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US budget deficit jumps above $1 trillion for first time since 2012

The calendar year deficit was $1.02 trillion for the first time since 2012 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
I went to the Plaza, the St. Regis, and the Peninsula to get in the Christmas spirit this holiday season.

I went hotel lobby-hopping in NYC, and I think it’s the best free way to enjoy the holiday season in any city

I was determined to beat the crowds and save money this holiday season. So I crashed some NYC hotel lobbies to get in the holiday spirit.

Trump raises smoking age and funds gun violence research in $1.4 trillion spending measure

The dozen must-pass bills include sweeping policy initiatives that stem from both sides of a divided Congress.

A newly proposed spending bill would ban tobacco sales to Americans under 21

The fiscal 2020 spending packages would also allocate $25 billion to federal agencies for gun violence research and repeal several health taxes.
I biked nine miles per day.

My husband and I quit our jobs in NYC to bike across the country and relocate to LA. Here’s exactly how we broke even in costs and job searched ...

Mary Kearl and her husband spent 44 days and 2,500 miles biking across the US — and job hunted at the same time.

US 12-month budget deficit above $1 trillion for 2nd straight month

Lawmakers typically have more tools to reduce the debt when the economy is in a solid place, but recent policies have taken it the opposite direction.

The US has the 4th-lowest tax rates in the world following last year’s GOP cuts

In the 12 months after the law took effect in January 2018, tax revenues declined even as economic growth picked up.

The White House and Congress are barreling toward another government shutdown deadline

Without progress on border security, Washington will either face another short-term spending fix or a Christmas shutdown for the second year in a row.

Trump signs temporary spending bill, punting government shutdown risks to just before Christmas

The White House and Congress have been mired in a bitter dispute over border security, preventing longer-term legislation to fund the government.

The US could raise $1 trillion more in taxes through stricter IRS enforcement, according to a new study

The IRS would need roughly $100 billion more to spend on additional enforcement to hit that target of tax revenue, the economists said.