Fed cracks down on mortgage lending

Dec 21, 2007
The Federal Reserve proposed a strict set of rules for subprime mortgages. Tess Vigeland talks to Nancy Marshall Genzer from Marketplace's Washington, D.C. bureau about what's at stake and how the Fed plan may affect homeowners.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes


Dec 20, 2007
Question: Hi folks, We were just sitting here listening to Chris Farrell say that the AMT should be eliminated. We agree that changes need to be...
Posted In: Taxes

Kill homeowner tax deduction?!

Dec 13, 2007
A few weeks ago, economics correspondent Chris Farrell told Scott Jagow we should get rid of homeowner tax deductions. Many listeners wrote in wondering if he was nuts. He addressed some of their bigger concerns.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Last chance for expiring tax credits

Dec 7, 2007
Looking to cut your energy bills? Act fast and you could cut your tax burden at the same time. Tess asks Andrea Coombes how to take advantage of deductions expiring in 2008.
Posted In: Taxes

Might want to rethink early filing

Dec 3, 2007
While Congress tries to adapt to changes to the alternative minimum tax, the IRS warns there will be a delay of tax refunds across the board. John Dimsdale reports why the AMT is holding up lawmakers.
Posted In: Taxes

Taxing ourselves green

Nov 12, 2007
Commentator Robert Frank says we don't need to transform human nature to do something about global warming, we just need to change people's incentives. A global carbon tax will hit folks in the wallet, and money is always a powerful incentive.
Posted In: Taxes

AMT battle comes down to red and blue

Nov 8, 2007
The Alternative Minimum Tax was once meant to make sure millionaires couldn't skip through loopholes. But now it's hitting the middle class, mostly in Democratic-leaning states. And commentator Jeff Birnbaum says the politics of fixing it speaks volumes.
Posted In: Taxes

No more tax-exempt in-state bonds?

Nov 5, 2007
The Supreme Court hears a case today that will decide whether it's legal for states to exempt in-state bond interest from income tax while taxing out-of-state bonds. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes, Wall Street

Tax man catches up to car-sharing

Nov 1, 2007
Drivers who use car-sharing services in the state of Washington will now have to pay almost 10% in car-rental taxes. Users call it a penalty on doing right by the environment. Cathy Duchamp reports.
Posted In: Taxes

An AMT patch for a pay-go promise

Nov 1, 2007
Congressman Charles Rangel proposed a one-year patch for the alternative minimum tax to save taxpayers from a rate hike. But Jeremy Hobson reports it could threaten the Democrats' promise of pay-as-you-go spending.
Posted In: Taxes