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Budget deal: Keep incandescent light bulbs on a little longer

Dec 16, 2011
A deal to avoid government shutdown was reached in Washington yesterday, but one of the provisions of the deal means that new laws surrounding light bulbs won't be enforced for the time being.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., payroll tax, light bulbs

Leaders in Washington to vote on a temporary spending deal

Dec 16, 2011
Lawmakers are on track to agree to a temporary budget deal ahead of tonight's midnight deadline.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., government spending

Shutdown averted, Congress weighs stimulus

Dec 16, 2011
Now that Congress has averted a government shutdown, it takes up the extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., government spending, federal budget

The pros and cons of the payroll tax cut

Dec 14, 2011
The payroll tax cuts expire at the end of the year, and the clock is ticking to make a decision to renew them or not. Why can they help or hurt the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington, politics

Payroll tax cut decision should come soon

Dec 14, 2011
David Mark, senior editor at Politico, explains why he thinks lawmakers will hammer out a deal on payroll tax cuts and the budget soon.
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

Payroll tax decision nears end of the year deadline

Dec 6, 2011
Senate Democrats want another vote this week on extending a payroll tax cut for workers. But Republicans say they can't support the Democratic proposal.
Posted In: politics, Social Security, Medicare, payroll tax

President Obama pushes for payroll tax extension

Dec 6, 2011
A tax hike could be in store for all Americans at the start of next year if Republicans and Democrats in Washington can't agree. The current payroll tax cuts put money into the pockets of consumers.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., President Obama, payroll tax

President Obama pushes to get CFPB head approved

Dec 5, 2011
this week, President Obama's expected to put the pressure on Congress to approve his nominee to head the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But Republicans vow to hold up any nominee until the bureau itself gets overhauled.
Posted In: politics, CFPB, Richard Cordray, Wall Street

CFPB at a standstill until director is approved

Dec 5, 2011
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can investigate complaints, but that's about it -- at least until a head of the bureau is approved by Congress.
Posted In: CFPB, Washington D.C., politics

Do payroll tax cuts help the economy?

Dec 2, 2011
The Senate yesterday failed to agree on a deal that would extend payroll tax cuts, a key part of President Obama's stimulus
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Senate, payroll tax

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