Dec 18, 2012 President Obama made a new offer to the Republicans yesterday in the fiscal cliff negotiations. The President said he’ll extend Bush era tax cuts for households making less than $400,000, he’d previously drawn the line at $250,000.
Dec 17, 2012 The process of pushing through those Bush tax cuts 12 years ago might seem like ancient history, but some say we could stand to go back in time and learn from it.
Dec 17, 2012 Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli shares his views on Italy's economic stability, challenges ahead, and the country's political future.
Shereen Marisol Meraji
Dec 14, 2012 Marketplace Wealth and Poverty reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji takes a look at how the charitable tax deduction has changed over time and why some think lowering it could benefit the middle class.
Dec 14, 2012 The Federal Reserve says it will keep interest rates near zero until the unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent. But what will it take to get there?
Dec 14, 2012 Throughout the debate about the deficits and debt, you've probably heard a certain metaphor: One that compares the nation to a household. Well, that metaphor bothers one of the nation's leading economists, Robert Shiller of Yale University.
Dec 13, 2012 To avoid the fiscal cliff, some want to change the Consumer Price Index to reflect lower real inflation. That would cut Social Security payments.
Dec 13, 2012 European finance ministers struck a major new deal over their debt crisis. They agreed that the European Central Bank -- Europe’s equivalent of the Fed -- should take over the supervision of the continent’s biggest banks.
Dec 12, 2012 Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said he's going to keep interest rates at or near zero as long as the unemployment rate is higher than 6.5 percent, and the inflation rate is 1.5 percent or less.