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Comparing the federal budget to the household budget

Sep 27, 2013
Whenever debates over the budget rage in Washington, leaders can't help but say the government should balance their budget as well as a household. But that analogy might not always hold water.
Posted In: budget crisis, debt ceiling, federal government, government spending

Obama & the debt ceiling: An explainer

Sep 26, 2013
The government is considering raising the debt ceiling -- again. But what exactly is the debt ceiling: Watch an explainer to understand what's at stake and what it means for you and me.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government spending, government shutdown, whiteboard

Debt ceiling dilemma: Who gets paid first?

Sep 26, 2013
If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, the next question is how to pay the bills.
Posted In: debt limit, debt ceiling

As debt ceiling approaches, it's income that fluctuates

Sep 25, 2013
The U.S. cannot pinpoint just when it will hit its debt limit, and while a giant unexpected expense could cause a problem, it's revenues that make the deadline tough to figure out.
Posted In: debt ceiling, debt limit

Shut it down! Why a government shutdown costs money

Sep 25, 2013
The 2013 government shutdown looms on Tuesday. But if the government closes its doors, shouldn't it cost taxpayers less?
Posted In: government shutdown, debt ceiling

Shifting the bullseye from budget issues to debt ceiling

Sep 23, 2013
How will the markets react to another government shutdown deadline?
Posted In: markets, government shutdown, debt ceiling

It's the return of the debt ceiling debate

Aug 27, 2013
Brace yourself. The debt ceiling showdown is coming back.
Posted In: debt ceiling, Congress

Tough to predict exact deadline on U.S. debt

Aug 27, 2013
The Treasury Department says the U.S. will run out of money on some unknown date in October.
Posted In: debt limit, debt ceiling

How Americans think about the economy and their lives

Jan 31, 2013
When asked about how the economy directly impacts their lives, most Americans give the obvious answers -- and a couple of surprises too.
Posted In: Economy, health care, energy bills, debt ceiling

PODCAST: Delta makes elite eliter, Ninja gigs are hard to come by

Jan 21, 2013
The ninja is one of Japan's oldest and most mysterious professions. But today modern methods to spy, sabotage, and kill are putting them out of work. Plus, on Delta elite is about to get a whole lot eliter, and the going rate for a Batmobile.
Posted In: Delta, debt ceiling