Former IRS official Lois Lerner, who managed the agency's controversial handling of Tea Party-related groups, may face possible criminal charges, while a House committee reportedly said they will vote on a resolution tomorrow to hold her in contempt of Congress.
The two heavyweights of economic statistics are released this week, but the with both the job market stats and numbers on economic growth, competing systems of data collection and presentation can sometimes create confusion.
Germany's 5.5 percent unemployment rate is reported the same way as other countries, but many news outlets insist on a reporting higher number for Germany, and only Germany
A modestly higher financial transaction tax, or FTT, could discourage speculation, lead to less price volatility, and encourage long-term investment. One estimate projects such a 'sales tax' on Wall Street may raise $175 billion a year, even if it cut the total number of transactions in half.