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  • Lew Leans on Portman for Republican Ties in Budget Talks

    Updated 27 minutes ago

    Republican Senator Rob Portman doesn’t have a committee chairmanship or a leadership post. One asset he wields in the politically divided capital is a direct line to a prominent Democrat: Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.

  • Pound Rises to 12-Week High as Osborne Says Economy Recovering

    Updated 22 minutes ago

    The pound rose to its highest level versus the dollar in 12 weeks as U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Britain’s economy is turning a corner and is in the early stages of a recovery.

  • Osborne Backs Carney’s Forward Guidance Plan as Yields Increase

    Updated 3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said that a tightening of market conditions too quickly could impede the economic recovery as he backed Mark Carney’s signature forward-guidance policy.

  • Ghanaian Minister Says Plan to Halve Deficit Succeeding

    Ghana’s plan to trim its budget deficit by half over three years by containing public-sector pay increases and raising taxes is showing initial signs of success, Finance Minister Seth Terkper said.

  • Hollande Draws Heat From Business for Tax-Driven Pension Revamp

    President Francois Hollande is drawing fire from French business leaders after his latest effort to revamp the nation’s economy leaned on what many of them say was all too easy: higher taxes.

  • Summers Pick Fits Obama’s Preference for Beaten Path

    At this point, Larry Summers isn’t just the favorite for Federal Reserve chairman. He’s the overwhelming favorite. Unless something truly unexpected shows up in the vetting process (a paid toast at Bashar al-Assad’s birthday party, for example) or the administration comes to believe Senate Democrats will revolt against a Summers nomination, he’s going to get the job.

  • Lessons of 1986 Show IRS Code Revision Tougher This Time: Taxes

    The lessons of the last big revision to the tax code in 1986 show it’s going to be harder to get things done this time.

  • Obama Officials Said Divided on Fiscal Debate Strategy

    Facing a sixth fiscal showdown with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama’s economic and political advisers are divided over how far to push in pursuit of a deal on the budget and the nation’s debt limit, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

  • Burwell Rejects 1-Year Delay in Obama Health Law (Transcript)

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, speaking in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, rejected delaying the health-care law as a way to get a budget deal with Congress and voiced optimism that talks with lawmakers would avoid a government shutdown.

  • Obama Aide Burwell Rejects Year’s Delay of Health Law

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell rejected delaying the health-care law as a way to get a budget deal with Congress and voiced optimism that talks with lawmakers would avoid a government shutdown.

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