Mar 29, 2012 Construction on roads and bridges around the country could grind to a halt this weekend, and over a million jobs could be at risk.
Mar 28, 2012 The highway bill is in a standoff in the House, threatening highway projects if an agreement can't be reached by this weekend.
Mar 23, 2012 Washington leaders have passed a bill that bans members of Congress from trading stocks based on non-public information, and President Obama says he will sign it.
Mar 12, 2012 The Senate is likely to pass an extension of the federal transportation spending bill this week. But it will only fund highway and transit projects for two years. Most generally take five years.
Feb 23, 2012 Powdered wigs and town crier optional
Feb 17, 2012 Parts of the broadcast spectrum will be auctioned off to help cover the costs of the payroll tax cut and extended long-term unemployment benefits. Even a sliver of spectrum could bring a big chunk of cash.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 16, 2012 Congressional negotiators have agreed to a deal that would extend the payroll tax cut through the end of the year, which means more money will go into more people's pockets and perhaps, they will go out and spend it.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 15, 2012 A tentative deal has been reached to extend the payroll tax cut, as well as some unemployment benefits and Medicare payments. As the economy stays sluggish, we're in an era of seemingly endless government stimulus.
Feb 15, 2012 News out of the U.S. and Europe today could mean more spending at home and more debt problems in Greece. But Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics says neither piece of news will make a huge difference in the markets.