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Senators' tax break ideas top secret for 50 years

Jul 25, 2013
Recommendations from senators to the Finance Committee as to which tax breaks they favor and which they oppose will be kept secret.
Posted In: tax break, Senate, tax breaks

What can one share of Berkshire Hathaway buy you?

Jul 24, 2013
At $174,000 per share, you can buy a lot of DQ Blizzards.
Posted In: Berkshire Hathaway

NSA email search has limits, it turns out

Jul 23, 2013
"There's no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately."
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa

Cyber crime costs $100 billion a year

Jul 22, 2013
A study from McAfee, the antivirus and consulting firm, estimates cyber theft and crime costs the U.S. $100 billion annually.
Posted In: cybercrime, antivirus

Detroit: Just how bad is it?

Jul 18, 2013
Detroit filed for bankruptcy today. Some context for the biggest municipal default in U.S. history.
Posted In: Detroit

Rolling Stone's Boston bomber cover prompts backlash

Jul 17, 2013
The magazine's decision to put the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on its cover has sparked rebukes from retail outlets and government officials.
Posted In: boston marathon, publishing, magazines

Judge bans financial jargon from Fabrice Tourre trial

Jul 17, 2013
She's instructed lawyers to "have a heart" and stay away from words like 'security,' 'collateral' and 'asset-backed.'
Posted In: trial, Fabrice Tourre

Zimmerman trial jurist already has a book deal

Jul 15, 2013
Juror B37 -- one of six women on the panel that acquitted Zimmerman Saturday -- has signed with a book agent.

A whole new meaning to the term 'sexting'

Jul 12, 2013
A new survey finds that one in 10 American adults admits to using a smartphone during sex. And among 18-34-year-olds, it's one in five.
Posted In: smartphones

Americans don't think journalists contribute a lot to society

Jul 11, 2013
The military topped a survey of occupations in the U.S. that people think "contribute a lot" to society.
Posted In: journalism, journalists

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During our week in London broadcasting from the BBC, David Brancaccio and the Morning Report team will explore the growing income inequality in the U.K. in general, and in London in particular. The numbers are pretty staggering… the five wealthiest people in the U.K. have more money than the poorest 20 percent. The average salary is $44,000 while the wealthy elite are seeing their salaries grow by an average of $40,000 a year. Inequality is costing the U.K. more than $60 billion dollars a year. By 2020, an estimated 800,000 children will be living below the poverty line.