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TribLIVE
Preparing for even worse timesAfter the wild stock market downs and ups last week, I crawled out from under m
Preparing for even worse times
TribLIVE / Posted 5 hours ago
After the wild stock market downs and ups last week, I crawled out from under my desk and began Googling plans for a backyard survival bunker. You see, not being an economist or expert about government debt and spending, I have trouble grasping what... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
GOP may hold separate Planned Parenthood voteWASHINGTON — Republican leaders in Congress are considering a pledge to hold a
GOP may hold separate Planned Parenthood vote
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in Congress are considering a pledge to hold a separate vote on defunding Planned Parenthood as a way to keep the issue from derailing legislation to keep the government running, said congressional aides with knowledge... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Geisinger raises minimum wage to $10 per hourGeisinger Health System will raise its minimum hire rate to $10 per hour and in
Geisinger raises minimum wage to $10 per hour
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Geisinger Health System will raise its minimum hire rate to $10 per hour and increase rates for all employees effective Sept. 6. The estimated annual costs for the pay increases is about $3.31 million, Geisinger officials said. Amy Brayford,... Read more
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Orange County Register
Ask Emily: Looming ObamacareFor the millions of Californians with job-based health coverage, this one’s for
Ask Emily: Looming Obamacare
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
For the millions of Californians with job-based health coverage, this one’s for you. And it’s a doozy. Starting in 2018, a hefty Obamacare excise tax – known informally as the “Cadillac tax” – will target high-cost health insurance coverage offered... Read more
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Boulder Weekly
Universal health care for ColoradoColorado may become the first state to establish a universal health care system
Universal health care for Colorado
Boulder Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
Colorado may become the first state to establish a universal health care system in the U.S. In July, the Secretary of State certified a proposed initiative for the 2016 ballot that would create a universal cooperative plan called ColoradoCare. They... Read more
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The Huffington Post
A Debt Ceiling Showdown Between Republicans Comes Into FocusAt a certain point during the middle of the summer, Republican operatives began
A Debt Ceiling Showdown Between Republicans Comes Into Focus
The Huffington Post / Posted 2 days ago
At a certain point during the middle of the summer, Republican operatives began worrying that the party was flirting dangerously with self-immolation, though not for the reasons many suspected. Yes, Donald Trump launched a presidential campaign by... Read more
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Roll Call
Free Affordable Care Act From Unpopular Taxes | Commentary Even as the White House touts its success, the Affordable Care A
Free Affordable Care Act From Unpopular Taxes
Roll Call / Posted 2 days ago
| Commentary Even as the White House touts its success, the Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare,” remains unpopular. However, many of the most hated provisions – new taxes – are not vital to the law’s... Read more
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Market Watch
This Republican wants to cut spending beyond the sequesterRep.Kevin Brady says Washington should ‘think bigger’ than the sequester. WASH
This Republican wants to cut spending beyond the sequester
Market Watch / Posted 2 days ago
Rep.Kevin Brady says Washington should ‘think bigger’ than the sequester. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — For Rep. Kevin Brady, the “sequester” just isn’t enough. “I actually believe we ought to be looking broader and bolder” than the sequester,... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Geisinger raises minimum wage for workersGeisinger Health System will raise its minimum wage to $10 per hour and increas
Geisinger raises minimum wage for workers
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Geisinger Health System will raise its minimum wage to $10 per hour and increase rates for all employees effective Sept. 6. The estimated annual costs for the pay increases is about $3.31 million, Geisinger officials said. Increasing pay rates... Read more
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Reuters
Trump: Republican threats over U.S. debt limit 'worth the fight'Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's greets the crowd during his ''
Trump: Republican threats over U.S. debt limit 'worth the fight'
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's greets the crowd during his ''Make America Great Again Rally'' at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, August 25, 2015. Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday said he thought it was... Read more
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Yahoo News
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now Budget report sees smallest deficits of Obama presidency, dangerous shortfall
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
Yahoo News / Posted 3 days ago
Budget report sees smallest deficits of Obama presidency, dangerous shortfalls in later years CORRECTS TITLE TO: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS COMMISSIONER, WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN - FILE - In... Read more
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Accounting Today
Rising Tax Revenues Shrink Deficit, for NowThe budget deficit this year is estimated to be $426 billion, $60 billion less
Rising Tax Revenues Shrink Deficit, for Now
Accounting Today / Posted 3 days ago
The budget deficit this year is estimated to be $426 billion, $60 billion less than projected in March, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, thanks to stronger tax revenues. Federal revenues are expected to climb by 8... Read more
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FOX News
Unions, insurers team up to fight coming ObamaCare taxA coalition of labor unions and health insurance companies is pushing Congress
Unions, insurers team up to fight coming ObamaCare tax
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
A coalition of labor unions and health insurance companies is pushing Congress to repeal Obamacare's "Cadillac tax," arguing that it will hurt workers by causing their employers to cut back, or eliminate, insurance coverage. But many economists and... Read more
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Profit Confidential
Gaurav Iyer: Wall Street’s Stock Market Bubble Example of Mass DelusionAfter several years of historically low interest rates, the Federal Reserve dec
Gaurav Iyer: Wall Street’s Stock Market Bubble Example of Mass Delusion
Profit Confidential / Posted 3 days ago
After several years of historically low interest rates, the Federal Reserve declared intentions for a rate hike this year, barring an economic slowdown. That’s why you can bet Janet Yellen and her fellow policy makers are closely monitoring China’s... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
High revenue shrinks U.S. deficitWASHINGTON -- An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to t
High revenue shrinks U.S. deficit
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON -- An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report, the analysts also warned that high shortfalls will... Read more
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Washington Post
The mail keeps arriving late, and it isn’t even meeting the Postal Service’s lower standardsAmid a significant downsizing of the money-strapped U.S. Postal Service, the nu
The mail keeps arriving late, and it isn’t even meeting the Postal Service’s lower standards
Washington Post / Posted 3 days ago
Amid a significant downsizing of the money-strapped U.S. Postal Service, the number of letters arriving late has jumped by almost 50 percent since the start of the year. And that’s as measured against the agency’s own newly relaxed standards. The... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. 'deficit hawks' keep up fight despite fading interestWASHINGTON As the U.S. government's budget deficit has declined, so has anxiety
U.S. 'deficit hawks' keep up fight despite fading interest
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON As the U.S. government's budget deficit has declined, so has anxiety about it in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, but one family and the Washington "deficit hawk" community it bankrolls are unfazed. Among the capital's... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Nation's budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowTwo weeks before Congress returns from recess, the Congressional Budget Office
Nation's budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Two weeks before Congress returns from recess, the Congressional Budget Office said it expects this year's federal deficit to fall to $426 billion. That's $60 billion less than it expected in March, thanks to greater-than-expected individual and... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
AP News in Brief at 9Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200
AP News in Brief at 9
New Jersey Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200 points Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again. A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday,... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON | An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to th
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON | An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
AP News in Brief at 9Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200
AP News in Brief at 9
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 4 days ago
Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200 points Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again. A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
AP Top News at 9:44 p.m. EDTNEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, th
AP Top News at 9:44 p.m. EDT
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, that's the advice from the professionals to 401(k) holders and other ordinary investors. PARIS (AP) � Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) � An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) � An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
44 p.m. EDTNEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, th
44 p.m. EDT
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, that's the advice from the professionals to 401(k) holders and other ordinary investors. PARIS (AP) � Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
AP News in Brief at 7Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200
AP News in Brief at 7
New Jersey Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200 points Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again. A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday,... Read more
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Orange County Register
Huntington Beach council enters fray on Export-Import bankThe Huntington Beach City Council ventured into the national political arena wh
Huntington Beach council enters fray on Export-Import bank
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
The Huntington Beach City Council ventured into the national political arena when it decided last week to formally support the renewal of the embattled Export-Import Bank of the United States, which Congress had debated before its recess. The bank,... Read more
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FOX Business
Is Social Security Really Going Broke?The just-released report on the long-term outlook for Social Security’s finance
Is Social Security Really Going Broke?
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
The just-released report on the long-term outlook for Social Security’s finances contains surprisingly good news: instead of being exhausted by 2033, the Trust Fund will be empty sometime in 2034. In addition, the “actuarial deficit” went down... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
AP Top News at 5:23 p.m. EDTNEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, th
AP Top News at 5:23 p.m. EDT
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, that's the advice from the professionals to 401(k) holders and other ordinary investors. PARIS (AP) � Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
For Most Of Us, The 'Real' Economy Matters More Than MarketsStock prices took another beating Tuesday, with all major stock measures fallin
For Most Of Us, The 'Real' Economy Matters More Than Markets
KPBS San Diego / Posted 4 days ago
Stock prices took another beating Tuesday, with all major stock measures falling. Two closely followed market indicators, the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P; 500, each fell roughly 1.3 percent, despite opening the day with big gains. This... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
23 p.m. EDTNEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, th
23 p.m. EDT
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, that's the advice from the professionals to 401(k) holders and other ordinary investors. PARIS (AP) � Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
New Jersey Herald / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
AP News in Brief at 5The Latest: Dow fell more than 600 points from day's peak as stock rebound fade
AP News in Brief at 5
New Jersey Herald / Posted 4 days ago
The Latest: Dow fell more than 600 points from day's peak as stock rebound fades in last hour NEW YORK (AP) - The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local): 4:30 p.m. At its peak Tuesday, the Dow was up 441 points from its... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
23 p.m. EDTNEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, th
23 p.m. EDT
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Don't do anything rash. Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, that's the advice from the professionals to 401(k) holders and other ordinary investors. PARIS (AP) � Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Tuesday Evening Business BriefThe U.S. stock market couldn't climb out of the doldrums today, even though tra
Tuesday Evening Business Brief
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 4 days ago
The U.S. stock market couldn't climb out of the doldrums today, even though trading got off to a good start. Stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points. It also... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON — An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to th
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON — An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Budget Report Sees Shrinking Deficits, But Only For NowWASHINGTON (AP) — An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget Report Sees Shrinking Deficits, But Only For Now
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for nowWASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits
Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn... Read more
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ABC News
Budget Report Sees Shrinking Deficits, but Only for NowAn unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest leve
Budget Report Sees Shrinking Deficits, but Only for Now
ABC News / Posted 4 days ago
An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billionALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Providing political ammunition t
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billion
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426BWASHINGTON (AP) - Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' off
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426B
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency. But the annual... Read more
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KVAL Eugene
Analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billion WASHINGTON (AP) - Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' o
Analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billion
KVAL Eugene / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billion WASHINGTON (AP) - Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' o
Analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billion
KOMO Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426BProviding political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analy
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426B
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency. But the annual summertime update by... Read more
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