• Operating room Charge Nurse Bridgett Pacheco writes on the daily O.R. schedule as O.R. Technician Liz Keating watches at Littleton Adventist Hospital, part of Centura Health in Littleton

    How Medicare Saved $1 Billion

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are saving Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released Thursday. ACOs are...

  • Trump Puts Capital Gains Tax Break Back on the Table

    By Michael Rainey

    President Donald Trump told Bloomberg News Thursday that he is considering using his executive powers to index capital gains to inflation, a move that would provide a roughly $100 billion tax break...

  • A sign announces the closure of the Library of Congress after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington

    Trump White House Mulls a New Shutdown Strategy

    By Michael Rainey

    A government shutdown is looking more likely, says budget expert Stan Collender. President Trump’s cancellation of pay raises for federal employees provides another potential point of conflict...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds an event to announce a grant for a drug-free communities support program in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S.

    Trump to Federal Employees: No Pay Raises for You!

    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he’s cancelling an automatic 2.1 percent pay increase due to take effect for most civilian federal employees in 2019, calling them “inappropriate” given...

  • A Marine Corps pilot prepares for a vertical landing of Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth fighter aboard the USS Wasp amphibious assault carrier off Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa

    Is the Pentagon Downplaying Serious Problems with the F-35?

    By Michael Rainey

    The F-35 still has hundreds of unresolved technical problems and in some cases Pentagon administrators are simply downgrading deficiencies in the jet rather than fixing them, according to the Project...

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