A professor argues that raising the tax on beer would reduce both consumption and crime. But powerful lobbies make that move unlikely.
Coupons this week will save on shopping, ice cream, bagels, BOGOs and brownie sundaes.
Taxpayers got $33 million in credits for vehicles that didn't qualify, including a Hummer.
More retailers join Wal-Mart in providing check cashing and other financial services for people without bank accounts.
Agreement between the IRS and federal prisons seeks to end scam in which prisoners filed fake tax returns to collect refunds.
New census report shows that 2.7% of homes normally occupied by owners are vacant, and the rate of homeownership continues to fall.
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the top days for pizza delivery. You can take advantage of deals or make your own pies.
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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.