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Understanding International Tax Havens

The crisis in Cyprus sheds a light on how investors shelter their wealth. A panel joins Diane to explain how tax havens work and their effect on economies around the world.

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McDuffie Proposes Mandatory Campaign Finance Training

The D.C. Council member recently put in charge of the city's campaign finance reform efforts is hitting the ground running; he has proposed requiring campaign finance training for all candidates and treasurers before they can take donations.

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D.C. Budget Autonomy Amendment Will Go On April Ballot

An amendment that would give the District of Columbia full control over its own municipal budget will be placed on the ballot for voters in April, the D.C. board of Elections ruled Tuesday.

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McDonnell Reduces Revenue Projections In Budget Plan

Gov. Bob McDonnell is reducing revenue projections and planning to move some money around in the Virginia state budget in light of the ongoing stalemate in federal fiscal cliff negotiations.

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Virginia Gov. Wants To Remove Early Sales Tax Payments

Virginia businesses may get a break from paying up-front sales tax if the legislature passes a provision from Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed budget. 

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The Mortgage Interest Deduction And The U.S. Housing Market

The mortgage interest deduction is a key factor in many household budgets and the overall housing market. Who would be hurt and who would be helped if Congress changes the rules.

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Alan Blinder: "After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead"

An economist explains the perfect storm of conditions that led to the recent global financial crisis, the actions that kept it from getting worse and how to reduce the likelihood of a similar event in the future.

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Huge Growth Of Food Stamps In Northern Virginia Spurs Debate

Northern Virginia social service providers are seeing record numbers of people receiving federal food assistance, thanks in part to more people being eligible and greater efforts to find those in need.

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Anti-Tax Crusader Grover Norquist

A conversation with Grover Norquist. As fiscal cliff negotiations move forward, some lawmakers are rethinking their support of Norquist's anti-tax pledge.

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Cyber Monday Calls Attention To Maryland's Little-Paid 'Use Tax'

Cyber Monday purchases are expected to exceed expectations for another year, but Maryland officials aren't expecting the same of the state's "use tax" which is supposed to be voluntarily paid by online purchasers.

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