Public health campaigns have put a major dent in teen cigarette smoking rates, but analysis of high school surveys suggests that adolescents could be shifting to hookahs.
It is July 1, which means there will be a lot of sales. Shoppers will see big deals on laptops and summer clothes, but hold off buying a TV or the Amazon Fire Phone.
Education reforms are needed to improve student achievement and boost lagging labor force productivity. The business community could benefit, but is deterred by higher taxes.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved expanding the child tax credit and higher education tax breaks. In other tax news, H&R Block offers a map outlining state income tax requirement to help same-sex couples' IRS filings.