The average refund is $3,164 this year, and most people plan to save or pay off debt. For those who plan to spend it, here are some suggestions.
If it happens at midnight Friday, expect financial markets to be rattled, agencies to be ill-prepared and the public to be inconvenienced.
Some cash-strapped cities are charging out-of-towners for use of police, emergency responders and other services.
After more than 50 product recalls in 15 months, including for artificial hips and Tylenol, the $60 billion company is fighting to clear its once-trusted name.
The men in this poll don't look like good husband material: They think they're 'special' and would cheat in other situations, too.
A new poll of Capitol Hill insiders finds most expect federal budget wrangling to result in a government shutdown of at least a few days.
Voters support higher taxes on the wealthy, but governors and legislatures are hesitant.
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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 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's complaint database highlights the worst problems people have with collectors.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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