Fast food isn't as cheap as you think it is: New studies reveal that your low-priced burger served up by low-paid employees comes with a hidden high price tag to taxpayers.
At American Civics Exchange, investors can buy and sell "shares" of likely developments in Washington. But are these investments any more telling than those on Wall Street?
Think the government shutdown and furlough is just a Washington, D.C.,-area problem? Think again: The economic impact is headed your way, too.
New Zealand's government expects to raise up to $1.8 billion by selling nearly half of the country's largest power company.
Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich is calling attention to food insecurity this week by spending only $31.50 on food -- the weekly allotment for people on SNAP benefits.
A report from the Government Accountability Office found that the Social Security Administration made $1.3 billion in improper disability payments.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Congress on Monday that the U.S. will hit its borrowing limit in mid-October, giving legislators a clear deadline to raise the debt ceiling.
The new addition to the British royal family is in line to inherit an entirely ceremonial crown -- and a vast amount of wealth along with it. Are the Windsors worth the price?
This Memorial Day, America remembers its war dead, even as the latest sequestration cuts siphon money from our veterans and the families of our soldiers -- living and fallen.
What is the best way to maintain a strong U.S. military in an era of budget cuts? A new report from the nonpartisan Stimson Center has a surprising answer.
Obama administration officials suggest that the president's 2014 budget proposal, due Wednesday, will feature concrete tax proposals and propose cuts to entitlement spending.
How do you show average Americans that one of the most complex and controversial government programs ever devised is a good deal for them? With the science of mass marketing.
The Senate approved a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases but shelters domestic programs targeted for cuts by House Republicans.
A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on domestic agencies is cruising to passage in the tea party-flavored House.
Everyone grumbles about their elected officials, and how they could write a better budget in their sleep. Fairfax County, Virgina, is letting its residents give it a shot.
Is this how we save the federal budget? Sequestration cuts are starting to hit home ... and legislators are starting to complain.
Obama's widely publicized recent string of meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers seemingly produces no breakthroughs -- though none were anticipated.
Even as it faces budget cuts and forced employee furloughs, the Pentagon spends nearly a $1 billion a year on jobless benefits for veterans who left the military voluntarily.
House Republicans are sending mixed signals in agreeing to meet with President Barack Obama for talks over the budget impasse.