya with other countries. This morning, representatives from more than 30 countries are meeting to continue discussions regarding the future of Libya and rebuilding the country.
Mar 29, 2011
Georgia is one of only three states that still bans retail sales of alcohol on Sundays. Lifting it could mean $5 million per year of additional revenue for the state.
Mar 28, 2011
Lawrence Korb, former assistant defense secretary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, explains how the U.S. budget has created room for military expenditures in the past, and how the current budget can accommodate the Libyan no-fly zone.
Mar 23, 2011
The Motor City lost a quarter of its residents last decade. Detroit's mayor is now scrambling to keep federal and state dollars tied to population from disappearing, too.
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?
Mar 17, 2011
Keeping the federal government running with temporary budget resolutions is changing the way business is done.
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.