May 22, 2013 President Obama floated the idea of selling the Tennessee Valley Authority in his budget, released last month. He started receiving pushback almost immediately.
May 21, 2013 Apple CEO Tim Cook tries to answer the $1.7 trillion question: How does the U.S. get corporations to repatriate their overseas profits?
May 20, 2013 Commerce Secretary nominee and Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker will have to shift her billions to avoid conflicts of interest, and prepare for questions about the family business.
May 14, 2013 France's newest contribution to culture? A proposed tax on mobile phones.
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?
May 7, 2013 The Chinese government reacts to accusations from the Obama administration that China's government is cyber-spying on U.S. government computer systems.
May 7, 2013 Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.
May 3, 2013 The Department of Defense wants to spend nearly $200 million to upgrade facilities at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to shut it down for good. We take a look at the numbers behind the planet's most expensive prison.