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  • Italy first-half public deficit widens to 3.8 percent of GDP from last year

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's public budget deficit in the first half of 2014 widened to 3.8 percent of gross domestic product, compared with a deficit of 3.5 percent in the same period of 2013, official statistics agency ISTAT said on Wednesday. The widening...
  • France flags deregulation measures as budget clash with EU looms

    PARIS (Reuters) - The French government on Wednesday outlined measures to let more stores open on Sundays and free up competition in some job sectors, an attempt to convince EU partners it can reform its economy as a clash loomed over unkept deficit-...
  • U.S. budget deficit lowest since 2008: Treasury

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third to $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the lowest level since 2008, as a quickening economic recovery boosted tax collections and spending grew only modestly, the Treasury Department said....
  • France tests EU rules with 2015 budget, Italy also may fall short

    PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's budget rules faced their biggest test in over a decade on Wednesday after France presented a draft 2015 budget breaking commitments to rein its deficit to within EU limits, and officials said Italy was...
  • Europe growth pact floated as euro zone recession fears mount

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heeding global calls for action to shore up Europe's sagging economy, euro zone's top finance official proposed a new growth pact on Friday to break a policy logjam and spur reforms by rewarding countries with cheap funds and leeway...
  • Lehigh County budget includes late-night tax cut

    Lehigh County budget includes late-night tax cut
    As Wednesday night turned into Thursday morning, weary Lehigh County commissioners put their finishing touches on a proposed 2015 budget — an amendment reducing taxes by $1.25 million. The move came after they considered nearly two dozen...
  • Patrick says a hard but careful look at Pentagon spending could help close budget gap

    Defense spending -- and particularly the way the Pentagon buys things -- needs a sharp eye, says Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in November. But funding a powerful blue-water Navy is a priority,...
  • France's Sapin rules out 2015 budget changes: Les Echos

    PARIS (Reuters) - Finance Minister Michel Sapin ruled out substantive changes to France's 2015 budget before a Wednesday deadline to present it to the European Commission, but told a French newspaper he was hopeful of avoiding a clash over it. To the...
  • France pushes for investments to boost growth quickly

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The French government urged Germany and other European partners on Tuesday to agree a program of investment that would have a quick economic impact rather than just boosting growth in the long run. Finance Minister Michel Sapin,...
  • European Commission says Portugal deficit could rise

    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's headline 2014 budget deficit could reach 7.5 percent of gross domestic product when debts in the public transport sector and the rescue of Banco Espirito Santo are included, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The...
  • Italy, EU Commission spar over Rome's budget plan

    ROME/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Italy and the European Commission were on a collision course over Rome's 2015 budget plan, which Brussels says flouts EU recommendations but Rome says it has no intention of changing ahead of a Wednesday deadline. Italian...