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Fed officials say U.S. must address budget issues

The European debt crisis should serve as a warning that the United States must address its long-term budget problems, U.S. Federal Reserve officials said on Wednesday. Get the full story »

Debt commission to change draft to broaden support

The chairmen of the White House’s debt-reduction commission are making last-minute changes to their provocative early draft in an effort to broaden support before a crucial Wednesday vote, people familiar with the matter said.

The co-chairmen, Democrat Erskine Bowles and former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson, need 14 of the 18 members to support their proposal in order to issue a formal recommendation, which could then be voted on by Congress before the end of the year. Get the full story »