Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown Friday

(WASHINGTON) -- House and Senate leaders on Wednesday reached a bipartisan deal to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of Friday's looming deadline.Under the terms of the deal, the House is expected to vote Thursday on a temporary funding bill. The Senate will vote... Read More.

US government debt to top $54 trillion in next decade, CBO says

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government's record-high national debt is set to get even bigger, reaching a massive $54 trillion by the year 2034.That's according to a new forecast released Wednesday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).The CBO cited an aging population and rising federal... Read More.