| Sep 20, 2013
Pegged to the 2008-09 Great Recession, "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" is a disconcerting documentary on the central bank's influence over America's past and present economic crises. After breezing through a crash course on the Fed's...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robust recovery for the global economy remains well out of reach.
That's the view that emerges from a survey of economists just as the Federal Reserve is expected this week to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:05 PM
It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Chicago Public Schools began laying off 200 lunchroom workers Friday in the latest round of pink slips issued by the cash-strapped district.
CPS officials said in a press release that the layoffs would save $4 million and are part of “an...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Government budget cuts have become too easy in our current American society.
True, if less money is coming into our local, state and national coffers, then less should be spent.
But barely a day goes by when certain economic trims don’t appear to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July.
But defense officials and some...
| Sep 12, 2013
I can't believe you chose to make the Roskam trip to Taiwan, which resulted in a House Ethics Committee review, a front-page article. Perhaps Roskam did make a judgment error if he let the Taiwanese government pay for the trip—but come on, since...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:46 AM
The Broward Sheriff's Office firefighters are not happy with the sheriff's plans to cut his budget.
At tonight's Broward County budget hearing, the firefighter union is probably going to show up to share that discontent.
Sheriff Scott Israel is...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously has approved a $238-million budget — about $10 million more than last year.
Now that the district is recovering from budget cuts that plagued previous years, officials are...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Is it that time again?
Syria will be foremost on Congress' mind when it returns from vacation next week, but lurking on the horizon like an ever-present cloud bank will be the debt limit. Treasury officials say the limit, currently set at $16.7...