Which lawmakers got paid during the shutdown?

Feb 27, 2014
The Washington Post went back and checked.

Lawmakers announce bipartisan budget deal

Dec 10, 2013
The $85 billion agreement would set new spending levels for the next two years and create $63 billion in so-called 'sequester relief.'

Contractors still feel squeeze of shutdown

Nov 18, 2013
Businesses that rely on government subcontract work are wary of budget cuts potentially set for next year, even as they continue to deal with the fallout from last month's partial government shutdown.

We are the great and powerful USA. Ignore the dysfunction behind the curtain

Oct 31, 2013
A conference in Washington kicks off to convince investors from across the world that the U.S. is an attractive place to invest.

Barge owner talks oil and uncertainty

Oct 28, 2013
Marketplace checks back in with Austin Golding, co-owner of Golding Barges Line in Mississippi.

Economic indicators that make you go 'hmmmmm'

Oct 28, 2013
Pending housing starts are disappointing and industrial production is up. Business spending was less than expected last week.

Ahead of deadlines, a bonanza for special interests

Oct 25, 2013
Lobbyists pound the pavement ahead of two big deadlines.

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Silicon Valley loves Washington gridlock

Oct 22, 2013
Does Silicon Valley have, in the words of a New York Magazine writer, a "dysfunction fetish"?

Better late than never: Government jobs report

Oct 22, 2013
A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown.

Markets await delayed employment figures

Oct 21, 2013
Delayed figures on unemployment are expected to hold steady.