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A Japan-reactor repeat in the United States could cost the government dearly

March 15, 2011 An American nuclear power-plant accident similar to the ongoing disaster in Japan would leave taxpayers on the hook for billions, and perhaps hundreds of billions, of dollars in health and economic damage claims, risk experts estimate. Federal law puts most nuclear-accident liability on the shoulders of taxpayers, but regulators have...

Commission sets stage for 2011 budget debate

December 3, 2010 The stage is set for next year's budget-resolution debate, as the leadership of President Obama's deficit commission expects that many of the panel's recommendations will make it into the House's spending blueprint. Even though the 18-member commission's plan failed to win the 14 votes needed for approval and the panel...

Deficit commission's final plan released

December 1, 2010 Adding detail - but no fundamental policy shifts - to a draft plan floated last month by its chairmen, President Obama's fiscal commission called this morning for "America's leaders to put up or shut up" and adopt a massive overhaul of taxation, government spending and the social safety net, in...

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