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The Hartford CourantHARTFORD – Buoyed by the stock market's strong performance, the state's pension fund investments generated a return of 12.07 percent during the first nine months of the current fiscal year. State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier credits the growth to...
WASHINGTON — The federal deficit is shrinking more quickly than expected, and the government's long-term debt has largely stabilized for the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday in a report that could strengthen the Obama...
The Hartford CourantEven if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes. With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan could get $382 million more in revenue than projected four months ago. That's according to a report Tuesday from the nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency. It's good news for lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder, though it's...
Tags: Rick Snyder
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he's not running for a second term as leader of the financially troubled city. The 69-year-old was first elected to the post in 2009 and inherited a budget deficit that could reach $386 million this...
WASHINGTON — When it comes to deficit reduction, President Barack Obama may have correctly taken the measure of Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and U.S. corporate leaders; that's a reason why any deficit deal is more remote than ever. Two and a...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan could take in $542 million more in revenue than projected four months ago — good news as lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder work to finalize a state budget in coming weeks. The nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency said...
If Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, decides to run against incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell for the U. S. Senate next year, her announcement might go something like this ... if she is completely candid. The scene: a...
WASHINGTON — Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent was one of eight Republicans who bucked their party and voted against a debt ceiling contingency plan that was the brainchild of Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. Toomey proposed the idea of...
Tags: China, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, Public Finance, Charlie Dent
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security...
The Hartford CourantFate is fickle, power cyclical and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs. And where...
WASHINGTON -- Consumers spent more in March even as their income rose less than analysts had projected, a mixed economic message to start a week that will end with the latest government unemployment report. Consumer spending was up 0.2% last month, down...
Tags: Personal Income
May 10, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
May 14, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
May 14, 2013 |Story| AP Michigan
May 14, 2013 |Story| AP Michigan
May 14, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
May 14, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
May 10, 2013 |Story| AM News
May 9, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
May 13, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
May 2, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Apr 29, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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