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  • Goldman Sachs Sees Sharp Economic Slowdown Ahead

    Goldman Sachs is sticking to its forecast of a significant economic slowdown over the next several quarters, driven in part by the waning effects from both the tax cuts and the recent increase in...

  • FILE PHOTO: The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

    Pfizer Says It Will Raise Prices on 41 Drugs

    When drug giant Pfizer announced in July that it would roll back price hikes on its drugs, it made clear that the change was temporary . Facing intense pressure from President Donald Trump, the...

  • U.S. Army troops listen as President Trump speaks before signing the National Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum, New York

    The Problem with Our $6 Trillion War Tab

    We told you last week that the total long-term cost of post-9/11 wars is approaching $6 trillion , according to a report by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown...

  • The U.S. Capitol Building is seen shortly before sunset in Washington

    Congressional Panel Considers Budget Reforms

    A bipartisan congressional panel tasked with revamping the federal budgeting process on Thursday marked up its proposed legislation ahead of a November 30 deadline. The panel, created as part of...

  • 20 Million More Americans Have Health Insurance, Compared to 2010

    When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, about 48.6 million people lacked health insurance in the U.S. In the first half of 2018, 28.5 million lacked insurance – a decrease...

  • The Growth of Medicare Advantage

    Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans – which provide more comprehensive coverage than Medicare parts A and B and are managed by private insurers – has more than tripled since 2005, according to a...

  • The Economy’s Coming Wile E. Coyote Moment

    Most economists think that the “sugar high” in the economy produced by simultaneous tax cuts and federal spending increases this year will fizzle at some in the next few quarters, at which point GDP...