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  • School district to continue deficit spending

    Glendale Unified spent more than $10 million they didn't have during the last fiscal year in an ongoing trend of deficit spending that will continue, although at a lesser amount, this year. School officials estimate, though, that this figure will drop...
  • Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending

    Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending
    Last week, two major bond-rating agencies (Fitch and Standards & Poor's) downgraded Pennsylvania's debt rating, citing poor fiscal health. While this should worry voters — taxpayers will be forced to pay more for state borrowing — it isn't too...
  • U.S. trade deficit narrows on rise in exports

    WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. trade gap unexpectedly narrowed in August to its smallest level in seven months on an increase in exports, supporting views of sturdy economic growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday...
  • Anthony Orlando: Deficit may be smaller, but we are paying the price

     Anthony Orlando: Deficit may be smaller,  but we are paying the price
    Remember when everybody was talking about the budget deficit? It wasn't that long ago. In fact, it was one of the biggest factors in the 2012 presidential election. After all, it was over $1 trillion at the time. Today, it's $500 billion. And falling....
  • Push for new tax math seen if Republicans seize U.S. Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new math for tax policy is attracting fresh attention in Washington as polls suggest that Republicans could capture full control of the U.S. Congress next month. Known as "dynamic scoring," the approach is about how to estimate...
  • Philadelphia Archdiocese selling old Lehigh Valley seminary for $5.5 million

    Philadelphia Archdiocese selling old Lehigh Valley seminary for $5.5 million
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday said it will sell the 454-acre Mary Immaculate Center in Lehigh Township for $5.5 million. The former seminary and retreat center on Cherryville Road has been closed since 2009. The buyer, David T. Davis, is...
  • Brown proposes balancing Northampton County budget with line of credit

    Brown proposes balancing Northampton County budget with line of credit
    Northampton County Executive John Brown plans to balance the 2015 budget with a $20.1 million line of credit, an unexpected twist that allows the county to avoid raising taxes or tapping into dwindling reserves. Brown, in his first budget address since...
  • Deficit challenge looms for UK parties before election

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain's public finances remains the key to next year's national election. The upbeat...
  • Brazil posts first trade deficit in seven months

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade deficit of $939 million in September, its first monthly deficit after six straight positive results this year, government data showed on Wednesday. The median forecast of 12 analysts surveyed by Reuters was for...
  • Foreign banks resist losses on Spanish motorway rescue

    MADRID (Reuters) - Foreign banks are dragging out a 2.3 billion euro ($3 billion) rescue plan for bankrupt Spanish motorways, seeking better terms to recoup more of the money they lent the nine toll road companies, three sources said. Under the plan, the...
  • UK's opposition Labour to tell voters ahead of election: Trust us on economy

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party will try to convince voters it can be trusted with the economy by promising on Monday it would cut ministerial salaries and curb public spending if it wins a national election next year....