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  • Debt leading US to ruin

    Debt leading US to ruin
    Most Americans are not aware of the implications that the runaway deficit the United States is running will have on our children and grandchildren if not checked. The debt has climbed to $18.5 trillion, as in "T" — an increase of more than $8...
  • Study: Repeal of Obamacare would increase deficit, up uninsured 20 million

    Study: Repeal of Obamacare would increase deficit, up uninsured 20 million
    A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million. The report from the Congressional...
  • FDA may lack money to carry out hiring envisioned in 'cures' bill

    WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration's ability to hire senior staff would be enhanced under a bipartisan House package to speed new medical cures, but the cash-strapped agency still may not have enough resources to pay higher salaries and support...
  • Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

    Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday. The report from...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Need reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores. That could...
  • CBO: Repealing Obamacare would be bad for the deficit, good for the wealthy

    CBO: Repealing Obamacare would be bad for the deficit, good for the wealthy
    Five years after its enactment, repealing the Affordable Care Act remains a Republican pipe dream and a litmus test of GOP orthodoxy. But it would cut deeply into the GOP's ostensible commitment to fiscal responsibility. That's the latest finding by the...
  • Repeal of health law would drive up deficit by $137 billion

    Repeal of health law would drive up deficit by $137 billion
    Repealing the Affordable Care Act, as many congressional Republicans still pledge to do, would drive up the deficit by $137 billion over the next decade, according to a new report from the independent Congressional Budget Office, which for the first...
  • Don't let candidates put Iowa's special interests above Florida's

    Forty-three days. That's how much later Florida's primaries are than Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016. And that's why most presidential candidates are going out of their way to keep Iowa's special interests happy, even if it hurts hard-...
  • Rand Paul goes big to shrink taxes

    Rand Paul promised to go big on taxes. He did. The Kentucky senator's tax plan would scrap much of the U.S. tax system that has developed over the past century. In its place, Paul proposes a tax code that looks like it comes from a different era and is...
  • Our skyrocketing debt: Higher taxes, lower benefits loom

    Remember the national debt? It's been a while since members of Congress have warned us about it and talk of government shutdowns dominated the headlines. So, problem solved? If only. Things have been quiet on the fiscal front simply because Congress...
  • FACT CHECK: Why Bush's growth forecast is a stretch

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says there's "not a reason in the world" why the U.S. economy can't grow at 4 percent annually. Actually, there are a bunch of reasons it probably can't. Many economists say the U.S. economy is ill equipped...