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  • EU budget rules - how much wiggle room is there?

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Three years ago, hardening euro zone fiscal rules was all the rage. Today, the game is how to fully use their "flexibility". The change shows how far the euro zone has traveled from trying to win back the confidence of investors at...
  • UK construction output slumps in August, lower imports help trade gap

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction fell sharply in August, adding to signs of a slowdown in other areas of the economy, official figures showed on Friday. Separate figures showed Britain's goods trade deficit narrowed in August as imports fell...
  • Eurogroup head proposes new growth deal for Europe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of euro zone finance ministers proposed on Friday a new growth deal for Europe which would reward governments reforming their economies with cheap European funds for investment and leeway on budget deficit targets....
  • 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...
  • With eye on deficit, Lehigh County commissioners turn to employee pay

    Lehigh County commissioners, looking to cull a $5.5 million deficit, directed their scalpel at employee wages Wednesday with measures combining cuts, caps and incentives. Four of nearly two dozen budget amendments up for a vote target nonunion employee...
  • 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,...
  • Audit finds Anne Arundel, Carroll community colleges are carrying unrestricted fund deficits

    Audit finds Anne Arundel, Carroll community colleges are carrying unrestricted fund deficits
    A state legislative auditing report found that Anne Arundel and Carroll community college were carrying several million-dollar, unrestricted-fund deficits in fiscal year 2013 related to future expenses for retiree benefits. The Office of Legislative...
  • Alcoa sees smaller aluminum market deficit on China smelter restarts

    (Reuters) - Alcoa Inc has decreased its estimate for the global aluminum market deficit this year due to smelter restarts in China, the world's No. 1 producer, a senior executive said on Wednesday on a conference call to discuss third-quarter earnings....
  • Federal budget deficit falls to $486 billion, report says

    The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office's latest estimate shows better results than...
  • EU's incoming economic chief Moscovici ready to fine France if necessary

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's Pierre Moscovici, the EU commissioner-designate who will take charge of policing budget discipline in the euro zone, said he was ready to step up disciplinary action against Paris for not respecting its obligations under EU...