| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In most countries that experience a fiscal crisis, there is no ambiguity about the situation.
The government is unable to sell debt at a reasonable interest rate. This probably coincides with a broader shift out of domestic assets, as smart investors...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Politics is a game, we all know that. But sometimes the game gets worrisomely dirty. The president has been playing politics and he has been playing dirty. And I, for one, am getting worried. In the dirty game people get hurt and in this game it is all of...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Typical daily schedule for a member of the United States Congress:
•8:30 a.m. — National Wind Energy Association: to discuss wind production tax credit.
•10 a.m. — National Association of Manufacturers: to discuss accelerated...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:45 PM
With Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. likely poised to announce year-end and fourth-quarter results this week, investors and analysts wonder just how bad it will be.
So far this year, stock in the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain has sat out the stock...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Rep. Kristi Noem senses somewhat better relations between Democrats and Republicans this Congressional session, but there are still a lot of major issues to resolve, she told an audience of about 60 people at an Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Governmental...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Paul Ryan wants people to take his budget manifestos seriously, he should be honest about his ambition: not so much to make the federal government fiscally sustainable as to make it smaller.
You will recall that The Ryan Budget was...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite constant budget wrangling and finger-pointing by the nation's policy-makers, the government's short-term fiscal outlook isn't all that bad. It's actually getting better — at least for now.
Washington is borrowing...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:05 AM
A few years ago, Onaway resident Maureen Stine jumped off her own fiscal cliff, she said.
She stopped working for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and started working part time for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources...
| Feb 27, 2013
Another day, another outcry from President Barack Obama — this one in Newport News, Va. — about the parade of horribles that will arrive Friday when automatic federal spending cuts begin: air travel delays, weaker law enforcement, less money...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I was surprised and pleased to see David Fahrenthold's article on the federal "cuts in spending" approved in 2011 ("'Smoke & mirrors,'" Feb. 24). I wished he would have pointed out the added smoke and mirrors that persists from this president.
| Feb 28, 2013
Conservatives exist in an ‘information bubble’
To the editor:
I was fascinated by Ned Garrett’s conclusion (Feb. 22) that Barack Obama’s re-election was the result of “voter apathy.” Garrett professes the tea party...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
When slot machines began spinning at South Florida pari-mutuels back in 2006, some expected gobs of cash to roll in. And while the casinos are turning over healthy amounts to the state ($143 million in slot taxes last fiscal year), all agree that the...