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Morgan Stanley appoints Erskine Bowles as lead director

Morgan Stanley appoints Erskine Bowles as lead director

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley Tuesday announced Erskine Bowles has been appointed lead director of the company's board of directors.
Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama's meeting Monday with congressional leaders was postponed as Senate leaders work on opening government and the debt limit, the White House said.

Simpson, Bowles to offer new plan to wipe out debt

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles say they are coming out with a new plan to bring the U.S. deficit under control.
Obama talking Medicare, Social Security cuts

Obama talking Medicare, Social Security cuts

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is talking to Democrats and Republicans about cutting Medicare and Social Security entitlements, a White House official said.

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The Issue: Is the sequester a 'whoa' or a 'yikes' that's just days away?

The Issue: Is the sequester a 'whoa' or a 'yikes' that's just days away?

The game of chicken over the across-the-board cuts in federal spending threatens to play out until the bitter end as both parties dig in to their respective positions and are blaming the other for the impasse.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Boehner: Obama lacks sequester 'courage'

Boehner: Obama lacks sequester 'courage'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama lacks "courage" for warning about $85 billion in U.S. spending cuts but offering no viable alternative.
Ryan: GOP has to 'expand our appeal'

Ryan: GOP has to 'expand our appeal'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee in 2012, said Sunday the election outcome suggests his party must "expand our appeal."
'Fiscal cliff': The fiscal bungee jump was just the first skirmish in a long battle

'Fiscal cliff': The fiscal bungee jump was just the first skirmish in a long battle

Even though the fall off the "fiscal cliff" was more like a bungee jump, the U.S. economy has yet to step back from the precipice.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Cliff averted, now what?

Cliff averted, now what?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Business leaders and deficit-reduction hawks say the "fiscal cliff" deal passed by the U.S. Congress is positive because it averts tax hikes, but falls short.
Fiscal Cliff: Social Security, Medicare could be cut to rein in spending

Fiscal Cliff: Social Security, Medicare could be cut to rein in spending

As the clock ticked down on 2012 and the "fiscal cliff" loomed ever larger, concerns mounted among seniors and their advocates any solution to U.S. fiscal problems would be resolved at least partially on their backs.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Bowles, Simpson: Cliff talks degenerating

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The namesakes of the Simpson-Bowles Commission Sunday chided all sides in the seeming stalemate over the U.S. fiscal cliff.
House Dems try to force tax vote

House Dems try to force tax vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats Tuesday ratcheted up the pressure on the looming "fiscal cliff," filing a petition to force a vote on a Senate tax bill.
Dueling fiscal cliff-averting plans afloat

Dueling fiscal cliff-averting plans afloat

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- House Republicans responded to the White House's plan to keep the U.S. economy from falling off the fiscal cliff, offering their cuts-and-revenues version.
Boehner: No progress on 'fiscal cliff'

Boehner: No progress on 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Republicans Thursday rejected an offer from U.S. President Barack Obama to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, calling it a step backwards.
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Erskine Boyce Bowles (pronounced /ˈɜrskən ˈboʊlz/; born August 8, 1945) is an American businessman and political figure from North Carolina. He served from 2005 to 2010 as the President of the University of North Carolina system. In 1997–98 he served as White House Chief of Staff and he also ran unsuccessfully for a North Carolina United States Senate seat in 2002 and 2004.

Bowles was appointed in 2010 to co-chair President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Alan K. Simpson.

Bowles was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina and is the son of Jessamine Woodward Boyce Bowles and the late Hargrove "Skipper" Bowles, Jr., a Democratic politician who once ran for Governor of North Carolina in 1972, but lost. Siblings include Hargrove Bowles III, Mary Holland Bowles Blanton and the late Martha Thomas Bowles. Bowles graduated from Virginia Episcopal School before attending college. Bowles matriculated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity and graduated with a business degree. After briefly serving in the United States Coast Guard, Bowles then enrolled in Columbia Business School, where he earned an MBA.

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