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
The economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states anticipated, forcing elected officials to consider how to use the money best.
Unemployed Americans losing their extended benefits are tapping their savings and draining retirement funds. NBC News reports.
A judge has concluded that the National Security Agency's sweeping collection of telephone data is lawful, rejecting a challenge to the program.
A congressional budget proposal fails to extend a program providing federal funds for those who have run out of state benefits.
Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.
The government paid $11.3m in farm subsidies to 50 billionaires or businesses in which they have some form of ownership. The New York Times reports.
The U.S. National Security Agency has hacked into main communication links that connect accounts at Google and Yahoo, the Washington Post reported.
Sam Radwan, Partner & Co-Founder of Enhance International talks about building a safety net for the elderly in China.
As more severe weather events hit the country, analysts say the U.S. continues to suffer from a lack of preparation to handle them.
You thought you were in luck with a winning lottery ticket—but think again if you're in the nation's capital.
Four structural factors helped push the U.S. into this government shutdown, and now facing potential default.
Let's show our appreciation by urging Congress to put those dedicated public servants back to work and let them continue to improve our nation.
From Alcatraz to Hollywood, blood drives and daycare, the US government shutdown is having a serious ripple effect.
Speaker of the House John Boehner on Tuesday said the government shutdown could last a week or longer, a top aide to the Republican leader told CNBC.
Chinese citizens have been huffing over a building that's been erected in China's Jiangsu province. This giant, copper puffer fish costs about $11.5 million to build and hovers around 15 storeys above the ground.
American seniors tight on savings on will soon face new hurdles in financing retirement through the federal government's reverse mortgage program.
Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.
One of the biggest mistakes President Obama is making in the current debate is his repeated and stubborn refusal to negotiate.
Boehner said he was confident that majority House Republicans would pass a stop-gap funding measure that denies money for "Obamacare" reforms.
With its currency in meltdown and growth at the lowest in the past decade, India's government on Monday passed a $19.8 billion-a-year food subsidy bill.