The era of steady, lifelong 9-to-5 employment seems to be waning. These days more people work for themselves or telecommute for different firms. Commentator Amelia Tyagi says the tax code needs to adapt to a changing workforce.
Consumers in Massachusetts have enjoyed a weekend-long holiday from state sales tax every August for the past five years. But this year, the break is gone and taxes are going up. Abigail Beshkin reports.
TARP watchdog Neil Barofsky estimates that the $700 billion stimulus could end up costing taxpayers $23.7 trillion in the long run. But response from lawmakers, bankers and bloggers have been skeptical of his massive estimate. Steve Henn reports.
The big debate over health care reform is how to pay for it. The latest proposal comes at a very high price -- more than $1 trillion. To help pay for it, House Democrats want to tax the wealthy. Commentator Robert Reich says that's a good idea.
Many states use tax cuts to lure film and TV productions. But with state budgets suffering, some are questioning that strategy. Joel Rose reports on a tax incentive in Pennsylvania that is facing some scrutiny.