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Will the 2% payroll tax increase come soon?

Dec 19, 2011
If lawmakers in Washington don't agree on a deal soon, Americans could soon feel a 2 percent tax hike come the first of the year
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics

Payroll tax cut, what payroll tax cut?

Dec 19, 2011
Some New Yorkers told Marketplace they don't know what the payroll tax cut is, how much money it put in their pockets, or whether they spent it.
Posted In: payroll tax

Slightly less pessimistic about housing

Dec 19, 2011
An index measuring the confidence of the new housing front-liners is up two points from the previous month, but far from the number it takes to flip over to optimistic.
Posted In: Housing

Regulating Fannie and Freddie

Dec 19, 2011
The SEC charged two former CEOs of the mortgage giants for failing to fully report their companies' exposure to subprime mortgages.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, subprime, mortgage fraud

Will Congress soon decide on a budget plan?

Dec 16, 2011
For now, it looks at though leaders in Washington will push back any long lasting decisions on the deficit into next year.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., federal budget

PODCAST: Austerity for the holidays

Dec 16, 2011
Congress reaches a deal to avoid a government shutdown -- and it hinges around light bulbs. Retired Americans are no longer shipping off to Florida when they are done working. On the front lines of the European debt crisis, Italy passes austerity measures proposed by new Prime Minister Mario Monti.
Posted In: Washington D.C., austerity

SEC files complaint against former Freddie, Fannie CEOs

Dec 16, 2011
Federal regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission just this morning charged several former executives at mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with civil fraud
Posted In: Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, SEC

Good news on inflation

Dec 16, 2011
Lower energy costs kept November's Consumer Price Index flat, a good sign for the U.S. economy.
Posted In: food prices, gas prices, consumer prices, Labor Department

Brinkmanship and the markets

Dec 16, 2011
News that the government won't shutdown this weekend over payroll tax cut seems a bit like someone promising not to poke you in the eye after all.
Posted In: payroll tax, surtax

The role of the outlet mall

Dec 16, 2011
The Citadel Outlets' owner Steven Craig discusses how his outlet malls are doing in this economy, and how they might fare in the future.
Posted In: Retail, outlet malls

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