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Despite Public Fears, Federal Deficit Actually Shrank From This Time Last Year

AP | By DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 01.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit was lower in the first quarter of the 2012 budget year than the same period last year. Yet, the imbalance remains hi...

Economy Ends Year With New Hope Of Lasting Recovery

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The economy is ending 2011 on a roll. The job market is healthier. Americans are spending lustily on holiday gifts. A long-awaited turn...

Central Banking 101: What the Fed Can Do as "Lender of Last Resort"

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

We've seen behind the curtain, as the Fed waved its magic liquidity wand over Wall Street. Now it's time to enlist this tool in the service of the people.