Feb 27, 2012

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BP's "trial of the century" has been postponed. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006 -- many states are even reporting surpluses. Some German tax experts want to volunteer their services to Greece, but Greek…

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What is wealth? Hint: It’s not just for the rich

Feb 27, 2012
Wealth is more than a big paycheck. Assets provide security and a boost for your children’s future.

BP oil spill trial postponed

Feb 27, 2012
The "trial of the century" has been postponed for one week, and the oil giant seems to be scrambling to quickly settle out-of-court.

The effect of higher gas prices on our decisions

Feb 27, 2012
How do gas prices affect our short-term decisions in driving, or our longer-term decisions in purchasing vehicles? Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan looks at previous trends.

Warren Buffett refuses to identify chosen successor

Feb 27, 2012
The popular leader of Berkshire Hathaway said this weekend that the company has chosen his successor, but isn't revealing who it is.

Crude oil drops, home remodeling up

Feb 27, 2012
Economist Ellen Zentner discusses what a drop in crude oil prices could mean for consumers, and about the rise in home remodeling in the U.S.

PODCAST: Buffett's successor, uptick in remodeling

Feb 27, 2012
BP's "trial of the century" has been postponed. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006 -- many states are even reporting surpluses. Some German tax experts want to volunteer their services to Greece, but Greek…

Home improvement stores report profits

Feb 27, 2012
Warmer weather helped boost sales for outdoors and spring planning. But what does it say about the U.S. housing picture?

BP has a lot at stake in 'trial of the century'

Feb 27, 2012
BP and other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill could face over $50 billion in damages.

Some German tax experts to volunteer advice to Greece

Feb 27, 2012
Some volunteer tax experts from Germany want to head to Greece for a series of tax collection workshops to help Greece increase its revenue, but Greek tax officials aren't happy with the idea.

Tax surpluses for many states

Feb 27, 2012
Amid gloomy reports of government budget deficits, there was some good news at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006. Many states are even reporting surpluses.

Trying to save missions to Mars

Feb 27, 2012
Mars researchers are meeting with NASA today to figure out if there's a way to pay for future trips to the red planet.

BP’s “trial of the century” has been postponed. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006 — many states are even reporting surpluses. Some German tax experts want to volunteer their services to Greece, but Greek tax officials aren’t happy with the idea. Warren Buffett reveals Berkshire Hathaway has chosen his successor — but he isn’t saying who. And Mitchell Hartman reports from the Wealth and Poverty Desk on the definition of wealth.

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