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Articles About Sequestration
February 07, 2015
This Is How the NFL Feeds Off the American Taxpayer
Super Bowl XLIX is over, and President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year has been released.
February 02, 2015
Here’s How Obama Plans to Boost Spending and Get Rid of Sequestration
Obama will propose $74 billion more in "discretionary investments" than would be allowed under sequestration.
January 31, 2015
Here’s What Hagel’s Resignation Says About the Obama Administration
Chuck Hagel’s departure has much to do with the changing nature of the Obama administration’s foreign policy concerns and the insular nature of the White House.
January 05, 2015
3 Reasons U.S. Government Costs Will Grow in 2015
Annual budget deficits are making up a smaller and smaller share of the country’s economic output, but federal spending will likely jump in 2015.
September 03, 2014
Do American Politicians Just Care About Donors and Reelection?
“So all Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech,” Senator Mitch McConnell told donors at a Koch brothers summit.
February 06, 2014
Boeing: Business Is Great But Profit Margins Need Work
Boeing wants to improve profit margins at both its commercial and defense arms.
December 10, 2013
4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014
The Center for American Progress argues that sequestration is about to get worse.
December 05, 2013
Labor Market Suffers Through Ongoing Job Cuts in November
Planned layoffs this year to date are running only slightly below 2012 levels thanks to a weak economy and spending cuts.
December 03, 2013
Woman Who Inspired ‘Top Gun’ Named Deputy Defense Secretary
The former Pentagon official who inspired the character in the film 'Top Gun' has been named acting deputy Defense Secretary.
November 18, 2013
Jobless Benefits Extension: To Pass or Not To Pass?
The sticking point for lawmakers in deciding whether to further extend unemployment benefits is cost.
November 14, 2013
Has Sequestration Rocked Lockheed’s Boat?
Job losses are coming in Lockheed Martin with a cut of 4,000 employees expected to take place.
November 11, 2013
Here’s How the Market Avoided a Bloody October
October has historically been viewed as a bloody period in the stock market. However, bears and skeptics were rudely surprised last month.
November 05, 2013
Will This Major Drop in Confidence Hurt the Economy?
Americans’ confidence in the economy plummeted in October.
November 04, 2013
Outcry Over Navy Order Confusion: Evidence of Budget Pains?
The U.S. Navy posted a pre-solicitation notice for up to 36 more Boeing fighter jets on a federal procurement website, only to issue a cancellation.
November 01, 2013
Confusion Surrounds U.S. Navy’s Nixed Boeing Order
Department of Defense officials have described the impact of budget uncertainty in grim terms.
October 31, 2013
Ex-Sen. Conrad: Lawmakers Should Fight for Increased Revenue
Kent Conrad may be retired from his position in the Senate -- leaving his North Dakota seat after serving 26 years -- but he's not done with fiscal oratory.
October 23, 2013
Is a Grand Bargain on Budget Really Possible?
Republican Jim Nussle, and Steven Rattner had words to say last week regarding budget negotiations in Washington.
October 17, 2013
Will Government Cuts Lead to Defense Industry Layoffs?
Lockheed Martin Corporation, suffering from business headaches, goes the route of hemispherectomy with heavy handed employee terminations.
October 03, 2013
Thursday’s Midday Movers: 3 Stories Driving Markets
The major U.S stocks were falling Thursday amid concerns of a prolonged shutdown. Here are three stories making it happen.
October 03, 2013
Report: Sequestration and Obamacare Pushing Up Layoffs
Challenger, Gray & Christmas's most recent report shows that planned layoffs have outpaced year-ago levels for four consecutive months.
September 21, 2013
For Boeing, Sequester Means No C-17 Orders and a Factory Closure
Boeing announced that it would stop manufacturing the C-17, close the production plant in Southern California, and lay off up to 3,000 employees.
September 18, 2013
Budget Cuts Are Working, But Airlines Fear More Flight Delays
Further spending cuts to the Federal Aviation Administration mean air-traffic controller furloughs will be implemented, which mean flight delays.
September 16, 2013
Obama: Republicans ‘Not Serious’ About Negotiating Budget
President Obama reiterated his party wouldn't bargain with the debt ceiling and lamented that Republicans "haven't been willing to negotiate in a serious way."
September 04, 2013
Less Spending on Afghanistan and Iraq Means Fewer Federal Jobs
U.S. job creation appears to have stabilized over the last several months, according to Gallup's monthly reading of the Job Creation Index.
August 21, 2013
A Not-So-Hidden Cost of Sequestration: Childhood Education
More than 57,000 children will need to be cut from the Head Start Program because of spending cuts.
August 17, 2013
3 Reasons Why Political Gridlock Isn’t All That Bad
When it comes to our nation’s finances, gridlock may not be optimal, but a stalemate is not always the worst outcome either.
August 16, 2013
Education Officials: Schools Fear Obamacare Costs
This year, schools across the United States are struggling to adjust their finances to suit the smaller budgets brought on by the sequester.
August 15, 2013
5 Government Agencies Hit Hard by the Sequester
The fight to balance the budget is bound to have some casualties: the sequester has taken a hatchet to some federal agencies, which were given a mandate to cut costs at any cost.
August 07, 2013
Excluding Federal Employees, Workers Say Job Creation Is Stable
Gallup’s U.S. Job Creation Index remained relatively stable for the month of July, at a level of +21.
August 02, 2013
Job Gains and Smaller Work Labor Push Unemployment Lower
While July represented the 34th consecutive month of job creation, the current pace of employment gains is nowhere near enough.