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Some same-sex couples still struggle at tax time

Mar 16, 2015
Living in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriages can mean multiple income-tax returns.
Posted In: gay, gay marriage, Taxes, federal taxes, income taxes
Members of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program appear at a hearing on Capitol Hill back in 2010 in Washington, DC.

The TARP police are still on call

Mar 16, 2015
The big auto and bank buyouts are over, but the fund lives on
Posted In: TARP, buyouts, consumer protection
The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

A question for the Fed: What inflation?

Mar 16, 2015
A closer look at one of the indicators of inflation.
Posted In: The Fed, interest rates, inflation

The tricky practice of pricing parking

Mar 13, 2015
Cities are looking at variable rates as a way to raise money and control traffic
Posted In: parking, Traffic, urban planning

The return of the debt limit

Mar 13, 2015
The federal government begins its almost-annual dance with default on Sunday.
Posted In: debt ceiling, federal government, treasury

In Atlanta housing recovery, the neighborhood matters

Mar 12, 2015
Given two similar neighborhoods, prices in a predominantly white area bounce back faster than in a mainly minority one.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, housing recovery
The unhappy recipient of a badly cooked meal takes the offending dish to the kitchen to show the chef.

How bank stress tests are like restaurant inspections

Mar 12, 2015
The DOH does snap inspections, whereas banks have plenty of time to prepare.
Posted In: DOH, Fed, stress tests
A General Motors' worker assembles a Cadillac ATS on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, 2012.

Ahead of labor talks, GM puts pressure on itself

Mar 11, 2015
GM's $10 billion shareholder payout could have autoworkers pushing for a raise.
Posted In: GM, labor, negotiations, United Auto Workers
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee February 24, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Banks prepare for round two of stress tests

Mar 11, 2015
Results are due Wednesday and not all banks might pass this time.
Posted In: Banks, banking, stress tests, lending, Federal Reserve
This is Janet Yellen.

Janet Yellen needs to work on her brand

Mar 10, 2015
Marketplace listeners are the 14 percent.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, economists

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