| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON – An attempt by House Republicans to put forward a new budget proposal was crumbling as soon as it emerged Tuesday, panned by party conservatives and attacked by the White House and congressional Democrats.
House Speaker John A. Boehner...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default.
The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The American scientists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday have devoted most of their professional lives — up to four decades — to understanding how cells work.
They did it with funding from the same government that tea...
| Oct 7, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen.
Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money.
| Oct 6, 2013
Jim Bugaren is well aware of the state's ongoing budget woes. But he never realized the financial troubles could affect fishing from a boat.
The Schaumburg resident, a retired railroad employee, bought a 16-foot, 60-horsepower Lund fishing boat in...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:56 AM
As Wilmette officials struggle to balance a municipal budget still reeling from the economic recession, local fair housing advocates are asking the board of trustees to reconsider a budget cut that would eliminate roughly half of a $48,000 fund that helps...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Would it be OK to have a partial shutdown of the federal government for awhile? Why or why not?
It wouldn't be so bad to partially shut down the government if Congress was the part that was shut down. No one would notice any difference.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:46 AM
CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners approved several resolutions at its regular meeting Wednesday, included a few budget deficits.
The 2014 subsidiary fund budget required $80,000 more than expected.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government's bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.
The list of cuts under...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:14 PM
About 80,000 jobless Californians have been cut off from unemployment benefits because of a computer glitch that could take weeks to resolve.
The Employment Development Department upgraded its 30-year-old system over Labor Day weekend with the aim of...