Dec 6, 2011 A tax hike could be in store for all Americans at the start of next year if Republicans and Democrats in Washington can't agree. The current payroll tax cuts put money into the pockets of consumers.
Dec 6, 2011 The latest threat for Europe comes from Standard & Poor's: a possible downgrade of 15 countries if the debt problems continue. Irish citizens are bracing for the fourth year of austerity. Author Robert Neuwirth says the informal economy could soon make up two-thirds of the world's workforce. Pollution in China could be a benefit for the U.S., and Microsoft sets out to revamp XBox Live.
Dec 6, 2011 The president speaks in Osawatomie, Kansas, where Roosevelt laid out his "square deal" for the middle class in 1910. Obama has a modern day version.
Dec 6, 2011 Senate Democrats want another vote this week on extending a payroll tax cut for workers. But Republicans say they can't support the Democratic proposal.
Jan 11, 2012 Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan explains the payroll tax cut, and who is benefiting the most from them.
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Dec 2, 2011 The Senate yesterday failed to agree on a deal that would extend payroll tax cuts, a key part of President Obama's stimulus
Dec 2, 2011 Extending the payroll tax cut failed in the Senate over divisions on how to pay for it. If it isn't paid for, that diverts money from Social Security.
Nov 30, 2011 The American economy is sagging. Job growth at a standstill. So what's the best way to kickstart the economy?
Nov 25, 2011 The decision could mean big bucks for American companies like Wal-Mart, but some are nervous to what that could mean for local businesses.
Nov 23, 2011 My husband switched 7 years ago to a job for which he does not contribute to Social Security. ... Does the age at which he retires affect the amount of Social Security he will receive? He no longer contributes to it and cannot build it up any longer. Thank you! DeDe, Cincinnati, OH