11/12/13 09:41 AM
(www.insidehighered.com) The automatic federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, that took effect in March have forced universities to lay off research-related personnel, delay projects and admit fewer graduate students, according to a new survey released Monday.
By Andrew Taylor | 11/12/13 09:35 AM
WASHINGTON — It's not just longstanding battles over taxes and curbing mandatory spending that are obstacles to a year-end pact on the budget. Another problem is a perception among some lawmakers that the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration haven't been as harsh as advertised....
By Bloomberg News | 11/12/13 09:09 AM
Pentagon contracts plunged 66 percent to $15.7 billion last month, the lowest level since January, driven by automatic U.S. spending cuts and a partial government shutdown.
11/11/13 07:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just longstanding battles over taxes and curbing mandatory spending that are obstacles to a year-end pact on the budget. Another problem is a perception among some lawmakers that the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration haven't been as harsh as advertised....
By Joseph Lawler | 11/11/13 02:56 PM
American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin is pushing back against complacency over deficits this week and calling for renewed attention to the problem of the United States’ long-term debt.
11/11/13 12:47 PM
(online.wsj.com) Sen. Patty Murray, Democrats' top budget-writer in the Senate, is again corralling members of her party as the latest round of budget negotiations are set to begin.
11/11/13 12:22 PM
(www.nytimes.com) At a meeting on financial crises, Lawrence H. Summers and Ben S. Bernanke engaged in a lively debate on the Fed’s monetary policy.
11/11/13 11:52 AM
Chicago routinely uses bond money to paper over its budget problems. Future generations will pay a staggering price.
11/11/13 11:51 AM
Amazon.com Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up to offer Sunday delivery, as the world’s biggest online retailer seeks to broaden its reach by getting packages to customers on any day of the week.
11/11/13 10:37 AM
The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has set Nov. 18 as the date for its hearing into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. US Senator Tom Carper, chairman of the committee, said last week that the aim of the hearing, titled ‘Beyond Silk Road: potential risks,...
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