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  • Long-term unemployed bear brunt of U.S. budget cuts, study says

    Long-term unemployed bear brunt of U.S. budget cuts, study says
    The long-term unemployed are feeling the brunt of the automatic federal budget cuts that began this spring, according to a state-by-state analysis from the National Employment Law Project.  The New York-based advocacy group said sequestration,...
  • DP Buzz: Student loan subsidies

    Editors' Note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Defense employees frustrated by furloughs

    Defense employees frustrated by furloughs
    Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week. The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
  • Budget cuts and the politics of research

    Budget cuts and the politics of research
    Here's another reason the dysfunctional federal budget process is bad for Americans: besides hurting the economy and hitting us in the pocketbook, partisan feuding over budget cuts could undermine our health and even shorten our lives. That's because...
  • Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls

    Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls
    WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....
  • Senator Cardin: You are the reason sequestration is necessary

    Senator Cardin: You are the reason sequestration is necessary
    Sen. Ben Cardin writes that budget cuts that went into effect on March 1 are hurting Maryland ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22. He lists a number of federal institutions in Maryland that are impacted by the so-called sequestration. His solution...
  • Fed communication, timing key to reduce risk of stimulus exit: IMF

    Fed communication, timing key to reduce risk of stimulus exit: IMF
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication and proper timing are key to the Federal Reserve ending its unprecedented stimulus efforts without damaging the improving U.S. economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said Friday. With Fed policymakers set to...
  • Further deep budget cuts will hurt economy, Interior secretary says

    WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Obama administration are taking their case against proposed deep budget cuts advancing in Congress to the public, warning that they would hurt the economy and inhibit the government’s ability to enforce popular laws....
  • Detroit bankruptcy sends tremors through China

    BEIJING -- Detroit’s deep financial difficulties may have prompted China to look more closely at its own debt risk. On Sunday, the Chinese government announced that it would be undertaking a comprehensive audit of local debt in China, an issue...
  • Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect

    When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts. The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...