Fiscal and Economic News from
Around the Nation

October 2019

Source: CNBC
Oct 17, 2019
The Federal Reserve Could Soon Pause in Its Latest Rate-Cutting Cycle
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Source: The New York Times
Oct 16, 2019
Would ‘Medicare for All’ Save Billions or Cost Billions?
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Source: Roll Call
Oct 16, 2019
Senate Floor Debate Beckons Amid Spending Bill Impasse
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Source: NPR
Oct 15, 2019
How Non-Profit Hospitals Are Driving Up the Cost of Health Care
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Source: Bloomberg
Oct 11, 2019
House Drug Bill Would Save $345 Billion, Reshape Pharma Industry
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Source: The Hill
Oct 10, 2019
Senate Democrats Aim to Repeal Rules Blocking Trump Tax Law Workarounds
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Source: Marketplace
Oct 10, 2019
Social Security Benefits’ Buying Power is Fading, Despite Adjustments
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Source: Forbes
Oct 10, 2019
Maximum Social Security Taxes Will Increase 3.6% While Benefits Will Rise 1.6% In 2020
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Source: The New York Times
Oct 9, 2019
Fed Officials Voice Concern About Slowdown’s Effect on Hiring
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Source: The Hill
Oct 9, 2019
Fed Officials Saw Rising Risk of Recession at Last Meeting
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Source: The Washington Post
Oct 8, 2019
For the First Time in History, U.S. Billionaires Paid a Lower Tax Rate than the Working Class Last Year
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Source: The Hill
Oct 8, 2019
Drug Price Hikes Cost US Billions, Report Finds
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Source: Bloomberg
Oct 8, 2019
Trump Weighs Weakening Obama Rules to Curb Corporate Inversions
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Source: The Hill
Oct 7, 2019
Federal Deficit Estimated at $984B, Highest in Seven Years
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Source: The New York Times
Oct 7, 2019
The Huge Waste in the U.S. Health System
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Source: CNBC
Oct 7, 2019
That 50-Year Low in Unemployment Isn’t Helping Worker Paychecks
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Source: The Hill
Oct 6, 2019
Contractors Fight for Pay from Last Shutdown — and the Next One
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Source: The New York Times
Oct 4, 2019
Trump Administration Unveils More Cuts to Food Stamp Program
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Source: The New York Times
Oct 4, 2019
Jobs Numbers for the Optimists, the Pessimists, and Everybody in Between
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Source: The Washington Post
Oct 4, 2019
An Economic Crisis in Your Teens Can Alter Your Behavior for Life, Economists Find
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Source: NPR
Oct 3, 2019
Targeting 'Medicare For All' Proposals, Trump Lays Out His Vision For Medicare
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Source: Reuters
Oct 3, 2019
Trump to Unveil Order Aiming to Boost Medicare Health Program, Woo Seniors
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Source: Bloomberg
Oct 2, 2019
Slumping Data May Force Powell to Move to Third Cut
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Source: Marketplace
Oct 2, 2019
What If Instead of a Recession, We’re Just Stuck with Slow Growth?
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Source: The New York Times
Oct 2, 2019
Recession Panic May Have Passed. But the Economy Is Still at Risk.
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