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  1. Rate Hikes? Not in 2015


    Tue, 3 Mar 2015

    The Keynesians are still in charge. The budget cuts from sequestration helped push the annual federal budget deficit down from more ..... cuts” allow. (Note: Obama originally supported the sequestration .) More government spending and easy money policies together

  2. Select’s Reimbursement Outlook Remains Bleak


    Fri, 20 Feb 2015

    patient day and outpatient traffic were weighed by 2013’s sequestration cuts. While we continue to believe that Select holds attractive ..... this increase, revenue was still weighed by the impact of sequestration and other Medicare reimbursement headwinds that became effective

  3. Obama 2016 budget proposes 7 pct spending increase over caps


    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes a roughly 7 percent increase in spending over mandatory levels set in spending caps known as " sequestration ,"...

  4. 2015 Legislative Update: The Republicans Take Over


    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    agreement reached in 2013 implemented “ sequestration ” spending cuts – across-the-board ..... spending other than entitlements). Sequestration imposes deeper and deeper spending ..... bipartisan agreement, half of the sequestration cutbacks are cuts in defense spending

  5. From Barron’s, January 19, 2015 (Part 2)


    Sat, 17 Jan 2015

    unrealized gains over $690K. Pg 39: The DC piece says that time for Social Security reform is ripe again. The 2011 budget sequestration law was deferred for 2 years in 2013 and it kicks again on Oct 1. The Social security reform may be the only way out to

  6. Key Themes for 2014


    Sat, 20 Dec 2014

    ` "Despite a government shutdown, higher tax rates and sequestration , 2013 ended as the 13 th best year in history for U.S. stocks. Economic growth of nearly 2.5%, lower unemployment

  7. Select Captures Healthy Outpatient Growth in the Third Quarter


    Mon, 3 Nov 2014

    and buoyant outpatient admissions were slightly offset by sequestration and hospital closings. The company narrowed its 2014 projections ..... within the specialty hospital segment despite the effects of sequestration and relatively flat admissions growth. Conversely, good

  8. The Real Interest Rate Worry


    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    have the federal deficit under control. In relative terms, perhaps. Remember the budget cuts that took place because of sequestration ? According to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government officially ran a deficit of $589 billion for the first 11

  9. Wide-Moat Lockheed Martin Reports In-Line 3Q14 Results


    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    comments about 2015 that called for continued sales pressure and lower segment operating margins, as negative impacts from sequestration cuts flow through its businesses. The company also noted increased competition in IT and missile sales. Our long term

  10. Only a Half Trillion Dollars


    Fri, 22 Aug 2014

    unwillingness to deal with Republican-backed spending reductions amid the 2011 fight over automatic spending cuts, known as the sequestration . But a half trillion dollars is still a mountain of money. It helps to give the number some context. To reach a half

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