Articles by Kurtzleben, Danielle
From leaving the lights on to Ag Department pickle studies, much fat can be trimmed from budget.
Why the controversial program worked--and why it was a failure.
Cities in California and Florida make up the bulk of the list.
Recent drops in new jobless claims may not portend an economic turnaround.
President will try to show an optimistic tone on the economy.
But outside groups don't see stakes as high.
Big cities, state capitals rank highly; Utah, Texas at bottom.