U.S. budget

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America’s magic unemployment number

How long will it take until unemployment hits 6.5 per cent?
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Cuts, taxes highlight Obama’s deficit plan

U.S. president faces tough congressional fight over budget pitch
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U.S. hits $14.3 trillion debt ceiling

Federal government taps into pension fund to avoid default
Fiscal faceoff on Capitol Hill

Fiscal faceoff on Capitol Hill

Why America’s budgetary battles may just be getting started
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Budget bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives

Republican Speaker needed Democratic votes to get bill through
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U.S. Representatives vote on budget bill

Vote caps tense negotiations that narrowly avoided government shutdown