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Virginia Reports $129M Surplus For Fiscal 2012

Thanks to increased tax revenues that exceeded initial projections, the Commonwealth of Virginia reported a $129 million surplus for the fiscal year ending in June.

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The Future Of The U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for its first-ever default on billions of dollars. Options for resolving its financial troubles and the future of the nation's mail service.

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Part 2: D.C. Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts

There's a new dirty word circulating in federal government and employee circles — "sequestration" — and it's a big word that could carry a lot of big impacts.

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Idaho Counties' Economic Fate Tied To Industry

Forget about the difference in economies among the states. In Idaho, there are drastic differences from county to county. Agriculture is booming, while the timber industry is hurting — and the counties that depend on those industries show it. Molly Messick of StateImpact Idaho explains.
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Geithner Meets With European Financial Officials

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting Monday with his German counterpart; he's also set to talk with the head of the European Central Bank. The U.S. has been stepping up pressure on Europe to fix its debt crisis.
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A Portrait Of A Country Awash In 'Red Ink'

Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel's new book, Red Ink, lays out in unsparing terms the way the U.S. government spends money, who pays what in taxes, and why politicians can't seem to agree on ways to reduce the potentially catastrophic deficit.

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