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Survey: Nearly 40 Percent Of Americans Can’t Come Up With $2,000 For Emergency

A survey has found that roughly 40 percent of Americans can’t come up with $2,000 if an emergency arises.

04/08/2014

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Argentina Files Appeal To US Supreme Court To Avert ‘Economic Catastrophe’

Argentina filed a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asking the justices in Washington to avert an “economic catastrophe” by overturning lower court rulings that could force the South American government to default on billions of dollars in debts.

02/18/2014

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Suspense in Senate: Debt Vote Shrouded in Secrecy

Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line.

02/13/2014

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Shutdown Showdown Widened GOP-Tea Party Rift

The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.

10/19/2013

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Treasury To Pay Off Debts For First Time Since 2007

The U.S. Treasury is doing something it hasn’t done in almost six years: paying off some debt.

05/02/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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Congress Passes $50.5B Bill for Sandy Victims

Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.

01/28/2013

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McCaskill In Debt After Spending $19.3M To Defeat Akin

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill spent more than $19 million on her re-election campaign but hasn’t finished paying all the bills.

12/07/2012

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Bachmann Re-Election Run Eased Presidential Campaign Debt

Republican Michele Bachmann has dramatically reduced what had been a more than $1 million debt from her failed presidential run — and she has her congressional re-election effort to thank for it.

12/07/2012

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Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

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