Key differences in the House and Senate tax bills, and who is likely to win

Dec 4, 2017
The Senate and House have now both passed their own versions of a tax bill. Now comes the difficult part — reconciling the differences.
President Donald Trump promised tax cuts for American families this Christmas. Will Congress deliver? 
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Here’s how homebuyers and brokers are reacting to the tax bill

Nov 21, 2017
Real estate brokers say the proposed tax changes would hit expensive cities the hardest.
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The National Association of Home Builders opposes the Republican tax bill

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, discusses why the group is against the tax bill.
A worker helps to build a townhome complex under construction on May 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Congress eyes limit to mortgage interest deduction

Nov 27, 2012
As Congress tries to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, lawmakers are considering a cap on the mortgage interest deduction.

Whither the mortgage interest tax deduction?

Nov 16, 2012
Tweaks to homeowner deduction -- seen as cornerstone of American Dream -- could be part of 'cliff' deal.

Focusing on debt, but which one

Dec 6, 2011
My husband and I have extra money each month, a healthy emergency savings account, and we save for retirement through our work plans. (I should point out we are in our 20s.) We recently bought a home and now have a mortgage of $130,000 at 4 percent interest. We also have approximately $80,000 in student loan debt for our graduate degrees at 6.8 percent interest. With our extra spending money each month, should we tackle the student loan debt first? Pay down the mortgage? Both? Or some other option? Carolyn, Duluth, MN

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MID-DAY UPDATE: Ireland, quantitative easing and mortgage interest deductions

Nov 12, 2010
The Federal Reserve plans to invest $600 billion buying U.S. and corporate debt -- learn why Republicans worry that the Fed may be a wee-bit too...