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Senators to offer plan to end FAA shutdown
Key senators have crafted a plan to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that includes eliminating air service subsidies to some remote communities.
President announces deal to boost fuel economy
Ushering in the largest decrease in auto fuel consumption since the 1970s, President Barack Obama and automobile manufacturers Friday announced a deal that will save drivers money at the pump and dramatically cut heat-trapping gases coming from tailpipes.
FAA shutdown would cost govt $200 million a week
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the government will lose about $200 million a week in airline ticket taxes and that $2.5 billion in airport construction projects will come to a halt if the Federal Aviation Administration is forced to shut down.
Six senators push bipartisan plan to cut deficit
The bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators on Tuesday offered a major plan to cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the coming decade, but whether it can break through the budget debate will depend on whether Republican lawmakers can find a way to endorse more than $1 trillion in tax increases.
Lawmakers snipe, Wall St. frets as deadline nears
Testy lawmakers pointed fingers at one another and President Barack Obama on Thursday as negotiations over raising the national debt limited entered a perilous endgame. Wall Street eyed the standoff with growing anxiety, warning of catastrophe if the U.S. defaults on its obligations.
One last flight, then the shuttle program to retire
Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off its launch pad at 10:26 CDT today, on the final flight in the shuttle program.
This flight marks the end of a 30-year era in U.S. spaceflight history. It’s the 33rd flight of Atlantis, and the 135th shuttle flight.
Senators propose immediate end to ethanol credit
Two senators from ethanol-producing states proposed Thursday to immediately end a tax credit for the corn-based fuel and agreeing to support shifting some of that money to debt reduction.
Proposed Senate Rules Change, Requiring Review of All Legislation for Duplication, Overlapping Programs
In March, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report identifying hundreds of duplicative and overlapping programs costing approximately $217 billion a year. GAO stated “reducing or eliminating duplication, overlap, or fragmentation could potentially save billions of taxpayer dollars annually and help agencies provide more efficient and effective services.”
Weather records, and Americans, battered by spring
It was a spring to remember, with America pummeled by tornadoes, floods, wildfire, snowmelt, thunderstorms and drought.
Diplomas Count: Study Finds Graduation Rates Rise
After two years of consecutive declines and stagnation, high school graduation rates started to rise as the recent recession was hitting its depths, a new education analysis released Tuesday shows.
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