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  • Congress triples Obama’s request on defense cooperation with Israel

    December 19, 2013 | 11:58 am

    The final version of the congressional defense budget triples the Obama administration’s request for funding for joint U.S.-Israel defense cooperation.

    The $284 million in the budget released jointly on Dec. 10 by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate budget committees —...

  • Plan for future pitfalls

    July 17, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Changes in the economy and workforce have taken their toll on baby boomers, a generation that carries a longer life expectancy than its predecessors as well as the financial burdens that come with it.  

    People are working longer and retiring later in life. Possible cuts in...

  • Monday night vote on ‘cliff’ deal very likely, Sen. Corker says

    December 31, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    [UPDATE: 3:40 pm] Republican Senator Bob Corker said it is "highly likely" that the U.S. Senate will vote Monday night on a bill to avoid the brunt of the "fiscal cliff."

    [3:30 pm] Republican Senator Jon Kyl also said the chamber is still hopeful that negotiations will advance to...

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  • GOP candidates push back on cutting aid to Israel

    October 19, 2011 | 11:47 am

    Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain pushed back against a proposal by Ron Paul to cut funding to Israel.

    Paul, a Texas congressman, during the GOP debate Tuesday in Las Vegas repeated his proposal to cut foreign aid, including the $3 billion Israel...

  • Live large, but pay little!

    By Annie Korzen

    March 28, 2011 | 10:43 am

    The market goes up, the market goes down. We’re in a boom, we’re in a recession, we’re in a depression. None of this economic see-saw has ever affected me, because I’ve been a thriftaholic all my life. As we follow this roller-coaster ride we call the economy, skills in the...

  • Budget Woes

    By Jill Stewart

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One year ago, Gov. Gray Davis was calling for across-the-board cuts in every state department except the prisons, mass layoffs of workers and huge bites out of most programs for the disadvantaged.

    Davis' budget-slashing plan of January 2003 was ignored by the legislature and...