| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:45 PM
With Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. likely poised to announce year-end and fourth-quarter results this week, investors and analysts wonder just how bad it will be.
So far this year, stock in the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain has sat out the stock...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Rep. Kristi Noem senses somewhat better relations between Democrats and Republicans this Congressional session, but there are still a lot of major issues to resolve, she told an audience of about 60 people at an Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Governmental...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Paul Ryan wants people to take his budget manifestos seriously, he should be honest about his ambition: not so much to make the federal government fiscally sustainable as to make it smaller.
You will recall that The Ryan Budget was...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite constant budget wrangling and finger-pointing by the nation's policy-makers, the government's short-term fiscal outlook isn't all that bad. It's actually getting better — at least for now.
Washington is borrowing...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:05 AM
A few years ago, Onaway resident Maureen Stine jumped off her own fiscal cliff, she said.
She stopped working for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and started working part time for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating.
The automatic federal...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than five years as optimism increased about the state of the economy and its prospects for the rest of the year, according to a closely watched private barometer released...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:25 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans aren't the only ones roiled by internal jostling and recruiting hiccups ahead of next year's midterm elections.
Two top-tier Democratic prospects recently bypassed running for Senate seats in Georgia and South Dakota,...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses. It's not clear, however, how Republicans can best capitalize on Democrats' woes,...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:56 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan could take in $542 million more in revenue than projected four months ago — good news as lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder work to finalize a state budget in coming weeks.
The nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency said...