May 9, 2013 A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
Apr 30, 2013 The Treasury Department is expected to start paying down U.S. government debt this quarter for the first time in six years.
Apr 26, 2013 A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Apr 22, 2013 'Entitlement' has almost contradictory meanings in casual conversation - and also, depending on your views, in political discourse about the social safety net
Apr 11, 2013 Where does tech fit into President Obama's new budget proposal? One answer is the $17.7 billion set aside for the U.S. space program.
Apr 10, 2013 The White House unveiled its proposed 2014 federal budget Wednesday and it has at least one thing in common with your household budget: It's influenced by politics.
Apr 10, 2013 David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain Obama's proposed budget and how it differs from House Republican plans.
Apr 10, 2013 In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Apr 5, 2013 President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.