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  • Boehner: Bondholders should be paid first if debt limit breached

    Boehner: Bondholders should be paid first if debt limit breached
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner said holders of U.S. government bonds should be paid first if the nation's debt limit is breached, even if that means that China would get preference over the salaries of U.S. troops. Boehner (R-Ohio) defended...
  • Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus

    Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus
    Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes. With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
  • St. Mary's College trying to fill freshman class

    St. Mary's College trying to fill freshman class
    St. Mary's College of Maryland has only locked in about two-thirds of the students it needs for a full freshman class next school year, a shortfall that could cost the public liberal arts school $3.5 million in lost tuition. Though the school's...
  • California Latinos face stark workforce training gap, study says

    California Latinos face stark workforce training gap, study says
    With community colleges turning students away for lack of available slots, Latinos are projected to face disproportionately higher workforce training gaps, a study released Friday found. That means lower wages over the lifetime of an estimated 840,000...
  • Higher consumer spending will offset sequester cuts, economists say

    Higher consumer spending will offset sequester cuts, economists say
    WASHINGTON -- Consumers will help keep economic growth on track this year, as new projections of their spending indicate it will offset the hit to the recovery from the federal government's automatic budget cuts, a panel of economists said Monday. The...
  • Fed's Dudley says decision on stimulus pullback still months away

    Fed's Dudley says decision on stimulus pullback still months away
    WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday that a decision on reducing the central bank's unprecedented economic stimulus efforts still is three to four months away as policymakers first must determine if the recovery is strong...
  • Obama's best option on the debt limit: Ignore it!

    Obama's best option on the debt limit: Ignore it!
    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...
  • Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects

    Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects
    SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen. Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
  • Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate

    Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate
    LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money. Results...
  • GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year

    GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year
    The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
  • Shutdown Amplifies National Park Woes

    Bill Parker, the paleontologist at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, was a victim of the government shutdown just as he was on the cusp of realizing a professional dream. Parker waited years to receive a grant that allowed him to assemble a...