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  • Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth

    Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth
    Echoing other upbeat forecasts, a new report Monday said the federal deficit is on track to hit its lowest level in years as economic growth continues at a solid pace for fiscal 2016. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office warned, however, that...
  • Obamacare cost to be 20% less than forecast, budget office says

    Obamacare cost to be 20% less than forecast, budget office says
    President Obama's healthcare law will cost about 20% less over the next decade than originally projected, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, in part because lower-than-expected healthcare inflation has led to smaller premiums. So far,...
  • Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment

    Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment
    The latest greatest bargain at Wal-Mart isn't on anything it sells. It's the $1 billion price tag for the retail powerhouse's effort to improve the pay and training of its hourly workers. The edge of greater efficiency and improved customer service...
  • School testing, U.S. dynasties and Obama: Letters

    School testing, U.S. dynasties and Obama: Letters
    Seriously, about testing ... There was good news about standardized testing in Thursday's Sentinel, "Governor agrees to cut testing," but it is only an easy first step. Eliminating duplicate tests is a common-sense move. Now, the governor, education...
  • The 25-cent raise: What life is like after a minimum wage increase

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — One Friday last month, Shanna Tippen left the house where she sometimes gets by with candles and flashlights, got into her beat-up 2003 Chrysler Sebring and drove to work to pick up her first new-and-improved paycheck. The...
  • Deadline brings rush for Obamacare insurance

    Deadline brings rush for Obamacare insurance
    The number of people signing up for health insurance surged as the deadline approached on the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. More than 11.4 million consumers nationwide got insurance through either the federal marketplace...
  • Republicans predict catastrophe, but Obama fails to deliver

     Republicans predict catastrophe, but Obama fails to deliver
    If there's one thing I enjoy about the wildly popular television series "The Walking Dead," it's that it promises an apocalyptic version of America, replete with brain-starved zombies and gangs of renegade humans, and then it really delivers. Brains are...
  • Obama budget seeks to spread the wealth; GOP calls it a pipe dream

    President Obama launched the first clash in a series of budget battles Monday as he unveiled his nearly $4-trillion spending plan and accused Republicans of putting national security at risk over a political fight. Laying out his budget proposal,...
  • Congress headed toward showdown over Homeland Security funding

    Congress headed toward showdown over Homeland Security funding
    Congress is again careening toward a crisis, this one fueled by opposition to President Obama's immigration plan, which threatens to cut off funding for the Homeland Security Department. The Senate is set to take a crucial vote Tuesday, but rather...
  • Buying your approval ... with your tax dollars

    Buying your approval ... with your tax dollars
    Chicagoans will soon elect a mayor to run a City Hall trapped in astonishing levels of taxpayer debts and pension burdens. Meanwhile, all Illinoisans have a new governor overseeing a statehouse that's in a comparable predicament: a bigger government,...
  • On immigration, Congress can declare victory

    On immigration, Congress can declare victory
    According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before the State of the Union Address, Americans believe that "securing the border" should be a priority — after helping the economy, defeating the Islamic State and reducing the deficit. So...