Economy

RSS Feed
NPR

In N.H. Trip, Obama Pushes Keeping Payroll Tax Cut

New Hampshire voters have seen plenty of the Republican presidential candidates. But on Tuesday, they got a visit from President Obama, who was promoting part of his jobs plan. The payroll tax cut is due to expire at the end of next month.
WAMU 88.5

Local Lawmakers Worry About Automatic Cuts

Area lawmakers are concerned that the automatic spending cuts triggered by the supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement could have a disproportionate affect on the D.C. region.

NPR

The National Debt: What The Left And Right Agree On

The supercommittee failed. But when it comes to long-term U.S. debt, the left and right agree. A lot.
NPR

Parenting Advice For The 20-Something Years

Parenting used to end when the kids left home at 18. Now, more college grads are moving back home. To the rescue: new parenting books on the trials and tribulations of raising your adult child. The hottest topics? Money. And kids moving back home.
WAMU 88.5

Walmart Signs D.C. Community Benefits Agreement

Walmart has signed a community benefits agreement with the District, guaranteeing that local businesses and contractors will benefit from the construction of six new stores.

NPR

The Long, Slow March Toward Supercommittee's Crisis

Lawmakers have spent much of this year struggling to reach a deal that could get budget deficits under control. But the problem has been developing for at least a decade. In 2000, there was a $200 billion surplus.
NPR

Siemens Discovers Hiring Vets Is 'Good For Business'

Hundreds of thousands of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are looking for work. President Obama signed legislation meant to change that on Monday. The new law will give businesses tax credits for hiring vets.

Pages