This summer, there will be at least 17 state tax holidays, usually lasting a weekend. Most of the state tax holidays are aimed at back-to-school shoppers, but a few involve far more goods.
08/04/2011 01:12 pm
With the House passing a debt-ceiling bill Monday, an end to the debt crisis is in sight. But more cutting lies ahead, and both sides are hopeful they'll get more of what they want.
08/01/2011 11:39 pm
Federal officials start the four-day expedition Monday. Its aim is to determine whether the Asian carp has infiltrated water locks that are designed to keep the species out of Lake Michigan.
08/01/2011 08:12 pm
A disused bus station-turned- museum honors some of those who changed the course of civil rights history.
07/13/2011 12:35 pm
The price of beef is set to skyrocket in the fall as a cattle shortage takes shape. Pastures are dying from the drought and ranchers are selling their cattle rather than buying costly feed.
07/08/2011 10:31 am
Farmers planted a near record number of acres of corn this season, which has caused corn futures to sink
07/05/2011 01:22 pm
Supporters are urging Texas Gov. Rick Perry to seek the GOP nomination for the 2012 presidential race. He's fueled speculation by making high-profile appearances around the country.
07/02/2011 10:37 am
A new state law requires large, out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases by California customers. The so-called Amazon tax has online retailers cutting ties with local affiliates.
07/01/2011 08:00 pm
An informal poll of tea partyers gathered for training in Washington found the strongest support for a noncandidate, Rick Perry. Michele Bachmann came in a close second.
06/27/2011 05:13 pm
Former members of Congress paint a grim picture of what could await Rep. Weiner if he doesn't resign, including shunning and loss of influence. Democrats are already edging away.
06/08/2011 09:48 pm