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Copies of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Copies of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2.8%

    The federal budget deficit will be 2.8 percent of gross domestic product this fiscal year, according to a Congressional Budget Office projection.  That would mark a decline in the deficit from 4.1 percent of the economy in fiscal...

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

Countdown to Shutdown: 5 Days

Updated at 8:50 and 11 am and 3:40 pm EDT With Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate  Pigs may not fly, but planes will. That’s if the federal government is forced to “shut down” as a result of the brinkmanship...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Nov. 28, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Nov. 28, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Cabinet Filling

President Obama fills out his second-term Cabinet today by selecting Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department and Gina McCarthy to run the Environmental Protection Agency. He’ll also tap Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation, to head the...

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Law enforcement capture marijuana being smuggled into the United States from Mexico in Tucson, Arizona, in this file photo.

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Law enforcement capture marijuana being smuggled into the United States from Mexico in Tucson, Arizona, in this file photo.

White House Budget-Cutting Lesson: Try Cutting 8.2 Percent from Zero

This is the art, in Washington, of cutting an agency that doesn’t exist: In all the warnings of the consequences of looming budget cuts, the White House budget office  has noted one program targeted for cuts — an office that...

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A Samsung Galaxy Tab near a Apple iPad computer tablet at the Duesseldorf courthouse during the opening of a trial between Apple and Samsung.

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A Samsung Galaxy Tab near a Apple iPad computer tablet at the Duesseldorf courthouse during the opening of a trial between Apple and Samsung.

Washington Daybook: Deadline Driven

If there’s one thing that Washington loves, it’s a deadline. In fact, nothing much seems to happen here without one. Today is the deadline for the Office of Management and Budget to respond to a request from House Republican lawmakers...

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