Jan 14, 2013 In the final news conference of his first term, President Obama made a new pitch for "balance" as Washington approaches another fiscal deadline.
Jan 2, 2013 The short-term stimulus plan had pumped billions into the economy.
Dec 14, 2012 Throughout the debate about the deficits and debt, you've probably heard a certain metaphor: One that compares the nation to a household. Well, that metaphor bothers one of the nation's leading economists, Robert Shiller of Yale University.
Dec 6, 2012 With just about three weeks left until Congress runs up against its fiscal cliff deadline, how is the public viewing the debate?
Nov 2, 2012 More than 20 percent of the U.S. national budget is spent on Social Security, so of course politicians like to promise to reform it. Commentator Chris Farrell says unfortunately both candidates' plans are way too complicated.
Oct 25, 2012 With the fiscal cliff looming, an all-star group of CEOs wants both parties to get serious about the deficit. The fix they're calling for will be tough for both parties to swallow.
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Oct 16, 2012 Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.
Oct 16, 2012 Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.
Oct 2, 2012 Young viewers might watch the CW channel during the presidential debates, but they'll still keep up with politics via social media.
Sep 21, 2012 What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.