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  • Supreme Court refuses to resolve confusion over child pornography law

    Federal courts have disagreed about how to enforce a law that requires people convicted of possessing child pornography to pay restitution to the victim, even if they didn't know the victim. But the Supreme Court refused to take up the case Monday. 
    11/28/2011 02:34 pm

  • Tax VOX A fix on the horizon for the online sales tax mess

    The new measure  would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes on all purchases, as long as the states first agree to simplify their sales tax rules. Remarkably, the idea has broad support in the business community and may actually pass.
    11/17/2011 04:00 pm

  • Penn State lesson: what to do if you suspect sexual abuse of a child

    Whether or not Mike McQueary told police of the alleged sexual assault of a young boy, the Penn State scandal raises the issue of how to handle such cases. Every US state has its own laws.
    11/17/2011 09:37 am

  • Election 101: What's the Republican primary calendar for 2012?

    Now that New Hampshire has set its primary for Jan. 10, the 2012 political calendar is largely set. Both political parties select their presidential nominees through state primaries and caucuses, with candidates amassing delegates as they go. Under Republican Party rules, a candidate needs 1,212 delegates to win the nomination. That’s half, plus one, of the total 2,422 delegates.
    11/02/2011 05:23 pm

  • Opinion Congress: Don't squander America's big investment opportunity

    Earning a college education benefits families and the economy for generations. Unfortunately, students from low-income homes are earning degrees at the lowest rate in three decades. Washington needs to cash in their economic potential by helping them save for college.
    10/20/2011 12:36 pm

  • Urban Outfitters Navajo line draws criticism from Navajo Nation

    Urban Outfitters Navajo line: The Navajo government's issue with Urban Outfitters is the clothing chain's use of the name "Navajo" on its products and in marketing. The tribe holds at least 10 trademarks on the name that cover clothing, footwear, online retail sales, household products and textiles.
    10/17/2011 11:00 am

  • Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan: What would your sales tax be?

    Herman Cain has vaulted into the top tier of GOP presidential candidates with his 9-9-9 tax plan, which would create a new 9 percent federal sales tax. But consumers would have to pay that sales tax on top of existing state and local sales taxes. Here are figures from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation that look at the total sales taxes in every state, adding up the state sales tax, a statewide average of the various local sales-tax rates, and the 9-9-9 federal sales tax.
    10/16/2011 05:12 pm

  • Rick Perry jobs plan: Make rest of America more like Texas

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in an address in Pennsylvania, says the energy sector could create jobs in plenty of states where there are resources, and vows to lead charge to clear regulatory hurdles.
    10/14/2011 05:45 pm

  • Stefan Karlsson A weak economy reduces population growth

    Economic growth affects population growth, and vice versa
    10/13/2011 03:00 pm

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal in gay couple's adoption case

    The Supreme Court action Tuesday means Louisiana does not have to amend the birth certificate of a local boy adopted by an unmarried gay couple living in New York, to record them as his parents.
    10/11/2011 01:00 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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