Fiscal cliff aside, payroll tax holiday to end

Dec 28, 2012
For two years, paychecks have been a little fatter thanks to a payroll-tax cut. But did it stimulate the economy, and what happens when it goes away?

Austerity is in vogue

Oct 28, 2011
The super committee has to cut government spending by more than $1 trillion. But now Democrats, Republicans and big business are all talking cuts more than three times that much. How come?

Fed expects burst of economic relief as risks to long term recovery loom

Jan 4, 2011
Federal Reserve officials are expecting some economic relief this year from the recent tax cut deal between President Barack Obama and Republicans...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Obama reaches out to business community

Dec 13, 2010
We heard today that President Obama is trying to make nice with the business community. He's poised to name a replacement for Larry Summers,...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Weekly jobless numbers down 17,000

Dec 9, 2010
Today's weekly unemployment numbers were down 17,000 from last week. These numbers are the second lowest of the year. Of course these numbers still...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tax cut plan reactions, immigration law, British pubs

Dec 8, 2010
Investors are dumping government bonds in reaction to President Obama's announcement Tuesday to extend tax cuts, unemployment benefits and other...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tax cut deal reached, Citigroup

Dec 7, 2010
President Obama and Congress have reached a truce. Obama agreed to keep the Bush-era tax rates the same for all Americans for two years, and in...

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