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  • Health Insurance Premiums Stabilizing

    Stateline reports that insurance plans sold through the federal marketplaces are seeing much smaller price increases compared to last year. “Despite Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable...

  • Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks at the White House in Washington

    Is This an Economic Boom or Just a Blip?

    Most mainstream economists think the booming GDP growth recorded in the fourth quarter will ease toward the end of the year, but President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says...

  • Are Tax Revenues Really Rising?

    A Wall Street Journal editorial this past weekend took aim at the idea that the Republican tax cuts have much to do with rising deficits. “Perhaps you’ve read that the federal budget deficit is...

  • A man walks his dog past a mural depicting factory workers in the historic Pullman neighborhood in Chicago November 20, 2014.      REUTERS/Andrew Nelles/File Photo

    Economic Growth Gets a Downgrade

    The Congressional Budget Office reduced its estimate for the growth rate of the U.S. economy in 2018 to 3.1 percent, down from its estimate of 3.3. percent in April. The CBO’s estimate for 2019...

  • FBI director says all surveillance complies with U.S. law

    The Tax Cuts Aren't Popular, So the GOP Is Talking About This Instead

    Republicans have found that their key legislative accomplishment in the last two years, the tax cuts passed in December, aren’t nearly as popular as they had hoped they would be, and the AP reports...

  • Saving $1.11 a gallon might not sound like much. But if you're filling up a 20 gallon tank, you could save $22. Do that once a week and you'd save $1,150 a year.

    Map of the Day: Gas Taxes

    It’s summertime and the driving is anything but easy if you want to get to your favorite beach or mountain cabin for a well-deserved break. As lawmakers consider a plan to raise federal fuel taxes by...

  • Netflix adds 2.3 million U.S. subscribers in fourth-quarter; shares surge

    Subscriptions for Prescriptions? A New Way to Reduce Drug Prices

    Louisiana officials are proposing a Netflix-like subscription plan for certain prescription drugs, in which the state would gain access to unlimited treatments for hepatis C for its Medicaid and...