WASHINGTON News - United States, Senate, Eric Cantor

Опубликовано 21 марта 2013, 14:39
Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid barely changed last week and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. A decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

Senate approves huge 2013 spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a huge spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, preventing a government shutdown but leaving in place automatic spending cuts that will mean job furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

Congressional Republican leader reassures muni bond issuers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the most powerful members of the Congress - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor - signaled his support on Wednesday for maintaining the tax exemption of interest paid by municipal bonds, offering reassurance to the state and local governments that use the debt to finance infrastructure and other projects.