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"Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak interviews Josh Woo before the start of his game. "

Game-show winner pulls back the curtain on prizes

Jan 20, 2015
"Wheel of Fortune" contestant reveals how shows come up with prizes – and why he gave a big one back.
Posted In: game shows, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, Taxes
President Obama meets with four of the letter writers who will join the first lady and Vice President Biden's wife, Jill, for tonight's State of the Union address.

Forecasting Tuesday's State of the Union address

Jan 20, 2015
Obama has offered several previews in the weeks leading up to the speech.
Posted In: Taxes, employment, State of the Union
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech last year.

How Obama plans to tax the biggest banks

Jan 19, 2015
Obama plans to raise millions by upping taxes on the rich and going after banks.
Posted In: Taxes, State of the Union, Banks

Not all taxes are created equal

Jan 14, 2015
A new study says local taxes are hitting low-wage earners much harder than others.
Posted In: Taxes, low income, income tax
The Chicago skyline.

Illinois faces sudden drop in state tax

Jan 2, 2015
Temporary tax increases expire, reducing Illinois revenue amid budget shortfalls.
Posted In: Illinois, Taxes, state taxes
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, DC.

Tax season outlook: 'Miserable'

Jan 1, 2015
Funding cuts, new mandates, tax breaks to complicate tax time, IRS commissioner says.
Posted In: IRS, Taxes, staffing cuts
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the next chairman of the House Way and Means Committee.

Why temporary tax breaks remain temporary

Dec 3, 2014
Money, and an inability to compromise.
Posted In: Taxes, the house, tax credits, Congress
People walk past restaurants illuminated at dusk as the Tsutenkaku tower, center, stands in the Shinsekai shopping district of Osaka, Japan. The country is trying to find ways to stimulate its economy.

A setback for Japan's 'Abenomics'

Nov 17, 2014
A hefty increase in Japan's sales tax is blamed for causing a recession.
Posted In: Japan, GDP, Taxes, economy stimulus

Affordable Care Act provision targets some exec pay

Aug 27, 2014
A look at a provision in the Affordable Care Act targeting executive compensation.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health insurance, Taxes

Where all those charges on your phone bill come from

Aug 18, 2014
A bunch of them are taxes - and a bunch are extra fees that just look like taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, cell phones, bills, hidden fees

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