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Payroll tax cut decision down to the wire

Dec 19, 2011
Last week, the Senate agreed on a two month temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts, but the House of Representatives is yet to get on board. We speak to Congressman John Carter of Texas as to whether it will happen.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics, Washington D.C.

Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Dec 19, 2011
Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

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

Congress could settle on a two month extension

Dec 16, 2011
Long-term budget issues in Washington are yet to be resolved, but it is likely that leaders will settle on a temporary two month extension of the payroll tax cuts.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., federal budget

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

A step backward on energy-efficient lighting

Dec 16, 2011
After industry agreed to the terms of making more efficient light bulbs widely available, Congress has back tracked on enforcing the law.
Posted In: light bulbs, energy efficiency, Washington D.C., politics

Will Congress soon decide on a budget plan?

Dec 16, 2011
For now, it looks at though leaders in Washington will push back any long lasting decisions on the deficit into next year.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., federal budget

PODCAST: Austerity for the holidays

Dec 16, 2011
Congress reaches a deal to avoid a government shutdown -- and it hinges around light bulbs. Retired Americans are no longer shipping off to Florida when they are done working. On the front lines of the European debt crisis, Italy passes austerity measures proposed by new Prime Minister Mario Monti.
Posted In: Washington D.C., austerity

Weekly jobless numbers hit three year low

Dec 15, 2011
The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims this week has fallen to the lowest point since May of 2008 -- and it isn't just holiday retail hiring causing the shift.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Washington D.C.

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