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U.S. budget is extended, but there are costs

Mar 17, 2011
Keeping the federal government running with temporary budget resolutions is changing the way business is done.

Sen. Conrad on challenges ahead for the U.S. budget

Mar 16, 2011
The chair of the Senate Budget Committee talks about how world events may affect U.S. budget talks, and the future of the Federal Reserve.

How to fix Social Security

Feb 23, 2011
Commentator Robert Reich says there's one way to keep Social Security financially solvent. And it doesn't involve cutting benefits or raising the retirement age.

Government facing possible shutdown March 4

Feb 22, 2011
Marketplace explores government agency contingency plans if lawmakers can't cut a deal on funding for the rest of this fiscal year.

Bored with budget talks

Feb 21, 2011
After last week's budget roll-outs, Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other for the impasse over proposed spending cuts. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says he is bored with the budget faceoff, and explains that neither side has proposed a plan that would fix the deficit.

Weekly Wrap: Obama's 2012 budget.

Feb 18, 2011
Kai Ryssdal Megan McArdle of The Atlantic and Felix Salmon from Reuters about Obama's budget and what impact it'll have on the economy.

FRUM: Reading between the budget lines

Feb 16, 2011
President Obama introduced his budget plan this week. But the real story behind the numbers is what's not being said.

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President Obama defends his 2012 budget

Feb 15, 2011
Obama is coming under attack for lack of leadership and ignoring many of the recommendations from his own deficit reduction commission.

Obama submits 2012 fiscal budget plan

Feb 14, 2011
The budget doesn't touch Medicare and Social Security that make up the biggest chunk of the federal budget. This proposal is where you start, but might not be where you end up.

Julia Coronado: The White House budget proposal

Feb 14, 2011
President Obama will release his 2012 budget plan today. It's expected to contain stringent spending cuts, but republicans already are staging their opposition. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julia Coronado, chief economist at the investment bank BNP Paribas, about the proposal.