DOING IT DOWNTOWN More money means more problems in “The Company Men”
By: Matthew Liedke
With public anger over the financial meltdown of 2008 directed at corporate executives, it may seem unfeasible to make a movie that makes an audience feel sorry fo... Posted on 4/18/11 at 1:13 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's financial outlook offers a brighter picture in the short run before a wallop down the road, with a projected deficit growing to just shy of $6.2 billion for the two-year budget lawmakers must set in 2011, state officials said Thursday.
Says criticism of bailouts ignores severity of crisis
It began with an emergency meeting one mid-September evening in 2008 with fewer than 20 of the nation’s most influential leaders on fiscal policy.
Kent Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat and Senate Budget Committee chairman, was among the elite group.
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty used his last State of the State address to push many of the same ideas Minnesotans have heard from him since he took office 2003, with the same results: Republicans generally praising them and Democrats criticizing.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan Monday, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the deficit to a record-breaking $1.56 trillion.
Jerry Stromberg’s long-standing dream of owning his own business became a nightmare last summer. He had to close Ristreto Coffee & Tea after five years in business in Fargo when several factors, including problems securing enough bank loans, combined to force closure of his shop in July.
WASHINGTON — Black lawmakers who have held their tongues during most of President Barack Obama's first year in office are stepping up their demands that the nation's first black president do more for minority communities hit hardest by the recession.
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