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So, what happens -- and to whom -- if Congress doesn't extend unemployment benefits?

Dec 13, 2013
1.3 million people take an immediate hit, but that number would go up throughout the year.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Congress

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

Steel manufacturing going strong

Dec 11, 2013
Steel industry is picking up post-government shutdown.
Posted In: steel, government shutdown, Congress, Small Business

As budget deadline approaches, a temptation to hit snooze

Dec 9, 2013
Think of the U.S. Congress as a procrastinating undergrad, prone to sleeping in. Lawmakers don’t hesitate to hit the “snooze button.”
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What the heck is Bitcoin? Congress wants to know, too

Nov 18, 2013
A virtual currency like Bitcoin has benefits to its users, including secrecy. Congress wants to understand its advantages and its security concerns.
Posted In: bitcoin, Congress

What a week: Digesting the end of the shutdown

Oct 18, 2013
John Carney and Nela Richardson join the show to wrap up a tumultuous week in Washington.
Posted In: Congress, government shutdown 2013, Weekly Wrap

Advice for Congress, from Congress

Oct 18, 2013
More than 20 Senators and seven Representatives have begun work on a compromise budget that liberals and conservatives can live with, before new sequester cuts hit in January. A supercommittee was what created the sequester impasse in the first place, what will be different this time around?
Posted In: Congress, sequester, government shutdown 2013, Supercommittee

Instability in Washington causes uncertainty on Wall Street

Oct 15, 2013
Whether or not Congress raises the debt ceiling in time, we may be headed for another economic slowdown.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013, Congress

As deadline nears, debt ceiling fight drags on

Oct 15, 2013
The clock is ticking, but Congressional leaders have yet to reach an agreement.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, Congress, Obamacare

The clock is ticking and still no debt deal

Oct 14, 2013
Lawmakers in Washington have until Thursday to raise the debt ceiling.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, sequestration, Congress, Obamacare

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