PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer
May 16, 2013 Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
May 14, 2013 France's newest contribution to culture? A proposed tax on mobile phones.
May 13, 2013 Did you buy a car or get some new clothes recently? You were not alone.
May 13, 2013 Pakistan's incoming prime minister will install Ishaq Dar as finance minister, his third time doing the job.
May 10, 2013 Pinch yourself. You're not dreaming.
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 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.