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What America Pays In Taxes

How much did people in your income bracket pay in taxes? And what was the government's total tax take, from all sources?

Why Tax Day Falls On April 17 This Year

Taxpayers have a couple of extra days to get their federal returns in this year. April 15 falls on a Sunday. So why are taxes due on Tuesday, April 17, and not Monday?

J.K. Rowling's Next Book: 'The Casual Vacancy'

J.K. Rowling's publisher has announced her book will be set in an English town, where the death of a councilman sets off "the biggest war the town has yet seen." The publisher is also likely hoping this title can conjure up Harry Potter-sized sales. The children's series has sold a record 450 million copies.

Google Announces Stock Split

Google Inc. plans to split its stock 2-for-1 to preserve its leadership's control over the company. The online search leader also announced a 61 percent jump in profits for the first quarter.

Advice for Diet Soda Lovers: Skip The Chips

What diet soda drinkers eat may matter more than what they sip when it comes to long-term health effects, according to new research. This may help explain why some people gain weight when drinking lots of diet soda.

Companies Flee Group Behind 'Stand Your Ground'

Seven major companies, including Coca-Cola and McDonald's, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has advocated stringent voter-identification and "stand your ground" laws. But ALEC says it's being targeted because of its free-enterprise agenda, and that its allies are rallying.