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The Treasury Department wants everyone to be terrified of a debt-ceiling breach. Is that warranted?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 3, 2013
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Come Oct. 17, the Treasury Department will no longer have enough money to meet all of its financial obligations.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 25, 2013
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The US is stuck in its third consecutive “jobless recovery.” And Americans might need to get used to the phenomenon.

We finally have a date for the debt-ceiling showdown. Doomsday is expected to arrive between Oct. 18 and Nov. 5.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 10, 2013
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The U.S. job market is increasingly polarized, with high-paid and low-paid occupations growing fast, while middle-class jobs are vanishing.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 27, 2013
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The wild horse population out West is growing fast. And, right now, the government doesn't have a good plan for controlling it.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 26, 2013
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The SEC requires corporations to explain if they consider diversity in appointing their corporate boards. They don't even do that.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 16, 2013
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Don't believe the optimists. Everything is terrible.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 24, 2013
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The official poverty measure says 9 percent of seniors are in poverty. But an arguably superior metric puts it considerably higher.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 20, 2013
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In 2011, 1.65 million American households, including 3.55 million children, lived on less than $2 a day per person.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 13, 2013
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Rape is frighteningly common. False accusations aren't. Nor are convictions of rapists.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 7, 2013
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The Fed won't raise rates until inflation is at 2.5 percent or unemployment is below 6.5 percent. The latter, a new study says, won't happen for another three years.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 17, 2012
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ADP is better at predicting final employment numbers than even the federal government. And its latest figures are bleak.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 5, 2012
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The economy is not where it should be. But "where it should be" is getting worse too.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 29, 2012
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Foreclosed-upon homeowners take over a decade to get back into the market, even when they had great credit to start out.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 14, 2012
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A recent paper by Northwestern's Robert Gordon argues, essentially, that technological progress and economic growth is over. We've exploited all the good technologies in recent years, and there's not much more on the horizon. But is Gordon being too pessimistic? A look at his paper and some of the more forceful critiques.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 11, 2012
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Mario Draghi will buy up unlimited quantities of Spanish and Italian debt. But the offer has some conditions attached.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2012
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Draghi's latest plan gets closer to a policy that can avert disaster. But it probably doesn't get close enough.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 5, 2012
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Usually the release of Congressional Budget Office economic and budget projections is as dull as that phrase makes it sound. But not these economic and budget projections, released today by the CBO.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 22, 2012
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It's common knowledge by now that the recession has hit college graduates and non-graduates differently, but the size of the gap is dramatic.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 16, 2012
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