People could opt for flat tax rate of 20 percent or stick with the current tax system. The Rick Perry plan offers choice, but people might need to do two calculations to tell which is best, some say.
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax sounds great: small numbers, nice symmetry. But under the plan, a typical household making more than $2.7 million would pay a smaller share of its income in federal taxes than one making less than $18,000.
The fight over raising levies on the wealthy, a theme of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests, is about more than money. It's a clash over fundamental American values.
Bank of America CEO says wealthy Bank of America clients would support 'millionaire tax' if money used to put US fiscal house in order. Google chairman says higher taxes wouldn't crimp his spending.
Stock market ends on down note over renewed worries about Europe. The S&P 500 stock market index has lost 14.3 percent in the third quarter.
Stock buybacks would occur when Berkshire Hathaway stock is within 110 percent of book value. If stock buybacks happen, they would be the first in Warren Buffett's 46 years heading Berkshire.
Stocks rallied Monday amid hopes for a fix to Europe's debt problems. The Dow went up 272 points to close at 11043, making up nearly a third of last week's losses.