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  • Recent economic tumult in Greece and other European countries has the dollar in a state of flux.

    Extending the Individual Tax Cuts Would Reduce Economic Growth: Penn Wharton Budget Model

    Most of the individual tax cuts in the GOP tax overhaul that became law in December are scheduled to expire after 2025, but Republican lawmakers are expected to try to make them permanent well before...

  • State Pension Funds Fall Deeper in the Hole

    State pension plans are facing a massive $1.4 trillion funding gap, according to a new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trust. Pension liabilities in all 50 states increased by $295 billion to...

  • Why Trillion-Dollar Deficits Matter

    The Congressional Budget Office confirmed this week that the deficit is on pace to surpass $1 trillion in 2020 and climb higher from there barring action by leaders in Washington, potentially...

  • Do You Know What Your Tax Rate Is?

    Complaining about taxes is a favorite American pastime, and the grumbling might reach its annual peak right about now, as tax day approaches. But new research from Michigan State University...

  • Logistics Specialist Seaman Alison Wise mans the rails aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in Norfolk

    Cost of War in Syria Is Rising

    President Trump said last week that he wanted to remove U.S. troops from Syria as soon as possible, but resistance from the Pentagon apparently changed his mind, and new reports that Syrian forces...