| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Today is the deadline for Americans to file their income taxes. In the budget proposal he submitted last week, President Obama called for increasing taxes by $560 billion over the next decade. He proposed a series of steps that would increase payments...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Now that Congress has cut a deal to skirt the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff,” lawmakers face another deadline in March when the government is expected to exhaust its authority to keep borrowing money. President Obama has said he’s not interested...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:36 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Thursday. Here's what we're reading this morning. * The Orlando Sentinel looks at how Florida's delegation voted in the final deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. * Florida Trend names Jon Hage, CEO of Charter Schools...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:33 AM
It was only a few months ago that the Legislature’s analysts declared that California still had some red ink to contend with, projecting that the governor and lawmakers would have to close a $1.9-billion shortfall. In the budget Gov. Jerry......
| Feb 13, 2013
Could the federal government's belt-tightening become a noose around consumer spending?
As political leaders debate Round 2 of government debt-cutting, investors will be keenly focused Wednesday on the release of the Commerce Department's retail sales...
| Jan 3, 2013
There was a sigh of relief heard round the world Wednesday as Congress used New Year's Day to close the curtain on "fiscal cliff" theatrics and save most Americans from sharp tax increases that were expected to induce a recession.
But as the Dow Jones...
| Feb 6, 2013
It's not unusual to lose your balance while standing on a peak.
And so it goes with the stock market. Investors suffered some fear of heights Monday and sent the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling. It was the worst day of this year, with a triple-...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy in a renewed attempt to strike a broad deficit-...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In most countries that experience a fiscal crisis, there is no ambiguity about the situation.
The government is unable to sell debt at a reasonable interest rate. This probably coincides with a broader shift out of domestic assets, as smart investors...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Politics is a game, we all know that. But sometimes the game gets worrisomely dirty. The president has been playing politics and he has been playing dirty. And I, for one, am getting worried. In the dirty game people get hurt and in this game it is all of...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Typical daily schedule for a member of the United States Congress:
•8:30 a.m. — National Wind Energy Association: to discuss wind production tax credit.
•10 a.m. — National Association of Manufacturers: to discuss accelerated...