May 8, 2013 You wouldn't dream of buying a new laptop without comparing prices -- why should health care be any different? The government is releasing new data about what hospitals charge in various places for medical procedures, and the prices vary widely.
May 8, 2013 It's rare these days that legislation flies through the U.S. Senate and gets bipartisan support in the House of Representatives -- but the Internet sales tax bill could do both.
May 7, 2013 President Barack Obama is proposing to increase federal tax and fees on airlines tickets. But before prices take off, here's a look at some other tax-heavy items you already pay more for.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 7, 2013 Taxes on your flights are pretty hefty, and they might get heftier soon. But how do they compare to taxes for other services?
Apr 30, 2013 The new health care law requires individuals to carry health insurance beginning next year, or pay a small fine. Behavioral economists say even a little punishment may go a long way to get people to sign up.
Apr 29, 2013 U.S. personal income and consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in March. Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses the numbers and what they mean for the economy.
Apr 26, 2013 Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.
Apr 25, 2013 Calvin Coolidge learned the hard way that cutting taxes doesn't necessarily shrink the size of government.
Apr 25, 2013 So far, the companies have told us mostly good things this earnings season. But Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, isn't buying it. He says so-called "tax games" obscure business performance.