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BUDGETS

BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 30, 2013
White House, Republicans give up on budget talks
The Obama administration and a group of Republican senators on Thursday abandoned efforts to hammer out a budget deal and avoid a showdown over the national debt, saying they had failed to resolve their long-standing dispute over taxes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 26, 2013
U.S. government not shrinking fast
After 2½ years of budget battles, the U.S. federal government is on pace this year to spend $3.455 trillion.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 12, 2013
Presidents' grand plans fail in Detroit
During the Nixon years, Detroit's business elite laid plans for the glittering Renaissance Center retail and office complex. The Ford and Carter administrations brought the "People Mover," an elevated rail loop around downtown that hardly anybody rides today.
BUSINESS
Jul 29, 2013
China orders government debt audit
China will start a nationwide audit of government debt this week as the new Communist Party leadership investigates the threats to growth and the financial system from a record credit boom.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 26, 2013
Obama wants Congress to just get out of the way
There have been many economy road shows over the past 4½ years, a mix of presidential pageantry and salesmanship to convince the United States and Congress to do more to create jobs and improve future economic prospects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2013
Restructuring wizard sets sights on Detroit
The man who has become the face of Detroit's historic bankruptcy planned to spend his weekend at home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, corralling the ferns that are overgrowing their planters and threatening his garden. Or maybe taking his two young children to the pool.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 20, 2013
Detroit renews urban policy debate
A national urban policy would not have saved Detroit, but the city's bankruptcy filing Thursday was a vivid reminder of how the problems of America's cities have long ceased to be a focal point of the political debate in presidential campaigns or on Capitol Hill.
BUSINESS
Jul 20, 2013
G-20 vows to prioritize employment, economic growth in short term
The finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies pledge to take necessary steps to boost job creation and economic growth as a near-term priority.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 19, 2013
Detroit files for biggest municipal bankruptcy in American history
Detroit files the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, marking a new low in a decline that has left the Motor City bleeding revenue and choking city services.
WORLD
May 19, 2013
Obama seeks over $1 trillion in new taxes
President Barack Obama's most recent budget request will reduce borrowing by $1.1 trillion over the next decade compared with current law — almost entirely through higher taxes on the rich, large estates and smokers, congressional budget analysts said Friday.
WORLD
Apr 28, 2013
Air delays get swift action as House OKs funding bill
Sequestration became a reality to the broad public in airports across the the United States this past week, and on Friday both Congress and the White House caved in to pressure from tens of thousands of airline passengers angered by flight delays.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2013
Sequestration-linked furloughs spur U.S. airport mayhem
After months of inside-the-Beltway drama, the impact of sequestration cutbacks moved to center stage America on Monday as the aviation system was slowed by the furlough of 1,500 air traffic controllers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 12, 2013
'Nutty' U.S. researcher champions oddball science
Patricia Brennan received $384,949 from the U.S. government to study duck genitalia. Last month, that made her a national joke. Now, it's made her a little bit of a folk hero.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 6, 2013
Cameron uses Korean crisis to defend nuclear arsenal
Prime Minister David Cameron warned against any move to abandon the U.K.'s submarine-based nuclear weapons, citing a growing threat from North Korea and Iran as his Liberal Democrat coalition partners consider scaling back the missile program.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 3, 2013
As U.S. wallows in debt, bright ideas to save country billions go to waste
After President Barack Obama set up a national online suggestion box in 2009 asking federal workers for new ways to cut the budget, 86,000 ideas came in. Some, inevitably, were a little odd.
WORLD
Mar 22, 2013
U.S. Congress approves temporary spending bill to keep government open
The U.S. Congress approved a short-term funding bill Thursday that ends the possibility of a federal government shutdown next week, but a broader budget battle about taxes and spending for 2013 is only just beginning.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2013
Key points of U.K. austerity budget
London
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 4, 2013
Obama pins legacy hopes on 2014 House victory
President Barack Obama takes the most specific steps of his administration in an attempt to ensure the election of a Democratic-controlled Congress in two years.

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