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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • McAuliffe: State budget will need another round of cuts

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe went before state legislators Friday to deliver some expected bad news: Virginia's budget needs a bit more cutting. The state missed its projected revenue figures in the last fiscal year, and the sluggish economic...
  • Gridlock's other component: The House GOP's enduring civil war

    Gridlock's other component: The House GOP's enduring civil war
    The emergency immigration bill House Speaker John A. Boehner initially proposed last week was never going to become law — and he knew it. President Obama had already promised a veto, so the bill was mostly a political message, designed to show...
  • Highway Funding A Total Embarrassment

    The band-aid fix that the U.S. House of Representatives has applied to the dwindling federal highway trust fund is a disappointment and an embarrassment. The fund, largely supported by the federal gas tax, is nearly broke, in large part because the 18....
  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
  • Consumer confidence tumbles as government shutdown sows pessimism

    Consumer confidence tumbles as government shutdown sows pessimism
    WASHINGTON -- A leading barometer of consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level this year as the partial federal government shutdown led to fears the economic recovery would slow down. The consumer sentiment index from the University...
  • Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving

    Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving
    Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
  • Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed

    Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official said Monday he was "getting more hopeful" about the economic recovery and declared the private sector nearly healed from the Great Recession. William C. Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of...
  • Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech

    Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a nearly $7 billion budget for 2014, but also focused on a year from now and warned what will happen if the city doesn't fix its pension system by then. “Should Springfield fail to pass pension reform for...
  • Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay

    Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay
    WASHINGTON -- As the nation fast approaches its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Tuesday issued his strongest warning yet to Congress about the economic consequences of waiting until just before the deadline to pass an increase. "Trying to...
  • Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism

    Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism
    WASHINGTON -- Big gains in factory and construction jobs last month have experts optimistic that the labor market is starting to produce enough higher-paying jobs to fuel stronger economic growth. "It's not just the quantity of the jobs but the quality,...
  • Illinois approves major pension overhaul

    — Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing financial...