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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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Virginia Budget Planners Stay Conservative In Light Of Fiscal Cliff

Virginia lawmakers are proceeding cautiously with state budget planning due to the still unresolved federal fiscal cliff that could result in major federal budget cuts come January.

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Tax Policy Debate: Raising Rates Versus Limiting Deductions

Raising rates versus limiting deductions and loopholes: tax policy debate in Washington and efforts to raise tax revenues by $1.6 trillion over the next decade.

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Oil Companies Oppose Ben Cardin's Financial Reform Provision

Oil industry groups are asking the SEC to stop the implementation of a law pushed by a local senator.

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Maryland Board Recommends State Debt Limit Increase

A Maryland fiscal advisory board is recommending that the state increase its debt limit by $125 million, which would bring the total debt limit up above $925 million. 

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Business Media And Managing Your Finances

Kojo talks to Knight Kiplinger about the future of business media and personal finance in an age of economic uncertainty.