Governors want to cut or eliminate income tax, but the challenge is figuring out how to make up lost revenue at a time when state budgets are already suffering.
Those who earn too much to contribute to a Roth IRA can get the same benefits by opening a traditional IRA and converting it. Should you?
One-Percenter of the Week: The coffee giant paid CEO Howard Schultz 55% more last year than the average S&P 500 CEO earned. But most strikingly, he got a $12 million retention bonus just to stay. Were they afraid he'd go to Folger's?
Two percent of the president's staff, 3% of the Senate staff and 4.2% of the House staff are among the 279,000 U.S. government employees who owe the IRS a cumulative $3.4 billion.
High debt isn't necessarily a sign of financial trouble. Residents in some states with high debt also have relatively high incomes and high credit scores.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is worth about $200 million. Where would that rank him on the list of the nation's richest presidents?
Congress has long set a lower tax rate for investment income, citing the benefit to the economy. But 87% of capital gains are claimed by people making more than $200,000 a year.
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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.
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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.