GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain -- the frontrunner, according to some polls -- has proposed a major overhaul of the U.S. tax system. What would it mean to taxpayers and the economy?
You might pay less in taxes next year, but don't thank the politicians in Washington. Thank inflation.
A Michigan city couldn't pay $4 million in past-due bills, so the power company took out most of the streetlight poles to settle the debt.
Go ahead and dream a little. Would you still work? Would you budget? Thirty annual payments or one lump sum?
Some believe that pennies are an anachronism that needs to be removed from circulation. Plus, they're expensive to make.
Email has destroyed its business model, and even deep cuts in personnel and facilities might not be enough to save it.
Look for higher interest rates on mortgages, just for starters. Rates for other consumer loans, including credit cards, also could be affected.
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Serious issues like drought and the deterioration of the developed world spell opportunity for this industry leader.
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