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Why tax reform still hasn't come to America

Mar 23, 2012
While you're trying to determine what happens when you subtract line 35 from line 43 on your tax form, you might ask: Why is this so complicated?
Posted In: Taxes, tax reform, tax loopholes

Gold speculation on the decline

Mar 23, 2012
Ever since the housing crash, investors have been pouring money into gold, and the price has more than doubled. But now, investors are starting to shy away.
Posted In: gold

BofA launching program for at-risk homeowners

Mar 23, 2012
Bank of America is launching a pilot program where homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure would hand over the deed to their house and then rent it back from the bank.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, Bank of America

PODCAST: Insider trading bill passes, World Water Day app

Mar 23, 2012
Private investors are buying up foreclosed properties by the bushel and renting them out at a profit. Speaking of bushels, the warm weather is tempting some farmers to start planting -- but if you plant too early, you won’t get federal crop insurance if something goes wrong. And tax day is just three weeks away. Why is it that so many people want tax reform, but that it just hasn't happened yet?

Bank of America throws homeowners new lifeline

Mar 23, 2012
Bank of America starts a foreclosure-prevention program that lets borrowers give up ownership of their home but stay on rent-paying tenants.
Posted In: Housing, Bank of America, foreclosure, underwater mortgage

The Obama interview: The 'recipe for economic growth'

Mar 22, 2012
Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama to speak about health care, energy, and the economy at large. Kai asked the president to make the case for why his economic policies have been good for America.
Posted In: economic growth, President Obama

Do Americans agree with Obama's economic concerns?

Mar 22, 2012
In this week's Attitude Check, we get feedback from Gallup about how Americans feel about the various issues that President Barack Obama brought up in his exclusive Marketplace interview.
Posted In: President Obama, Barack Obama

PODCAST: Marketplace meets President Obama, Solo cups get sold

Mar 22, 2012
The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. But come Monday, the president will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama in Nevada and asked him about it. The president also outlined what he sees as the "recipe for success" for the American economy. One California chain, Umami Burger, is getting ready to test the market for the $15 patty -- with all the fixings -- nationwide. And we check in with Frank Newport for our weekly Attitude Check.
Posted In: Barack Obama

Behind the scenes of Marketplace's interview with Obama

Mar 22, 2012
Yesterday, Marketplace host headed out to Nevada to meet with President Obama. You may have heard the interview, but what was Kai really thinking as he interviewed the man who runs the U.S.A.?
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, energy

Nailing a comeback

Mar 21, 2012
Connecticut contractor Peter Schneider is surviving the recession thanks to his hard-won skills, hard-working attitude, and a little bit of luck.
Posted In: bethel, Connecticut, housing market, financial crisis, construction

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