Spending cuts will begin to automatically take effect in two weeks, Harris writes, and allowing the sequester's automatic spending cuts to happen would be terrible policy.
Sony is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4 next week, which means prices on its predecessor, the PlayStation 3, could fall as much as 64 percent.
Gun control, healthcare, and countless other issues inevitably require us to define what we mean by a decent society, Reich writes.
Industrial production fell 0.10 percent in January, according to the latest read from the Federal Reserve.
Food stamps, welfare, Medicaid and other tax and transfer systems can sometimes penalize people for earning that extra dollar of income, Steuerle writes.
The Senate Republicans balanced budget amendment contains a striking error, Marron writes.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Tax Policy Center has updated its marriage bonus and penalty calculator to reflect the provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Williams discusses three tax provisions that will increase marriage penalties a lot in 2013 for many high-income couples.
Gas prices will increase faster than expected in 2013, according to the US Department of Energy. The slight rise in gas prices is due partly to an increase in the price of crude oil, Ingram writes, and refinery outages in January both in the US and Europe.
Leaders of the deal between American Airlines and US Airways decided early on that they would only proceed as long as they had the backing of American employees. The two sides believe they would receive regulatory backing for a merger. The new company is to be called American Airlines and based out of Fort Worth, Texas.
When President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour, one Virginia business owner decided to do it on the spot.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, Obama continued to express a willingness to slow the growth of Medicare, but only around the edges, Gleckman writes.