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Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output in 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Latest update on the impact of ARRA on the U.S. economy.  Asserts that the effects of ARRA on output peaked in the first half of 2010 and have diminished since.  Finds that employment increased during 2014 by between 0.1 million and 0.3 million full-time equivalent jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Economic Report of the President … 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Taxes

Combines the annual economic message from the president with the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Emphasizes issues such as middle class economics, challenges in the labor market, family-friendly workplace policies, business tax reform, and the energy revolution.  Economic statistical tables included at end.  From the White House


The Taxation of Social Security Benefits

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

Explains how taxes on social security benefits are determined, how those taxes have changed over time, and how the treatment of taxes on social security benefits compares with the treatment of taxes on other pension income.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Why CBO Projects That Actual Output Will Be Below Potential Output on Average

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Explains how projections of economic activity and gross domestic product are made and why potential output never matches actual output.  Also explains how the approach to GDP also affects economic and budget projections.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Using ESPCs to Finance Federal Investments in Energy-Efficient Equipment

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance

Examines the cost and energy consumption effects of energy savings performance contracts with private companies where equipment and services are paid for over time with savings achieved by the new equipment.  From the Congressional Budget Office


CBO’s Economic Forecasting Record: 2015 Update

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Compares the economic forecasts of the Congressional Budget Office with those of the Office of Management and Budget and other private sector forecasts.  From the Congressional Budget Office


High Risk Series: An Update

Categories: Govt Finance

This biennial update describes the current status of federal government programs listed as financial high-risk areas in 2013 and identifies new high-risk areas needing attention by the legislative and executive branches.  From the Government Accountability Office


Transitioning to Alternative Structures for Housing Finance

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

The federal government through government sponsored enterprises like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae directly or indirectly insures over 70% of all new residential mortgages.  This report examines various proposals to attract more private capital to the secondary mortgage market and how the market could transition to a new structure during the coming decade.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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