The legislation still has to be written, but congressional leaders agreed to extend jobless benefits and raise Medicare payments. More controversial proposals were dropped.
Membership grew last year after losing ground in every year since 2007. Here's where the biggest union work forces are.
Ralph Lauren is upgraded to 'buy,' while Deere is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Hint: It's not Gen Y, which is just starting on the road to building good credit scores.
Taking advantage of record low mortgage rates isn't the only reason for refinancing your home loan.
Two of the biggest names in the online couponing world are trading barbs over 'Extreme Couponing.'
A dependent doesn't have to be a relative or even live with you, but you do have to provide more than half of his or her support and meet other criteria.
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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.