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Sequester budget impacts on jobs are exaggerated

Deep government spending cuts are unlikely to weigh on employment as heavily as initially feared, with most of the impact reducing hours worked rather...

Fed not expected to relax interest rates during economic surge

The U.S. economy is strengthening on the fuel of more job growth, rising home prices and solid retail sales. Just don't expect the Federal...

Sequestration won’t deliver promised savings on budget

On paper, there's one thing to like about the ugly spending cuts due to kick in on Friday: $85 billion in budget savings at...

If debt ceiling reached, what bills won’t be paid?

In the summer of 2011, when a debt crisis like the current one loomed, President Barack Obama warned Republicans that older Americans might not...

Shoppers spending disappoints retailers during holiday

U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for...

Obama, Boehner, Congress and the ‘fiscal cliff’

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will use a White House appearance to set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the...

Ryan already at odds with Romney team

Paul Ryan wants to talk policy. Mitt Romney's team wants his No. 2 to focus more on his immigrant family and small-town values. The top...

Study says Obamacare increases nation’s deficit

Reigniting a debate about the bottom line for President Barack Obama's health care law, a leading conservative economist estimates in a study to be...

Historic Supreme Court hearing on Obamacare opens today

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is front and center at the Supreme Court for three days of hearings to determine the fate of...

Health care claims long on hype, short on facts

Republicans pushing to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul warn that 650,000 jobs will be lost if the law is allowed to stand. But...