Defying Veto Threat, Senate Passes Keystone Bill

By PAUL KANE,The Washington PostJanuary 29, 2015
The Senate approved legislation Thursday mandating construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, setting...

What the Pentagon is Hiding from Its Auditors

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 29, 2015
The Defense Department just made it extremely difficult for federal auditors to keep track of how billions of...
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Americans’ 401(k) Totals Just Reached a New Record. Don’t Celebrate Yet…

By Amey Stone,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 29, 2015
The average 401(k) balance reached a record high of $91,300 at the end of 2014, Fidelity Investments reported...

The Silly Way We License Jobs Costs Us All $203 Billion a Year

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 29, 2015
A new study from the Brookings Institution finds that in the last two generations, the percentage of jobs in the U...

Should Boehner Cancel the Netanyahu Show in Congress?

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 29, 2015
The White House and congressional Democrats are beginning to put more heat on House Speaker John Boehner to...
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The Home Improvement Sector Is on a Roll

By John Schoen,CNBCJanuary 29, 2015
While the U.S. housing market continues to recover in fits and starts, the home improvement industry is on a roll...

Obama’s Veto Pen Mightier Than GOP Swords

By Eric Pianin and Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 29, 2015
There was a lot of brave talk among Senate Democrats as well as Republicans of slapping new economic sanctions on...

Obama’s About-Face on 529 Plans Could Save the Middle Class a Bundle

By Amey Stone,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 29, 2015
New attention on these college savings vehicles should remind parents there are tax breaks to tap

Obama’s Enemies List Targets Red State Voters

By Edward Morrissey,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 29, 2015
In my first few years of blogging, I joined a number of other writers in a loosely organized effort called...
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$1 Trillion for Infrastructure: Where’s the Money?

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 28, 2015
Two high-powered senators have upped the ante in the drive to boost spending for highways, bridges, power grids...

Apple’s App Store Bigger Than Hollywood Box Office

By Amey Stone,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 28, 2015
On Tuesday, Apple posted the largest quarterly profit of any company in history. Its $18 billion net income, up...
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Bill Gates Is Worried About the Rise of the Machines

By Andrew Lumby,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 28, 2015
He may be one of the world’s pivotal computing pioneers, mentioned in the same exuberantly geeky breath as Steve...

U.S. Cuisine Starts the Year on a High Note

By Marine Cole,The Fiscal TimesJanuary 28, 2015
Team USA placed second in the 2015 Bocuse d’Or, the culinary equivalent of the Olympics, marking the first time it...