Congress is in the midst of its version of last-minute Christmas shopping, working to wrap up both a federal spending measure and the tax extenders bill.
Melissa Gilbert, star of “Little House on the Prairie,” is paying off more than $360,000 in federal taxes while also seeking a seat in the U.S. House.
The U.S. House takes a shot at forcing Congress to fix Social Security.
The good news is that Congress just passed a massive spending bill. The bad news is that critics say that Citigroup wrote some of the provisions in the bill, giving Wall Street some help in ditching Dodd-Frank.
A federal terrorism insurance program is expiring, which could mean big rate hikes for businesses.
New legislation offers a tax credit for working adults that pay for the care of their parents without requiring that the parents be the child’s dependents for tax purposes.
Marijuana businesses scored a big victory in the House of Representatives: access to the banking industry.
While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins
The president is stepping away from Social Security. But entitlements and taxes need attention eventually.
The new Federal Reserve boss appears content to be Bernanke 2.0 — for now.