Mar 12, 2013 Businesses issue ultimatums all the time. Politics requires negotiations, whether before -- or after -- a crisis.
Feb 28, 2013 The government has revised its latest GDP figures, saying the economy grew at a rate of 0.1 percent during the last three months of 2012. The increase was the weakest GDP performance in two years.
Feb 28, 2013 U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the sequester and its likely impact on the economy.
Feb 28, 2013 When state unemployment benefits run out, federal long-term unemployment payments kick in. But sequester budget cuts could reduce those payments, putting the squeeze on those who can least afford it.
Feb 28, 2013 Some federal employees stand to lose as much as 20 percent of their wages because of the sequester.
Feb 27, 2013 Taxpayers face a double whammy thanks to the sequester. The budget cuts could delay IRS refunds. That's after the fiscal cliff debate delayed the start of filing season.
Feb 27, 2013 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned members of Congress that the sequester's spending cuts, which kick in on Friday, will harm the already fragile economic recovery.
Feb 27, 2013 Two days away from the sequester, the Dow is pretty much right where it was a month ago. Why is Wall Street seemingly unfazed by Washington's latest fiscal deadline?
Feb 27, 2013 China is a rising military power in the Pacific and the U.S. is partly a counterbalance, but U.S. military sequester spending cuts may turn out to be a mixed blessing for China.
Feb 26, 2013 Budget cuts known as sequester aren’t unprecedented, experts say. But their timing and indiscriminate nature are worrying.