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Would an honor code curb tax cheats?

Apr 15, 2008
Commentator Dan Ariely says that for many of us, the temptation to do a little creative accounting with our taxes is too tough to pass up. He did an experiment with some MIT students and got some interesting results.
Posted In: Taxes

Retailers want your rebate check

Apr 15, 2008
Over the next several weeks, the government is expected to mail out $100 billion in stimulus rebates. Retail stores and electronics makers are already plotting to take that money away. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Retail

Is Wachovia news start of a wild ride?

Apr 14, 2008
With Wachovia posting an unexpected first-quarter loss of $350 million, investors are left to wait and wonder what's coming up around the next curve as more earnings reports from investment banks are due this week. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Nothing to gain from capital-gains hike

Apr 14, 2008
The tax code hasn't gotten much attention in the presidential debate so far. But commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon says proposals to raise capital gains taxes might not be so smart.
Posted In: Taxes

A billion dollars for Circuit City?

Apr 14, 2008
Faltering video chain Blockbuster is making a $1.3 billion offer for floundering electronics giant Circuit City. And that's prompting a lot of questions -- like, where's it going to get that kind of money? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Financial world's bigwigs come up short

Apr 14, 2008
The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G-7 wrapped up three long days of top-level meetings this past weekend. But they couldn't devise a coordinated plan to unstick the troubled financial markets. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Blockbuster wants Circuit City

Apr 14, 2008
Blockbuster has made public an offer to buy Circuit City, an offer that was made privately in February but was not embraced by Circuit City brass. Will both companies benefit from the buyout? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Investment banks to unveil earnings

Apr 14, 2008
Expectations are not high for the earnings reports that big Wall Street investment firms are turning in this week. In fact, Marketplace's Jill Barshay learns that financial sector earnings, "are going to be miserable."
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

Finance ministers take up food costs

Apr 14, 2008
The credit crunch was obviously high on the agenda of the meeting of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G-7 this weekend. but as Stephen Beard reports, the soaring price of food and global food crisis also ate up a lot of discussion.
Posted In: Economy

Cheaper financing or rebate check?

Apr 14, 2008
Allan Sloan weighs two benefits of the stimulus package -- the rebate check and bigger government-financed home loans. The really rich aren't getting rebates, but, he says, the loans are a different story.
Posted In: Housing

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