It is the unfounded rumor that never dies: You will have to pay a 3.8 percent federal health care tax on the sale of your house. For all but a handful of taxpayers, this is not true.
The Wall Street Journal reports that federal prosecutors are targeting several Houston-based engineers and at least one supervisor employed by British oil giant BP connected to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
BP alleges that Halliburton, a subcontractor working on the Deepwater Horizon rig, destroyed evidence pertaining to what might have caused the explosion that triggered the Gulf oil spill.
BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that it did faulty cement work on the oil will that leaked into the Gulf. Halliburton denies claim.
BP settlement with Anadarko reduces chances of punitive damages for 2010 Gulf spill. Despite BP settlement, other lawsuits and fines still loom for oil giant.