Fiscal and Economic News from
Around the Nation

May 2024

Source: Marketplace
May 24, 2024
Tax Breaks Are Popular. They Also Cost the Federal Government More Than $1 Trillion a Year.
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Source: The Wall Street Journal
May 15, 2024
Inflation Eases as Core Prices Post Smallest Increase Since 2021
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Source: The New York Times
May 15, 2024
Inflation Cooled Slightly, Offering Some Relief for Consumers and the Fed
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Source: Reuters
May 15, 2024
US Consumer Inflation Resumes Downward Trend as Domestic Demand Cools
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Source: Marketplace
May 7, 2024
When the Government Can No Longer Pay Full Social Security Benefits
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Source: The Washington Post
May 6, 2024
Social Security and Medicare Finances Look Grim as Overall Debt Piles Up
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Source: The New York Times
May 1, 2024
Fed Holds Rates Steady, Noting Lack of Progress on Inflation
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Source: U.S. News
May 1, 2024
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April 2024

Source: The Hill
Apr 30, 2024
How to Fix the Country’s $34 Trillion Debt Problem — and Why It’s So Hard
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Source: The New York Times
Apr 29, 2024
Inflation Is Stubborn. Is the Federal Budget Deficit Making It Worse?
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Source: NBC News
Apr 26, 2024
Key Fed Inflation Measure Rose 2.8% in March From a Year Ago, More Than Expected
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Source: The New York Times
Apr 25, 2024
U.S. Growth Slowed in First Quarter, but Inflation Remained a Bug
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Source: Roll Call
Apr 23, 2024
Aid Finally Set to Flow as Senate Clears $95.3B Emergency Bill
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Source: The Wall Street Journal
Apr 17, 2024
Where Are Growth, Inflation and Interest Rates Headed? We Asked the Economists
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Source: NBC News
Apr 16, 2024
Fed Chair Powell Says There Has Been a 'Lack of Further Progress' This Year on Inflation
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Source: The Hill
Apr 16, 2024
House GOP Looks for Reset on Government Funding
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Source: CNBC
Apr 16, 2024
U.S. Economy Will See ‘More Things Break’ in 2025 if Rates Stay High, Strategist Says
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Source: Roll Call
Apr 15, 2024
Piecemeal Supplemental Spending Plan Emerges in House
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Source: The Wall Street Journal
Apr 10, 2024
Hot Inflation Report Derails Case for Fed’s June Rate Cut
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Source: The New York Times
Apr 9, 2024
Higher for Longer After All? Investors See Fed Rates Falling More Slowly.
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March 2024

Source: The New York Times
Mar 23, 2024
Biden Signs Final Bill to Fund the Government, Ending Shutdown Fears
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Source: Roll Call
Mar 23, 2024
Senate Sends Spending Package to Biden, Wrapping Up Fiscal 2024
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Source: The Washington Post
Mar 23, 2024
Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill Into Law, Averting Government Shutdown
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Source: The Washington Post
Mar 20, 2024
Three Ways Congress Can Prevent a Shutdown (And One Way It Can’t)
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Source: AP News
Mar 19, 2024
Biden and Congressional Leaders Announce a Deal on Government Funding as a Partial Shutdown Looms
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