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  • Lew Says Business-Tax Revamp Best for Limiting Inversions

  • Rivlin Proposes 6.5% National Sales Tax as Part of Deficit-Reduction Plan

    Alice Rivlin , a member of President Barack Obama ’s deficit-reduction commission, is trying to stir a debate over imposing a national sales tax to reduce the deficit as part of a plan that includes steep Medicare cuts and a one-year payroll-tax holiday to spark economic growth.

  • Rivlin Says Investors Believe Washington Will Settle Debt Debate

    Alice Rivlin, a former Federal Reserve vice chairman, said investor confidence in the U.S. economy will help stave off the damaging effects of a potential downgrade by credit rating companies.

  • Holtz-Eakin, Rivlin, Bivens, Frasier on Policy

    Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of American Action Forum, Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Michael Ettlinger, vice president for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute, and Alison Acosta Fraser of the Heritage Foundation, speak on a panel discussion at the Peterson Institute in Washington about U.S. fiscal policy and economic growth outlook. Ben White, correspondent for Politico, moderates. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Yellen Pursuing Bernanke’s Fed Policies With More Direct Style

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she doesn’t disagree with her predecessor on the substance of monetary policy. She does differ in style, which may prove important if the market reaction to her debut press conference is indicative.

  • Obama Deficit Vow in Speech Leaves Billions to Be Found

    President Barack Obama said the proposals in his State of the Union speech won’t increase the U.S. deficit “by a single dime.” He didn’t say they’d be free.

  • Romney or Obama Win Means No Escape From Fiscal Crisis of Debt

    Consumers, banks and businesses have been busy getting their balance sheets into better shape since the U.S. economic recovery began more than three years ago. Now, it’s the government’s turn.

  • Americans Say Europe’s Austerity Lesson Means Act Now

    When the housing bubble burst in 2006, U.S. policy makers looked to Japan for clues about what to do -- and not do -- in response. Now their attention is shifting to Europe as America gets set to follow that region with a concerted attack on its budget deficit.

  • Rigby on Addictive Video Games; Rivlin on Budget: Audio

    Scott Rigby, president of Immersyve Inc., talks with Kathleen Hays about the Electronic Entertainment Expo and his new book, "Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound." Alice Rivlin, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, talks with Kathleen Hays about the U.S. budget and the debt ceiling.

  • Simpson-Bowles 2.0 Trades Credibility for Influence

    For years, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson pulled off a very unusual and very difficult trick: They managed to position themselves firmly in the political center even as their budget proposal was far beyond the boundaries of what either party was proposing.

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