• October 9, 2013  

    The government shutdown has touched hundreds of thousands of federal employees, but as the shutdown stretches on, the distinction between essential and non-essential has varied depending on agency and need. Jeffrey Brown talks to Reid Wilson of The Washington Post and Gregory Korte of USA Today for a broad look at the impact. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2011    

    By Elizabeth Shell Just in time for tax season: a tax receipt calculator that shows you how the U.S. federal government spends your taxes. It’s easy to use: just enter your federal tax amount for 2010 and press ‘calculate receipt.’ … Continue reading

  • September 17, 2010  

    President Obama named Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to head a new consumer financial protection agency, but the nomination does not require Senate confirmation — a move that irked some. Judy Woodruff speaks with banking consultant Bert Ely and UCLA law professor Lynn Stout on what is expected for banks and consumers. Continue reading