It's cherry blossom season in Washington and tourists are pouring into the city, including a relative visiting this weekend. But if the government shuts down, so will the cherry blossom parade, the museums, the zoo. Not just tourists, but people all over the country will be affected.
Federal agents arrest an attorney and stockbroker who allegedly used prepaid phones and inside information to make millions during a 17-year insider-trading partnership.
Vivian and William Rodriguez (l.) meet with an H&R Block staffer in New York to file their taxes.
Tax Day humor is not your standard April Fool's fare, but this year, a D.C. holiday called Emancipation Day is giving most Americans something to smile about: extra time to file.
Tax deductions for an abortion and related tax breaks would be prevented under a House panel's bill. But Democrats in the Senate support the tax deductions.
David Foster Wallace's "The Pale King" goes on sale on April 15 in bookstores – but Amazon and Barnes & Noble have been selling it online since March 22.
Tax filing is never fun, especially for the unemployed, whose income plunged but who still owe taxes. The Internal Revenue Service tried to ease things a bit last year by not fully taxing the unemployment benefits. That offer has expired. Still, there are ways that the unemployed, and newly employed, can lower their taxes this tax-filing season. Here are five of them:
The IRS is offering partial amnesty for Americans who report previously undisclosed Swiss bank or other foreign bank accounts.
One year ago, President Barack Obama signed a sweeping health-care law to fulfill a long-standing Democratic pledge to ensure health-care coverage for all Americans. Passage of the law was a major legislative victory for Obama and helped change the political landscape, but not always in the way Democrats had hoped. Republicans strongly opposed the law and successfully worked public skepticism about it into sweeping election victories in November. Here's a look at the uncertain future of the health care law: