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Tax reform panel to make recommendations

Nov 1, 2005
President Bush's tax reform panel is expected to make its recommendations Tuesday. Janet Babin looks at what's likely.

The Fed meets this week

Nov 1, 2005
The Federal Reserve Board meets Tuesday and is likely to increase interest rates to calm inflationary pressures. Tess Vigeland reports.

Judge Alito on business

Oct 31, 2005
Samuel Alito began this Halloween with a big treat: the president nominated him to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Court watchers are reading up on what he's written. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Washington

The AMT and Mrs. Brady

Oct 31, 2005
The president's commission on tax reform is expected to issue its official recommendations tomorrow. One high-profile suggestion will likely be to ditch the Alternative Minimum Tax. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Washington

Food Insecurity

Oct 31, 2005
The House wants to drop 300,000 people from the Food Stamp rolls. Yet the government's own statistics show the number of people who need food assistance has grown. Hillary Wicai reports.

Who's afraid of the big bad Fed?

Oct 31, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells Scott Jagow that the Federal Reserve really isn't as powerful as people think it is.
Posted In: Wall Street

(Not so) New Gulf Authorization

Oct 28, 2005
The Administration is expected to ask Congress to authorize another $20 billion for Katrina recovery efforts, but much of the money was already authorized once before. John Dimsdale looks at what's behind the request.

The Cost of a Grand Jury

Oct 28, 2005
The Grand Jury in the Valerie Plame case wraps up its work Friday. Rachel Dornhelm looks how the two-year process has affected the 23 men and woman serving on the panel... and their wallets.

Davis Bacon rides again

Oct 27, 2005
The Davis Bacon prevailing wage standard was cut by President Bush following Katrina. Now it's coming back. Why the change? Hillary Wicai reports.

Your refund is waiting

Oct 27, 2005
The IRS is sitting on $73 million in unclaimed tax refunds. Tess Vigeland looks at what the agency is doing to get that money where it belongs.
Posted In: Washington

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