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Obama Presses Both Chambers For Debt Compromise

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No Debt Hike? A 'Sophie's Choice' For Who Gets Paid

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Lori Kamlet looks at posted job opportunities at a Denver employment office last Friday. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Obama Calls Urgent Meeting On Debt Ceiling

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Inflation doesn't account for the fact that when the price of one fruit goes up, consumers often buy another. Changing the way the government measures inflation would be one way to reduce the deficit. iStockphoto hide caption

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'Chained CPI' Seen As Tactic To Trim Deficit

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Default Looming, Rating Agencies Sound The Alarm

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Debt Deal Seems Far As Deadline Draws Near

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Obama Pressures Lawmakers To OK Deficit Deal

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Partisan Rancor Heats Up In Debt-Ceiling Talks

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Poor Jobs Numbers Add Urgency To Budget Talks

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (from left), Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair host the first meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council last October. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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