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  • The Air Force’s $1,280 Coffee Cup

    By Michael Rainey

    Keeping a cup of coffee hot can be a pricey proposition if you happen to serve on a U.S. Air Force transport jet. Crew members on more than 300 KC-10, C-5 and C-17 aircraft use specially designed...

  • Spain in recession as austerity bites deep

    Bond Traders Shrug Off Massive Debt Auctions

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. Treasury is issuing $276 billion in debt this week as the deficit continues to soar in the wake of the tax cuts and higher government spending this year, with some specific bills and notes...

  • Senators Warn Against Bringing Back Earmarks

    A group of nine Republican senators and one Democrat is pushing back against the potential return of congressional “earmarks,” those spending items or tax and tariff benefits targeted to a specific...

  • 3) California

    Kansas or California as a Model for America’s Future Growth?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    If you had to choose either Kansas or California to serve as a model for America’s future growth, which would it be, Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz asks . The answer, he argues, is obvious — yet...

  • Senator Harris questions DHS Secretary Nielsen during Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington

    Kamala Harris' Trillion-Dollar Tax Plan

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans aren’t the only ones coming up with trillion-dollar tax plans. California’s Kamala Harris, a rising Democratic star in the Senate, released a proposal Thursday to repeal the $1.9 trillion...

  • U.S. President Trump and Italy's Prime Minister Conte hold joint news conference at the White House in Washington

    Plenty of DC Drama, Just Not About a Shutdown

    The intensifying D.C. dramas this week over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s fate — both likely to crescendo on Thursday — are overshadowing a...

  • F-35 Bravo Lightning II stand ready on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for day two of the first phase operational testing in the Atlantic Ocean

    US F-35s Could See Combat Soon

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The U.S. may send its most expensive weapon system into combat in the coming weeks, according to Pentagon officials who spoke to CNN . The Marine Corps version of the stealth Lightning II – the F-35B...

  • FILE PHOTO: California Governor Brown speaks in Sacramento

    Four States That Will Founder When the Next Recession Hits

    By Orphe Divounguy

    While the U.S. is enjoying stock market highs and steady GDP growth, the current economic expansion — which is currently in year 10 — can’t last forever. Many economists predict the next recession...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    Column of the Day: ‘Why Are Republican Policy Ideas Falling So Flat?’

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that “Republicans have decisively lost the battle of ideas” given that “their major policy moves, on health care, taxes and tariffs, are playing badly...

  • A $24,000 Generic Drug Bargain?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Gilead Sciences said it will start offering generic versions of its hepatitis C drugs Harvoni and Epclusa next year at a cost $24,000 for a full course of treatment. Gilead introduced Harvoni in 2014...

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