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Articles About spending cuts
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.
February 21, 2014
Obama’s Budget: Can Fiscal Reform Cross the Political Divide?
News broke Thursday that the 2015 budget won't include a controversial edit to the way cost-of-living adjustments are calculated for Social Security.
February 13, 2014
Is January’s Negative Retail Sales Growth a Warning Sign?
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported Thursday that retail sales totaled $427.8 billion last month, a decline of 0.4 percent.
January 10, 2014
Three Day Stopgap Spending Bill: Second Shutdown Prevented?
Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) of the House of Representatives had some good news for those dreading a second shutdown.
January 03, 2014
4 Individual Tax Breaks That Expired With the New Year
It wouldn't have been a proper New Year's Eve in the United States without Congress doing something ridiculous.
January 03, 2014
Debt Ceiling Debate: High Hopes and Low Expectations
Congress is scheduled to return to session next week, with only one month before the suspension of the statutory spending limit expires.
December 29, 2013
Summers, Osborne, and Zakaria on Austerity: Fact Check in One Chart
Ed Dolan fact checks one part of Fareed Zakaria's CNN interview with British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.
December 27, 2013
Obama Locks Down the Budget Deal: Cue the Debt Ceiling Debate
One down, one to go: President Barack Obama has signed the budget deal. Now it's on to the debt ceiling.
December 23, 2013
Lobbyists Fight for Funding as Congress Sees Productivity Dip
Democrats and Republicans are working furiously to divvy up remaining funding just as the holiday rolls around the bend.
December 17, 2013
Budget Deal Bumbling Forward: Senate Prepares for Vote
The U.S. Senate voted to end debate on the federal budget compromise proposed by the budget conference committee.
December 16, 2013
Here’s Why Paul Ryan Isn’t Worried About Spending Cuts
Chair of the Budget committee within the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan has been dealing with some negative feedback over the budget deal.
December 11, 2013
Ryan-Murray Budget Is a Goldilocks Deal
Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray negotiated a deal so modest that Democrats and Republicans can't do anything but pass it, it seems.
December 10, 2013
4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014
The Center for American Progress argues that sequestration is about to get worse.
December 09, 2013
Budget Negotiators Will Go Home Before They Go Big
Policymakers are expected to announced a modest stopgap budget measure before the December recess that will ease the pain of parts of the sequester.
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.
November 18, 2013
Barclays: Rolling in the Deep With Spending Cuts
Even more changes and cuts are slated for the bank, according to the head of retail and business banking at Barclays.
November 13, 2013
U.S. Kicks Off the New Fiscal Year With a $92 Billion Deficit
On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury released the first budget report of the new federal fiscal year -- and so far, so good.
November 05, 2013
Barclays Gives Bankers the Boot
Barclays continued its attempt to rein in spending cuts by further reducing its wealth-management unit.
October 31, 2013
Deficit Dip: Lowest Since 2008
The annual federal deficit, as it sits now, is at its lowest since 2008.
October 10, 2013
Top 10 States Hurt by the Government Shutdown
The standoff is costing taxpayers millions of dollars per day, with some states feeling the effects more than others.
September 27, 2013
3 States Where More Than 1 in 5 People Receive Food Stamps
Earlier in September, the House voted to advance a measure that would cut $4 billion, or 5 percent, from the food stamps programs each year for 10 years.
September 20, 2013
Is Mr. Market Ready for Another Debt Ceiling Debate?
The prospect of tapering by the U.S. Federal Reserve isn't the only thing spooking the markets right now.
September 12, 2013
Should the Budget Deficit Be a Top Concern for Americans?
A combination of tax increases and spending cuts has helped steer the U.S. toward fiscal responsibility, but there is still work to be done.
August 21, 2013
Wednesday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
U.S. stock futures edged lower Wednesday morning ahead of the release of the Federal Open Market Committee minutes. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
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 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 13, 2013
U.S. Budget Deficit: Smaller, But Not Small Enough
The U.S. budget deficit this year to date has fallen considerably compared to 2012, but America is still barreling toward the debt ceiling.
August 12, 2013
Same Story, Different Chapter: America Approaches the Debt Ceiling
It's not that policymakers don't want to discuss the problem -- it's just that recent history suggests they are incapable of being productive when negotiating.
July 27, 2013
Want to Boost the Economy? End the Sequester
Traditionally, governments increase spending during recessions to stimulate economic activity, but expansionary policies began to expire at the turn of the decade.