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McCain must focus on the payroll tax

Sep 2, 2008
Commentator Reihan Salam says some Republicans have lost touch with the economic anxiety of average Americans. He offers a suggestion for self-improvement.
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Capital Gains

Sep 2, 2008
Question: Hello! I'm 39 years old and was gifted a large amount of shares of Weyerhaeuser stock when my dad died 38 years ago. I recently got...
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Hey! Big economic growth! ... Oh, wait.

Aug 28, 2008
If you go strictly by the numbers, the economy's 3.3% growth in the second quarter looks great. It beats the historical record by just a bit. But before you get excited, listen to John Dimsdale's report on why the momentum might not last.
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U.S. Chamber lists economic priorities

Aug 28, 2008
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today issued its top economic priorities, and the list includes more than housing, credit and energy costs. From Washington, Danielle Carson reports.
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Time for low-income affirmative action

Aug 27, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich says Democrats have acknowledged the obstacles racial minorities face in hiring and education for a long time. Now, he says, they ought to look at the economically disadvantaged, too.
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A Merger

Aug 21, 2008
Question: I own about 400 shares of Anheuser Busch common stock. I have been accumulating the stock slowly since 1976 mostly through a DRIP program...
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A word on capital gains; dividend taxes

Aug 20, 2008
If you wonder where the candidates are on dividend and capital gains taxes, commentator Glenn Hubbard can fill you in. Then, he'll explain why he thinks the government needs to keep them low.
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Truth-testing Obama's tax plan

Aug 14, 2008
Barack Obama unveiled new details about his tax-cut plan today. It includes the tax cuts -- and who will pay for them. Jeremy Hobson looked at the math to see if Obama's numbers hold up.
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A 0% Capital Gains Tax Rate?

Aug 12, 2008
Question: I have been told that in 2009, if my income is under $65,000, I do not have to pay capital gains tax on some stocks that I would like to...
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Tax loopholes for corporations abound

Aug 12, 2008
A study out this morning from the Government Accountability Office looks at corporations and taxes, and which companies avoid paying them. Alisa Roth looks into how some corporations find tax loopholes.
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