Nov 19, 2013 Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
Nov 18, 2013 A new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.
Oct 15, 2013 The paydays that could prompt a government default if a debt-ceiling deal collapses.
Oct 14, 2013 Medicare enrollment is already confusing enough. The new health care exchanges will only make it more so. And that could end up being costly for taxpayers.
Oct 10, 2013 The White House has decided to cut some military aid to Egypt. But the impact won't be felt among regular Egyptians.
Oct 7, 2013 San Francisco is experimenting with what's known as participatory budgeting to give more people a say in how their tax dollars are spent.
Sep 30, 2013 We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.
Sep 25, 2013 Egypt once gave a warm welcome to Syrians fleeing the country's civil war but as more have come the welcome is wearing thin.
Sep 9, 2013 Egypt's new government has suspended the national rail service. This is bad news for most Egyptians, but good news for the country's microbus drivers.