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  • Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough

    Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough
    WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit is likely to continue its slide -- to a lower-than-expected $514 billion for 2014, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. Down from last year's $680 billion, the current deficit projection would...
  • House Republicans backing off to avoid debt standoff

    House Republicans backing off to avoid debt standoff
    WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
  • The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans

     The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans
    In his State of the Union message, President Obama suggested apprenticeships, tax reductions on new investments, and building new infrastructure as ways to increase jobs and reduce inequality in America. But he said virtually nothing about what is...
  • Deficit reduction drops as a public priority, new poll shows

    Deficit reduction drops as a public priority, new poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- For the first time since President Obama took office, reducing the federal deficit has slipped as a priority for most Americans, particularly his fellow Democrats, according to a new in-depth study of public attitudes. That shift...
  • Lakers don't give up, but don't get win, either, against Portland

    Lakers don't give up, but don't get win, either, against Portland
    A 20-point deficit is often too much for a team to overcome. Not the feisty, fun-to-watch Lakers. But comebacks from two massive deficits? Sorry. Too much to ask. GAME SUMMARY: Trail Blazers 114, Lakers 108 The Portland Trail Blazers made sure...
  • Don't look for changes to housing tax breaks soon

    Don't look for changes to housing tax breaks soon
    WASHINGTON — Here's a side effect of the 16-day federal shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that could prove popular among tax-sensitive homeowners: The stalemate removed even the remotest possibility that Congress could undertake fundamental tax...
  • A fact check on the Washington Post's 'fact check' on Social Security

    A fact check on the Washington Post's 'fact check' on Social Security
    Glenn Kessler, writer of the Washington Post's Fact Checker column, took a stab today at correcting some common misconceptions about Social Security. For the most part he did a good job. He appropriately debunked the common and ignorant slander of the...
  • U.S. healthcare spending growth remains low for fourth year

    U.S. healthcare spending growth remains low for fourth year
    WASHINGTON — Soaring healthcare spending — which helped pave the way for President Obama’s health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown in how much the nation pays for medical treatment,...
  • U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace

    U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace
    WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
  • U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise

    U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise
    WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports...
  • Federal budget peace in our time? Not for long.

    Federal budget peace in our time? Not for long.
    When leaders of the House and Senate budget committees announced a deal that would set spending limits through September 2015, some hoped it signaled a lengthy respite from the fiscal battling and brinkmanship that led to October's partial government...