Assessments, the strike team, and the continuing gloomy financial outlook were on tap as the Board of Supervisors met all day Saturday for a budget workshop at the Fairfax County Government Center.
Events are moving faster and faster. Equity markets and the dollar are dropping. Oil, gas, diesel and commodities are surging as the investment of last resort.
A new financial player has emerged on the international finance scene. Known as Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), these state-controlled investment vehicles, fueled largely by record oil profits, are having a big impact on the U.S. economy and beyond. To help our nation respond to these new actors in international finance, […]
Will the next president be the second coming of Jimmy Carter? Given Thursday’s economic headlines, full of dire warnings about the return of 1970s-style stagflation, you might think so.
Responding to action by the Falls Church Planning Commission Tuesday to recommend against the adoption of five ordinances required to implement the large-scale Atlantic Realty City Center project, City Councilman David Snyder contacted the News-Press yesterday to issue the following statement: “The Planning Commission raised and considered some very important […]
A “Perfect storm” refers to the simultaneous occurrence of events which, taken individually, would be far less powerful than the result of their chance combination. Such occurrences are rare by their very nature. — Wikipedia
By Bush administration standards, Henry Paulson, the Treasury secretary, is a good guy. He isn’t conspicuously incompetent; and he isn’t trying to mislead us into war, justify torture or protect corrupt contractors.
NEW YORK — The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.
My exclusive interview this week with a leading health official from the U.S. working on the AIDS crisis in Zambia, Africa, revealed conditions on the ground there almost too horrible to describe. There is no one critical problem there that is not interlinked with at least a half-dozen others and […]
We knew it was coming sometime, but the fiscal reality of the so-called housing crisis suddenly rose up and popped the Falls Church City Council on the nose Tuesday night, and it’s clear it will take them all awhile to get used to it. Suffice it to say, their handling […]