| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Samuel Rivera works full time assembling industrial plumbing parts at a warehouse in Catasauqua. His wife, Sasha, is on maternity leave from the deli of a Bethlehem supermarket, where she worked until three days before her due date.
They don't own a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one:
The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In dueling federal appeals court decisions last week, judges issued contradictory rulings about the president's signature legislation, arriving at opposite interpretations of the plain language of the Affordable Care Act.
The circuit split likely means...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Roadways today are in the worst condition they have been since the 1940s. In our world of advanced technology how could this have happened?
We know that more people are driving every day. Younger Americans frequently have their own car or access to a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:45 PM
President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by between 8 million and 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority of enrollees report satisfaction with their new health plans.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:03 PM
President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans.
The studies — done...
| Jul 12, 2014
Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Gas prices in Chicago are among the nation’s highest. In the July 12 editorial “Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?” the Chicago Tribune adopted the oil industry’s talking points in criticizing Illinois’ own homegrown...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:24 AM
The government's long-term spending on healthcare is projected to decline slightly in the next 25 years, but the rising federal debt load remains on an unsustainable trajectory, the CBO said Tuesday in its annual budget outlook.
The long-term fiscal...