Officials in Germany, France and Britain want to enact a global bank tax, one U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown hopes would prevent bankers from shopping around for relief in other countries. Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
State and local tax revenues have increased for the first time in more than a year, according to the Census Bureau. But what does that mean for local economies and will it continue? Alisa Roth reports.
German officials want to impose a bank tax to raise $1.5 billion to help bailout banks in coming years, and the U.S. is also considering a bank tax of its own. France, more specifically, wishes to go after hedge funds. Christopher Werth reports.
Lawmakers are considering a national tax on sugary beverages which could bring in up to $15 billion a year. The beverage industry is fighting the move hard -- which indicates it has a good chance of happening. Jeremy Hobson reports.
A 1992 Supreme Court ruling that says retailers without a physical presence can forgo collecting local sales tax is costing states billions of dollars in lost revenue. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.