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By Damian J. Troise, Associated Press
Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that in 23 states, “per-pupil spending” by state and local governments is lower in poor school districts than in rich ones, in some cases as much as 33 percent lower. Nationwide, the average…
By Anna Sillers
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations, pushing past tight federal spending caps to fund an ambitious public works program and provide middle-class tax relief.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
House Speaker John Boehner announced a budget deal just a day before the deadline for a possible federal government shutdown. The Republican-written bill has no sign of past shutdown flashpoints, but it doesn't mean everyone is happy. Political editor Lisa…
By PBS NewsHour
By Domenico Montanaro, Rachel Wellford
Today in the Morning Line: N.C., Colo., Iowa tops in ad spending for final two months of campaign Democrats have edge on the air in all three Republicans spending more in Ark., Alaska, La. New polls show Roberts in…
By Kyla Calvert Mason
The United States’ spending on higher education far outstrips that of other countries that make up the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to the group’s annual Education at a Glance report released today. Annually, the U.S. spends…
By Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press
The White House says President Barack Obama's upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. Officials…
Scrooge alert: Your holiday spending may result in an economic loss…
Facing rising health costs, Massachusetts seeks cost-cutting that improves care…
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