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Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Dec 19, 2011
Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

PODCAST: The latest Saab story, what's next for North Korea

Dec 19, 2011
Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put on the non-gambling experience. Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.
Posted In: Kim Jong-Il, payroll tax, Saab

Will the 2% payroll tax increase come soon?

Dec 19, 2011
If lawmakers in Washington don't agree on a deal soon, Americans could soon feel a 2 percent tax hike come the first of the year
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics

Payroll tax cut, what payroll tax cut?

Dec 19, 2011
Some New Yorkers told Marketplace they don't know what the payroll tax cut is, how much money it put in their pockets, or whether they spent it.
Posted In: payroll tax

The origin of "kick the can"

Dec 19, 2011
It's been said Congress is "kicking the can" in the debate over the payroll tax. But where exactly did that phrase come from and why has it become a metaphor for political dysfunction?
Posted In: Congress, payroll tax

Budget deal: Keep incandescent light bulbs on a little longer

Dec 16, 2011
A deal to avoid government shutdown was reached in Washington yesterday, but one of the provisions of the deal means that new laws surrounding light bulbs won't be enforced for the time being.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., payroll tax, light bulbs

Congress could settle on a two month extension

Dec 16, 2011
Long-term budget issues in Washington are yet to be resolved, but it is likely that leaders will settle on a temporary two month extension of the payroll tax cuts.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., federal budget

Brinkmanship and the markets

Dec 16, 2011
News that the government won't shutdown this weekend over payroll tax cut seems a bit like someone promising not to poke you in the eye after all.
Posted In: payroll tax, surtax

The pros and cons of the payroll tax cut

Dec 14, 2011
The payroll tax cuts expire at the end of the year, and the clock is ticking to make a decision to renew them or not. Why can they help or hurt the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington, politics

Payroll tax cut decision should come soon

Dec 14, 2011
David Mark, senior editor at Politico, explains why he thinks lawmakers will hammer out a deal on payroll tax cuts and the budget soon.
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

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