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MAR 01, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook

By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain - fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them. In five to seven months, the federal debt ceiling will again be reached, and ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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GOP may need House Dems to help resolve DHS funding impasse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker John Boehner has a possible escape from the Homeland Security funding impasse if he's willing to use it: cooperative Democrats. They include the January 2013 resolution to the "fiscal cliff" showdown, which 151 House Republicans opposed. [...] last year the House raised the federal debt ceiling with 193 Democratic votes and only 28 Republican ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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France gets until 2017 to meet EU deficit rules

The EU on Tuesday gave France two more years until 2017 to bring its budget deficit back into line, meaning the eurozone's second biggest economy avoids an embarrassing fine for now. Paris is not off the hook and must present a reform plan to Brussels by April to show how it intends to get its deficit back below the EU's ...

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FEB 20, 2015 - Business Insider

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Russia cut to 'junk' by Moody's (RSX)

Moody's has cut its rating on Russia to "junk," and says Russia's economy is headed for a "deep" recession in 2015. In a release late Friday, the ratings agency downgraded Russia's sovereign debt rating to Ba1/Not Prime (NP) from Baa3/Prime-3 (P-3). The rating outlook is negative. For Moody's, any bond rated Ba1 or lower is below investment grade, and considered ...

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