budget deficit


What's the status of the budget deficit?

Sep 11, 2013
More information comes this week.
Posted In: markets, budget deficit

The incredible shrinking budget deficit

May 15, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office reports that this year's federal budget will be the smallest in years -- but don't uncork the champagne yet.
Posted In: budget, budget deficit

U.S. pays down debt for first time in six years

Apr 30, 2013
The Treasury Department is expected to start paying down U.S. government debt this quarter for the first time in six years.
Posted In: treasury, federal budget, budget deficit, sequester

Sen. Chuck Grassley: We will go into sequester

Feb 28, 2013
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the sequester and its likely impact on the economy.
Posted In: sequester, Obama, Iowa, budget deficit

Pete Peterson: The man who focused Washington on the national debt

Feb 26, 2013
Pete Peterson is the man who started talking about bringing down the deficit decades ago. But he's not pleased with the current sequestration talks.
Posted In: budget deficit, deficit-cutting, Pete Peterson, debt

Pete Peterson's long campaign against the national debt

Feb 25, 2013
The former Commerce Secretary and financier has warned of danger from the nation's long-term debt for years, and financed a campaign to address it.
Posted In: debt, budget deficit, deficit-cutting, Pete Peterson

Simpson and Bowles offer up new deficit cutting plan

Feb 19, 2013
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles -- the bipartisan pair that brought us a multi-trillion-dollar deficit reduction plan that was never enacted -- are out today with a new plan.
Posted In: budget deficit, sequester

Possible funding cuts weigh on researcher

Feb 18, 2013
Biomedical engineer worries about the future of her research amid the sequester threat.
Posted In: sequester, fiscal cliff, budget cuts, budget deficit

Americans want compromise on fiscal cliff

Nov 15, 2012
When it comes to the fiscal cliff, Americans do not give Republicans or Democrats a mandate on the issue.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, budget deficit, Congress

Exploring the post-Fiscal Cliff world

Nov 13, 2012
With only 16 working days left in the congressional calendar this year, bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, budget deficit