Experts see a bottom this year, followed by a gentle upsurge in home prices.
The carrier proposed charging a $2 fee each time a customer pays a wireless bill online with plastic. The backlash was immediate and intense.
Americans living abroad and dual citizens could owe penalties even if they don't owe back taxes -- and that possibility may prevent many from stepping forward.
Is it legal for the wireless company to charge customers for the convenience of paying by credit card? And if it is, will other merchants follow suit?
Most reports are spinning 2011 as a bad year, which is coloring Wall Street perception and putting shares under pressure.
The year that just ended had more than its fair share of well-publicized episodes of financial ineptitude.
The numbers of illegal movie downloads aren't what they used to be.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.