By Joseph Lawler | 11/14/13 10:36 AM
The U.S. government has saved more than $1 trillion in debt since 2007 because of the actions taken by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute finds. By keeping short-term rates near zero and engaging in large-scale asset purchases known as...
By Bloomberg News | 11/13/13 04:37 PM
The U.S. budget deficit last month narrowed more than economists forecast as rising employment contributed to the strongest October revenue on record.
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 09:29 AM
As a Republican, freshman Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida cares about the Republican Party's Image and fate. But what he especially cares about is a tiny sliver of the GOP: about 22,000 primary voters who lean heavily conservative and who secured his spot in the House.
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:14 AM
The U.S. gained 204,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department announced friday, as the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in a jobs report tainted by the government shutdown. The October unemployment rate was slightly inflated by the government shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
By Brian Hughes | 11/07/13 04:10 PM
The Obama administration on Thursday released a report showing that federal employees who did not work during the government shutdown were paid $2 billion. The Office of Management and Budget report found that government employees were furloughed for a total of 6.6 million days, eclipsing any...
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