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The unexpected budget lines

Nov 3, 2014
Experts say the federal budget is likely to be punctuated with new, previously unexpected spending.
Posted In: Britain, Ebola, government spending
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'Stopgap' government frustrates feds and businesses

Jul 15, 2014
Governing by crisis makes the federal government wasteful and inefficient.
Posted In: Economy, government spending, funding

Can the government take on good and bad debt?

Oct 4, 2013
For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
Posted In: government spending, debt, investment

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

How an $8,000 garbage bin actually saves taxpayers money

Sep 26, 2013
It turns out the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too.
Posted In: big data, government spending, trash

Coachella Valley businesses see benefit in Presidential summit

Jun 6, 2013
Their governments may not want to publicize the cost of President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands, but local business owners are looking forward to a mini-economic boom.
Posted In: summit, Obama, Xi Jinping, tourism, government spending

Infrastructure should have its own budget

Feb 13, 2013
Spending on infrastructure and education can help fuel future growth.
Posted In: State of the Union, infrastructure, Education, government spending

A look ahead at Washington's 2013 agenda

Dec 24, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations will likely dominate the conversation in the weeks ahead, but what economic issues will Washington be talking about the rest of 2013?
Posted In: Taxes, government spending, fiscal cliff, financial reform

U.S. to profit from selling remaining stake in AIG

Dec 11, 2012
It looks like the U.S. government’s rescue of insurance giant AIG is coming to an end. And, amazingly enough, it’s a happy ending: The government is selling the last of its AIG stock -- for a profit.
Posted In: AIG, bailout, government spending

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