Total National Debt as of 03/25/2019 (source)
New U.S. military budget focused on China despite border talk

New U.S. military budget focused on China despite border talk

The new 2020 federal budget can be summed up in three words according to Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan: “China, China, […]

Tillis bill would protect health care innovation

Tillis bill would protect health care innovation

This Opinion Editorial by former Republican N.C. House member, Chris Malone appeared in the print edition of The Wake Forest Weekly […]

Pay, Retirement Likely to Be on Table Again

Pay, Retirement Likely to Be on Table Again

It’s that time of year again – the time where the White House releases their annual budget submission to Congress, […]

Defying pessimists, the U.S. economy just keeps sprinting ahead

Defying pessimists, the U.S. economy just keeps sprinting ahead

With the government shutdown over, data for the fourth quarter of 2018 is finally in and it’s looking good. There […]

The US can solve its trade problems while relaunching the world economy

The US can solve its trade problems while relaunching the world economy

The upcoming G-20 summit (the world’s principal economic forum) is likely to see much discussion centered around US trade in […]

US weekly jobless claims fall to a low 216,000

US weekly jobless claims fall to a low 216,000

Last week, fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department. That number fell 23,000 to “a seasonally […]

4 healthcare things to know about the new federal budget

4 healthcare things to know about the new federal budget

The newly passed appropriations bill has secured federal government funding through the end of the fiscal year in September. The […]

Food safety funding again secure — this time through Sept. 30, 2019

Food safety funding again secure — this time through Sept. 30, 2019

The new federal budget deal has been approved, meaning the Fiscal Year 2019 budget process is complete. One of the […]

Business group, think tank applaud Dunleavy’s balanced budget

Business group, think tank applaud Dunleavy’s balanced budget

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is making positive waves with his new balanced budget proposal. Among his most avid supporters are The […]

Fed’s Powell puts focus on spreading benefits of a strong economy

Fed’s Powell puts focus on spreading benefits of a strong economy

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, called the U.S. economy “strong” but noted areas that needed improvement. One focus […]