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Consumer Spending Rises Sharply During Month Of March

PODCAST: The shoppers who never showed

May 13, 2014
China wrangles with its credit bubble. And a look at cities that give budget power directly to citizens.
Posted In: consumer behavior, China, budget

'Participatory budgeting' goes to the White House

May 13, 2014
One town gives residents $2.4 million to budget however they see fit.
Posted In: budget, white house, budget hero

Why you should budget, even if you're broke

Apr 18, 2014
Creating a budget is an important part of smart financial planning. But sticking to a budget when you have very little money can be overwhelming.
Posted In: budget, Personal Finance

Obama's tough sell on early childhood spending

Mar 3, 2014
Part of the President's budget proposal focuses on an initiative expanding early childhood development programs.
Posted In: head start, budget

No high-fives in Washington, despite budget deal

Jan 17, 2014
President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September.
Posted In: Unemployment, budget, Barack Obama

Surprise! 6 items still in the omnibus budget bill

Jan 14, 2014
Six government programs the government is still funding. Believe it or not.
Posted In: Congress, budget

Congress snubs IMF's request for resources

Jan 14, 2014
The International Monetary Fund has ended up smack in the middle of the budget debate in Washington.
Posted In: IMF, Congress, budget

With the budget settled, what's Congress going to do next week?

Jan 1, 2014
Congress will return to the New Year without needing to fight about the budget. Will they take the opportunity to deal with other issues?
Posted In: Congress, budget

How will the budget deal ease sequestration?

Dec 13, 2013
The House of Representatives has passed a budget agreement aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. How will it affect the sequestration?
Posted In: Congress, budget, sequestration

Mish-mash of tax credits about to expire

Dec 13, 2013
This story about 55 tax breaks about to expire starts in an unlikely place: Barn 63 at the Belmont Race Track in Belmont, N.Y., at the stall of a pretty brown horse with a white star on her forehead.
Posted In: tax credit, Congress, budget, tax breaks

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