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Opposition Blocks Return-Free Tax Filing In U.S.

In some countries, taxpayers can sign up to receive a tax bill. There was an effort to bring return-free filing to the U.S. but it came up against stiff opposition. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Liz Day about her report on return-free filing. ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

High Court's Decision On Federal Marriage Law Has Tax Implications

How the Supreme Court decides the Defense of Marriage Act could mean changes for how same-sex couples file taxes. But experts say checking off the "married" box on tax forms will be a mixed bag for some gay couples.

'American Winter' Families Struggle To Survive Fall From Middle Class

Diedre Melson, John Cox and Pam Thatcher are college-educated parents who once considered themselves part of the middle class. Then the Great Recession hit. A new HBO documentary shows their families desperately trying to make ends meet.

Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Attracts Other States' Interest

Arkansas is proposing to enroll people newly eligible for Medicaid in the same private insurance plans available to individuals and small businesses. It's caught the attention of several other Republican-run states that had been holding out on the Medicaid expansion.

Goldman Cuts BlackBerry Rating After Stalled Z10 Launch

The Z10 was supposed to be BlackBerry's salvation, but early reports show the launch didn't go so well.

Congress Rebukes IRS For 'Star Trek' Parody Video

The video stars IRS workers and was shown at a conference in 2010. The agency admitted it was "a mistake" to spend thousands of dollars on the video, which was deemed to have no training value.