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D.C. Government Ends Fiscal Year With $200M Budget Surplus

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials say the city ended the last fiscal year with a surplus of more than $200 million.

The city’s annual financial report says most of that surplus can be credited to city agencies spending less than their allocated budgets. 110 more words


Federal government could still post surplus: Parliamentary Budget Officer

Slumping oil prices could gut $8.2 billion from federal revenues in 2015-16 and potentially produce a small budget deficit, the Parliamentary Budget Officer says.

But the PBO’s new report also shows the Conservatives are capable of balancing the books as promised. 473 more words


'Special Shopping Day' Overload

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/special-shopping-day-overload

Summary: The number of shoppers on Black Friday was down this year (2014). Because of the ease in comparing prices online to find the best deal, Black Friday (and the whole weekend) has become a ritual team effort of mothers, daughters, and other relatives. 36 more words


Dayton Lifts Education In $42 Billion Budget But Test Awaits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday unveiled a record $42 billion dollar state budget.

The Governor is proposing aggressive spending on children and schools, using half of the state’s $1 billion surplus and almost half of the entire budget for education, from cradle to college. 631 more words


Balanced-budget law due just as federal revenues tumble

The federal government intends to keep its promise to introduce balanced-budget legislation in this session of Parliament — meaning by the spring — even as plunging oil prices erode billions from federal revenues and leave the Conservatives at risk of another deficit. 902 more words


Performance of India and Vietnam in foreign trade sector

The exports of Vietnam increased from US$ 15 billion 2001 to $132 billion in 2013 i.e. by about 9 times during the 12 years and to $150 billion in 2014 i.e. 163 more words

How Stuff Gets Cheaper

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/11/28/366793693/episode-586-how-stuff-gets-cheaper

Summary: The Planet Money team looks at how some things get cheaper over time. The podcast hosts visit a company called Monoprice, whose job it is to find out ways to make things cheaper–in other words, a lot of detective work. 26 more words

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