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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Obamacare and part-time jobs: The myth exploded (again)

    Obamacare and part-time jobs: The myth exploded (again)
    Tuesday's tepid brew of jobs data, delayed more than two weeks by the government shutdown, wasn't worth waiting for. It shows an increase in total nonfarm employment by 148,000 in September over August, which is consistent with economic growth crawling...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • Pace of U.S. job growth slows

    Pace of U.S. job growth slows
    WASHINGTON — The job market weakened in September amid a slowdown in key growth engines such as healthcare and leisure — a worrisome sign given that the employment picture probably worsened this month with the partial federal government...
  • Toomey among 29 lawmakers to meet next week on budget deal

    Toomey among 29 lawmakers to meet next week on budget deal
    For the second time in his short Senate career, Sen. Pat Toomey is on a high-stakes committee with a formidable task. As part of the deal to reopen the government after the 16-day shutdown this month and raise the debt ceiling, a select group of 29...
  • Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands

    Interior secretary outlines priorities for public lands
    WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • Park service says police furloughs no longer needed

    The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police. The announcement came after Park Police officers — who patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and several sites in Maryland — had served three of...
  • Star Wars is overrated: Blasphemy or truth?

    Star Wars is overrated: Blasphemy or truth?
    May the Force be dissipated. Seriously. Let it go already. And as that happens, may mentions of "the Force" also fade away, except in the case of big-city cops talking about their place of employment. Maybe I'm late to the noticing party, but I feel...
  • Few signs of compromise

    Few signs of compromise
    While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...
  • Long-term unemployed bear brunt of U.S. budget cuts, study says

    Long-term unemployed bear brunt of U.S. budget cuts, study says
    The long-term unemployed are feeling the brunt of the automatic federal budget cuts that began this spring, according to a state-by-state analysis from the National Employment Law Project.  The New York-based advocacy group said sequestration,...
  • Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins

    Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins
    The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...