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Economy May 08Is the IRS Sexist When It Comes to Child Care?
Photo by Subactive_Photo via Flickr Creative Commons Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Tuesday's query: Name: JJ Question: What's with the inequitable treatment of…
Health Jun 29Health Reform Law’s Supporters Encouraged by Appeals Court Ruling
In the legal saga playing out over the health reform law, the Obama administration picked up a victory Wednesday: For the first time, a federal appeals court ruled on the case and voted 2-1 that the measure is constitutional.
Politics Jun 20Supreme Court Blocks Class-Action Gender Bias Suit Against Wal-Mart
The Supreme Court has ruled to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart stores.
Health Jun 20Medicare Advisory Group Urges Closer Look at Costs for MRIs, CT Scans
With fresh attention on the powers of a new independent panel that will be created under the health reform law, there's been growing debate around a recommendation from an existing panel -- one calling for reduced payments and fewer MRIs.
Politics Jun 17The Morning Line: Days Later, Pawlenty Lands Clean Jab at Romney
It was Hillary Clinton, in the last presidential campaign, who said that there are no “do-overs.” Tim Pawlenty clearly begs to differ. Back in the safety and comfort of a Fox News studio Thursday with Sean Hannity, the former Minnesota…
Politics Jun 16The Morning Line: Romney’s the Man to Beat
For Mitt Romney to win the Republican presidential nomination he will need to have more weeks like this. By most accounts the former Massachusetts governor delivered a solid debate performance Monday evening in New Hampshire, which was followed up Wednesday…
Politics Jun 15The Morning Line: Huntsman Gets Ready to Rumble
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has been on the sidelines for the first two Republican presidential debates of the 2012 campaign.
Health Jun 14FDA Issues New Effectiveness Guidelines for Sunscreen
The Food and Drug Administration released new regulations Tuesday for sunscreens that will require the products to be tested for protection against two types of sun exposure that cause sunburn, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
Politics Jun 14The Morning Line: Romney Emerges an Emboldened Frontrunner From Debate
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walked into his first debate of the 2012 nomination contest with a significant lead in national and New Hampshire polls.
Politics Jun 13The Morning Line: Republican Presidential Campaign Goes Primetime
The leader of the pack always has a target on his or her back heading into a debate, but Mitt Romney might be able to breathe easy Monday night since it's still very early in the campaign.