Despite trillions of dollars in government stimulus and lower interest rates the economy is only in a tepid recovery. Is it time for something new? Could changing the tax code spark some job creation? John Dimsdale reports from Washington.
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace Money's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listener questions and e-mails about how to deal with financial ties with you and your children and paying your taxes while you're living abroad.
The estate tax lapsed last year and if Congress does not vote to reinstate it, estates larger than one million dollars will be taxed upon death as of Jan. 1. Laura Sanders of the Wall Street Journal joins Tess Vigeland to discuss further.
Taxes will be the issue du jour for Congress this fall -- in an election year. Bush Administration-era tax cuts are set to expire, but what kinds of tax cuts and hikes will Congress pass and how will it affect the economy?