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Who Wins and Who Loses If the Government Shuts Down

Unless lawmakers can agree on budget legislation to keep the federal government running, a shutdown at midnight Friday looms. If it happens, there will be a few clear winners, some who break even and a whole lot of losers.

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Will Washington’s Budget Standoff End With a Tax Increase?

Republicans pushing for spending cuts in the 2011 federal budget may be ready to shut the government down to get their way. But is anyone ready to do what it would take to really make a dent in the federal budget: raise taxes on…

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Why Fly? Will High Prices, Low Service and Risky Planes Change Our Travel Plans?

It’s bad enough that air fares and extra fees have been rising as fast as a plane taking off — now, travelers must wonder if aircraft have been properly inspected. Are the costs, pains and risks of flying reaching the point whe…

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Are You Better Off Under the Obama Administration?

President Obama has officially launched his reelection campaign and when it’s time to vote again many may ask themselves whether they are better off than they were four years ago. A close look at the statistics reveals the clear…

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Warren Buffett’s Blind Spot: David Sokol’s Dishonest Business History

David Sokol, once considered a likely successor to Warren Buffett as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, resigned this week from Berkshire under a cloud of possible insider trading charges. But these recent ethical lapses are hardly the …

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