| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won't get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget.
But they're winning the big one: How the nation understands our biggest...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:59 AM
As almost everyone knows -- certainly everyone in Washington and on Wall Street -- the ongoing government shutdown is merely the amuse-bouche to a truly terrifying main course: the breaching of the federal debt limit and therefore a default on the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:02 PM
JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blistering warning to congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama said Monday it would be the "height of irresponsibility" for lawmakers to cause a new economic crisis just five years...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
The Republicans' Plan Q in the government shutdown cabaret (give or take a few letters) is their most transparent ploy yet: pass a few bills restoring the budget for popular or heartwarming programs, in the hope that these will chip away at the united...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:28 AM
There are so many to choose from, but these four take the cake. In no particular order:
1. The Vitter amendment. Concocted by David Vitter (R-La.), this majestically cynical measure is based on the common misconception that members of Congress and their...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:55 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:27 AM
I feel House Speaker John Boehner's pain.
Maybe it's because we're both from Ohio and we were both raised by parents who grew up during the Depression, but I am completely in sync with Boehner on the threat posed by the federal debt. And though we may...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., battling defense cuts and rising costs, said Thursday that it is cutting 200 hourly jobs, most of them in Connecticut.
The Stratford-based helicopter maker announced the layoff of 200 salaried workers in June.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:31 PM
WASHINGTON – Even as White House negotiators continue to wrangle with House Republican negotiators, separate discussions with GOP senators appear to be picking up steam after a meeting with President Obama.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Maryland lost about 21,000 jobs as a result of the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester, state officials say, and they expect another 4,000 federal positions to evaporate over the next two years.
New state estimates peg the job...