| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Which taxpayers experience the greatest tax burden and who pays the most in taxes?
As Americans navigated the labyrinthine tax code ahead of Tax Day, many felt the sting of myriad tax increases.
Despite calls for more taxes on the rich, the latest IRS...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The stock market just celebrated the fifth birthday of its bull market, and if you have a 401(k) or other investments, you've probably been at the party.
Since hitting bottom March 9, 2009, during the financial crisis, the full stock market of large...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner held their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year Tuesday at the White House, but the discussion was another indication that the prospects for big, bipartisan deal-making are slim....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner is headed to the White House to meet with President Obama on Tuesday, but expectations are low that much will come from their first face-to-face session in more than a year.
Ever since the failed talks between...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Congress managed to vote on the debt ceiling without going to the brink of threatening a government shutdown, and reactions to it from our delegation were (as expected) mixed.
As almost expected, since the vote was pretty much on party lines.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The 2013 tax filing season opened on January 31st, a little later than usual, due to the government shutdown. For a few years, things were status quo with the tax code, but Congress' Fiscal Cliff deal of January 1, 2013 introduced some big changes and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari announced Tuesday that he is running for governor, arguing that the status quo is failing millions of Californians and staking his campaign on his ability to create jobs and improve public...
| Dec 4, 2013
— Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing financial...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON — A 6-year-old tax break for struggling homeowners who won reductions in their mortgages has expired, alarming housing advocates and lawmakers who said it still was needed despite the real estate market rebound.
Enacted by Congress in...
| Jan 1, 2014
2013 was the best year for the stock market since 1997 and a reminder of the sweet time at the end of the 1990s when 30 percent annual gains seemed easy and regular Americans presumed themselves expert investors.
But while the average stock mutual...