Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, debate the best way to implement entitlement reform, including reshaping social security.» Read More
Firing government employees is such a lengthy process that most agencies don't get rid of their worst workers. Fiscal Times reports.
CNBC contributor Carol Roth says it doesn't address the problems faced by youth in America.
Except for some final votes the Senate still needs to take, the work of the 113th Congress has come to an end. NBC News reports.
New York City on Monday unveiled a plan to roll out free citywide Wi-Fi that officials say will be the fastest in the world. Re/code reports.
Maria Contreras-Sweet of the U.S. Small Business Administration has been nominated to the CNBC Next List.
A bond measure to fund water projects in California easily passed Tuesday. But what might not be so easy is getting relief from the state's drought.
There's a world of difference between Americans and the rest of the planet on the question of the government paying for health insurance.
The financially strapped USPS paid two years' worth of leasing costs for truck it now cannot locate, and never actually could, The Fiscal Times said.
High fuel subsidies, long the albatross of Indonesia's finances, may get cut sooner than expected if the lame-duck president pre-empts his successor.
The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon.
The way Congress sees it, higher profits will generate higher corporate tax bills, which will help pay to fix America's crumbling highways.
Several states will once again offer sales tax holidays during the critical back-to-school shopping period.
Government cannot satisfy the demand for public goods and services alone. Its role should be akin to a venture capitalist, says Laura Tyson.
The U.S. is looking into allowing all of its veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods.
Millions would no longer get mail delivered to their door, but would go to communal or curbside boxes instead, under a proposed law.
The USPIS has urged customers to be cautious while using stamp vending machines pending an investigation.
Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."
Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister of New Zealand, says the $4.7 billion from sales of state assets will be used to rebuild Christchurch and reinvest in public infrastructure.
Gilbert Ghostine, President, Asia Pacific at Diageo, says anti-extravagant measures in China impacted its baijiu brand business, which saw sales plunging by 66 percent.
The rate increases will soon affect thousands of people who participated in the federal Home Affordable Modification Program.