taxes

  • February 16, 2012  

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Judy Woodruff in an interview Thursday that the deal forged on Capitol Hill to extend a payroll tax cut and continue unemployment insurance benefits will create jobs and help the economy. Pelosi also discussed upcoming legislation in the House, campaign finance and the 2012 elections. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2012  

    Unveiling a $3.8 trillion budget blueprint on Monday, President Obama cast the plan as an essential tool to spur economic growth and noted that tough choices would put the country “on a more sustainable fiscal path.” Republicans called the plan a “campaign document.” Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, the death toll neared 60 in a sub-zero cold wave across Central and Eastern Europe as temperatures dropped to -17 degrees Fahrenheit in some places. Also, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called Kalydeco for use by 1,200 patients with a rare form of cystic fibrosis. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2012  

    In their 17th meeting in two years, leaders of 27 member states of the European Union reconvened in hopes of taming an economic crisis that threatens to entangle the continent in another recession. Margaret Warner reports from Belgium’s capital on disagreement over austerity measures, both on the street and in the summit. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2012  

    Margaret Warner speaks with Jeffrey Brown from the European Union summit in Brussels, where there’s a new emphasis on the need for growth, not just austerity measures, to keep the continent from facing another recession. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss Tuesday’s top political news including the release of financial documents by Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, plus a preview of President Obama’s election-year State of the Union address. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came under increased pressure Wednesday from allies and opponents to release his tax information in advance of Saturday’s Republican primary in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff discusses how Romney has previously handled the tax issue with Michael Kranish of The Boston Globe, then speaks with Gwen Ifill. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    As private equity firms gain more attention this election season, Judy Woodruff discusses whether private equity activity is more focused on short-term profits or the long-term health of companies with The Riverside Company’s Stewart Kohl and author Josh Kosman. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012  

    Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the question of just how high U.S. tax rates should or shouldn’t be and examines the relationship between economic activity and tax rates. It’s part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2012    

    Image by Spark Studio via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Ben Sands Question: Instead of discussing “fairness” in … Continue reading