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Australia’s Arts Groups Are In The Depths Of A Sudden, Terrifying Funding Crisis

“After more than 400 organisations spent months developing their applications, the entire round was cancelled after Brandis ripped $104.7m from the Australia Council’s funding in the May budget, in order to create his new national program for excellence in the arts.”

As Greece votes, here’s everything you need to know about the nation’s crisis

It's decision day. After five years of bailouts, budget battles and a battered economy, Greece is on the brink of becoming the first country to ever leave the euro zone. If it seems like you've been hearing some variation of that for awhile now, that's because you have. This time might be different, though, since […]

Italian deficit ratio narrows in Q1

National public budget deficit falls to 5.6 per cent of GDP in the quarter.

How a $0 Marketing Budget Bought a Fortune in Athlete Endorsements

Apart from being star athletes, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, the L.A. Clippers' Dahntay Jones, Pierre Garçon of the Washington Redskins and Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens all have something else in common. Show More Summary

NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks

PARIS (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French export contracts, trade and budget talks, according to a report by WikiLeaks.

Combined Tax Rates and Creating a 21st Century Social Welfare Budget

In testimony yesterday before a joint hearing of two House subcommittees, I urged Congress to modernize the nation’s social welfare programs to focus on early childhood, quality teachers, more effective work subsidies, and improved neighborhoods. Show More Summary

In Budget Proposal Riddled With Anti-Union Measures, House Republicans Take Aim At National Labor Relations Board

By Cole Strangler, International Business Times House Republicans voted Wednesday to slash the budget of the federal agency that enforces the nation’s foundational labor laws and attached to the proposal a number of anti-union measures championed by industry lobbyists. Show More Summary

Budget video sends Australia over the cliff

The Government has posted short videos on its Budget Highlights web-pages to explain the key points of this year's budget. But judging by the video for the national security page, there presumably wasn't a lot of money available forShow More Summary

Supreme Court’s Health Insurance Ruling Could Upend Several States’ Budgets

The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the nation’s Health Insurance subsidies and whether or not the federal government can continue funding them either later today or early next week. After months of waiting, it’s a safe...Show More Summary

Estimates and the Economy: Let the Buyer Beware

The CBO, the ACA, and the economy: Precision doesn’t mean accuracy. Last Friday, the Congressional Budget Office projected that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add $137 billion to the national debt over 10 years but boost the economy. Show More Summary

LAUSD board OKs $7.8-billion budget that includes hundreds of layoffs

The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $7.8-billion budget for the nation's second-largest school system that includes the first pay raises in nearly a decade, including 10% for teachers and administrators, but also will result in the layoffs of hundreds of staff.

Kids With Incarcerated Parents Find Support, Encouragement With This Brooklyn Program

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The United States' incarcerated population -- the largest in the world -- is at the heart of several national debates: People argue about the economic burden it places on the federal budget, how inmates are treated and the long-term effects of the prison system. Show More Summary

Just In Time For Summer: National Parks Hiking Entrance Fees

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The fees will be used for park enhancements to make up for Federal budget cuts.

Best Money Tips: Money Myths That Are Holding You Back

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money myths that are holding back your finances, tips for visiting national parks on a budget, and ways to cool off right now. Top 5 Articles 7 Money Myths That Are Holding You Back Financially — A house...

Russian Preparations for 2018 World Cup Stumble Amid Sanctions

Billionaire stumps up $5.5 million to pay national coach’s wage arrears, while the government is slashing the budget for organizing the tournament

CBO once again tells GOP Obamacare repeal will increase national debt

For all of the disputes and controversies over the Affordable Care Act, one thing has been consistent. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has repeatedly forecast that Obamacare would reduce the national debt. Nevertheless,...Show More Summary

Hope for Greek economy rises after Athens offers new belt-tightening

Greek officials broke a stalemate in negotiations with European creditors on Monday by offering more budget cuts and pension reform, spurring hopes -- once again -- that the Balkan nation's membership in the euro currency alliance may survive its five-year economic crisis.

Budget Battle Could Boost Cruz and Paul

“Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have created national profiles by picking fights in the U.S. Senate, and the two Republican presidential rivals will soon have a chance to engage in another, as they oppose efforts to roll back automatic spending [...]

CBO: Repealing ObamaCare would cost $137 billion

Scrapping the health law would widen the nation's budget gap and greatly increase the number of uninsured, agency concludes

New CBO Report Offers Yet Another Reason to Expand Social Security

CO-AUTHORED BY ERIC KINGSON Will today's children inherit a nation with even greater income inequality than we have now? The Congressional Budget Office thinks so. CBO just released its 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which includes projections about the future of Social Security. Show More Summary

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