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Corporate tax hits 40-year low

Feb 3, 2012
Thanks to “bonus depreciation,” corporations paid the feds only 12.1 percent of their profits in taxes in 2011.
Posted In: Corporate Tax Cuts, Taxes, corporations

Worker productivity up again

Feb 2, 2012
Productivity is up amongst American workers, but how much longer can we expect to squeeze blood from that stone?
Posted In: productivity, U.S. Labor Department, workers

11 million homeowners underwater

Feb 1, 2012
Over a quarter of Americans owe more than their homes are worth, but does the U.S. government have the political will to help?
Posted In: President Obama, underwater mortgage, refinance, election, Housing

FTC punishes debt collector

Jan 31, 2012
After a landslide of complaints, the FTC cracks down on “past-statue” practices.
Posted In: debt collection, FTC

Charitable giving up in 2011

Jan 30, 2012
Last year, Americans gave at nearly pre-recession levels.
Posted In: Charitable giving, charities, salvation army, oxfam

Who's in the union?

Jan 27, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 11.8 percent of workers counted themselves amongst the ranks of organized labor in 2011, almost half the number recorded in 1983 -- the first year that data was available.
Posted In: unions

Financial Trust Index: Faith in U.S. banks slides

Jan 26, 2012
According to the Financial Trust Index, Americans have little faith in their investment options.
Posted In: Banks, Trust, anger

USDA announces healthier school lunches

Jan 25, 2012
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains to replace high-fat, sodium-heavy menu items for American school kids.
Posted In: school lunches, Michelle Obama, USDA, Health

Misery Index falls

Jan 24, 2012
Americans are far less miserable than we were last summer, according to the Augmented Misery Index.
Posted In: misery index, alternative indicator

The best time to buy airline tickets

Jan 23, 2012
A recent study finds domestic airfares bought six weeks in advance are the cheapest.
Posted In: airline prices, planning, Travel, airplane travel

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