By Bloomberg News | 11/27/13 08:49 AM
With less than three weeks until their deadline, U.S. budget negotiators have yet to break an impasse over revenue, prompting lawmakers to draft plans to blunt $19 billion in defense cuts set to start in January.
By Rick Callahan | 11/27/13 08:44 AM
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department's shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he's reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date: getting shot by a stun gun.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:35 AM
No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers — and for people on their holiday shopping lists. The average price of gasoline has tumbled 49 cents from its peak this year to $3.29 a gallon, putting it on track for the...
11/25/13 01:16 PM
(www.bloomberg.com) With less than three weeks until their deadline, U.S. budget negotiators have yet to break an impasse over revenue, prompting lawmakers to draft plans to blunt $19 billion in defense cuts set to start in January.
By Bloomberg News | 11/25/13 11:51 AM
Olivia Solis asks herself the same two questions every morning: “How’s rent going to be paid? What meal are we going to make with what food we do have?” The unemployed mother of three said answers were harder to find this month when the U.S. food-stamp program was trimmed. The worries...
11/25/13 11:47 AM
(online.wsj.com) Lawmakers struggling to hash out a budget deal could find their job easier if Congress pulls off a feat nearly as difficult: passing the first new farm bill since 2008.
11/25/13 10:52 AM
(www.stripes.com) The Military Times reports that while military and civilian personnel costs have grown by 78 percent between 2001 and 2012, the overall defense budget has been growing even faster, calling into question the emphatic calls from Pentagon brass to reduce personnel-related costs.
By Associated Press | 11/25/13 09:09 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is wrapping up his annual budget hearings as he prepares to assemble his annual spending proposal.
11/25/13 09:01 AM
(online.wsj.com) In an interview at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council conference, the former Treasury secretary talks about how Washington needs to focus less on deficits and more on the power of economic growth.
By Associated Press | 11/25/13 08:58 AM
The stock market is opening higher after world powers and Iran reached a deal on the country's nuclear program and as Wall Street was poised to extend seven weeks of gains.
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