Washington (CNNMoney) – Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan wants to cut the federal government workforce by 10% - some 210,000 jobs - through a two-year hiring freeze.
It's part of his budget proposal released Tuesday. The move would save $49 billion in his broader plan to get rid of federal deficits by 2023. Ryan takes further aim at federal workers by proposing they pay more toward their pensions, saving another $132 billion in 10 years.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan proposed Tuesday to eliminate the annual deficit by 2023, in large part by cutting projected spending growth over the next decade by roughly $5 trillion.
The plan, which contains many of the same provisions he offered last year, hits all the GOP high notes: less spending, lower tax rates and a rejection of most of President Obama's health reforms.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - Gun enthusiasts are buying firearms with unparalleled zeal. As a result, ammunition is in short supply nationwide.
"We can't get any inventory within a 100-mile radius," said Mark Campbell, owner of Mid America Arms in St. Louis. He's having a hard time keeping ammo in stock. "It started right around the election, as soon as President Obama mentioned gun control. But right after the school shooting in [Newtown] Connecticut, that's when it went crazy."FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – Many people think that the rich are able to weasel their way out of taxes, but they actually pay an overwhelming majority of the taxes in the United States.
What's more, their share of the tax burden is increasing.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – Las Vegas Sands Corp said it "likely" violated the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits American companies from bribing foreign officials.
In a regulatory filing, the Las Vegas Sands Corp., run by controversial Republican party donor Sheldon Adelson, also admitted that the company was under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission for violating the international bribery law.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – The political bickering over the automatic spending cuts has done little but cloud the public's understanding of what's going on and why.
So we'll try to set the record straight on at least a few oft-repeated misconceptions.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - As Washington braces for automatic spending cuts, small businesses in the military town of Colorado Springs say they have been losing government business for months.
The general uncertainty facing federal agencies has trickled down to the companies that rely on federal contracts.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – When it comes to budgeting for the federal government, things are about to get strange.
Starting Friday, federal agencies will be forced to make cuts to their programs without knowing what their actual budgets for this year will be. Why? Because Congress never passed a budget, just a stopgap funding measure that expires soon.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - Chances are slim that Congress will avert the automatic spending cuts before they take effect on Friday. It's more likely lawmakers will reach a deal to replace the cuts after they begin.
But there's no telling when.
Funding for numerous federal agencies and programs will be slashed, half from defense and half from nondefense spending.FULL STORY