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MID-DAY UPDATE: About those taxes…

Daryl Paranada Sep 8, 2010

President Obama does not want tax cuts for the rich to be extended.

The cost of mortgage insurance backed by the Federal Housing Administration is set to increase this fall.

What do you think of the Internet? Porter Bibb at Mediatech Capital Partners discusses the impact of the Internet — both good and bad.

Mozambique residents held demonstrations when its government said it would raise the price of bread. But the government has halted those plans. Why is this a big deal for the southern Africa nation?

Do you have an e-reader? What do you think is more sustainable: your electronic reader or good, old-fashioned books? Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill explores.

Congressional and gubernatorial candidates are setting fundraising records this year. And companies are contributing, but they’re keeping it hush-hush.

BP has released an internal report that says multiple companies and people are to blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

To pay for his economic ideas, President Obama wants some tax breaks to be eliminated. Specifically, some deductions that oil and gas companies currently enjoy.

The European Union continues to divide over plans to tax the banks.

And if you’re in Detroit, take it easy. A new study ranks the most and least stressful metropolitan areas. The Motor City came in first. Find out the rest of the rankings.

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