Obama's SOTU speech called for lawmakers to “build on the momentum we’ve got right now" by creating incentives for manufacturers, skills for workers, jobs in fossil fuel extraction and clean energy innovation, all financed by a fairer tax code.
Pending home sales dropped 3.5 percent since November, but increased 5.5 percent above December 2010 levels.
The top tax rate on long-term capital gains is currently 15 percent. That’s why Mitt Romney is talking so much about his tax returns. Often overlooked is the fact that the days of the 15 percent tax rate are numbered.
Unemployment is going down. Consumer debt is going up. Even the housing market is showing signs of improvement. But the US economy is far from recovery mode.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama offered a laundry list of new tax subsidies but said almost nothing about a top-to-bottom rewrite of the Tax Code.
If you run your dishwasher, your washing machine, or your dryer with only half a load of clothes or dishes, you’re losing out in terms of efficiency. But how much?
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson has poured millions into Newt Gingrich's Super PAC–an example of what's wrong with our campaign finance system.
If we really are going to reduce the federal deficit, new tax revenues must be part of the solution.
In recent years, electoral politics has turned into an even more intense mud-pit of attacks and finger pointing about every conceivable issue. In "The Screwtape Letters," C.S. Lewis almost perfectly describes the state of US politics.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Survey of Manufacturing Activity for January showed that the composite index, the broadest measure of manufacturing activity, improved 9 points to a level of 12.
Back in 1784, Ben Franklin noted the effect of volcanoes on climate. Was he the world's first geo-engineer?
Mitt Romney is proposing deep spending cuts that would cap federal spending at 20 percent GDP. That means slashing Social Security benefits and pushing 2.6 million additional Americans into poverty.