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Taxes have been around forever. But the income tax? In the U.S., it's relatively recent.
Business & Financial - 2 days ago
The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.
Business & Financial - 5 days ago
Kay Bell, a writer for the Don't Mess With Taxes blog, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about changes in the tax code this year.
Business & Financial - 6 days ago
Free trade may solve problems for businesses transacting across borders, but it can make life painful for their workers.
Business & Financial - a week ago
Trade makes for peaceful relationships between nations, but gains for consumers and workers aren't spread evenly.
Business & Financial - a week ago
Prices for most agricultural products change with supply and demand. Not maple syrup.
Business & Financial - a week ago
Financial aid offer letters look vastly different from one school to the next, and it isn't always clear how much students will have to pay. "It's rea
Business & Financial - a week ago
A new round of U.S. tariffs could hit European wine, cheese, aircraft, and escargots.
Business & Financial - 2 weeks ago
Prices on appliances are slowly ticking down after posting their biggest increase in about five years. One tariff was a boon to U.S. manufacturers. Bu
Business & Financial - 2 weeks ago
In a turnaround, congressional analysts are no longer recommending a phaseout of paper dollars in favor a dollar coin. Paper money is lasting longer b
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The U.S. is one of the world's largest economies, but it lags when it comes to happiness: the World Happiness Report ranks America number 19.
Business & Financial - 2 weeks ago
Happy Jobs Friday! The economy is still adding jobs, unemployment remains low, and wage growth is fine. It's all good...right?
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A recent paper examines the motivations behind Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown and arrives at a surprising answer.
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Global demand for hazelnuts is growing, thanks to the popularity of products like Nutella. So it should be a great time to be in the hazelnut business
Business & Financial - 2 weeks ago
As Congressional lawmakers continue to turn up the heat on drugmakers, insurers and middlemen over the price of many medicines, one player says it wil
Business & Financial - 2 weeks ago
Allison Schrager is an economist and journalist who visited a number of brothels to examine how we understand and deal with risk.
Business & Financial - 3 weeks ago
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index is one of the indicators retailers, policy-makers and manufacturers use to gauge the health of the ec
Business & Financial - 3 weeks ago
Spring break, grounded Boeing planes, bankruptcies, thunderstorms — perfect conditions for overcrowded and canceled flights. SmarterTravel editor As
Business & Financial - 3 weeks ago
On the one hand, you could say the economy's looking rocky; on the other hand you could argue it's in good health. We lay out both sides.
Business & Financial - 3 weeks ago
Wells Fargo announced Thursday that CEO and President Tim Sloan will step down immediately. The company's general counsel Allen Parker was elected to
Business & Financial - 3 weeks ago