Tax rate

A sale pending announcement sits atop a for sale sign in a home's yard in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

US average on 30-year mortgage rises to 4.29 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly this week, a move that makes home-buying a bit less affordable. Still, rates remain near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the […]


A 1/4 ounce, left, and one ounce of marijuana are displayed along with a handful of joints at a dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado voters deciding how to tax pot

DENVER (AP) — A pro-pot jingle in Colorado last year went like this: “Jobs for our people/Money for schools/Who could ask for more?” Nearly a year after Colorado legalized recreational weed, voters get the chance […]


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US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on fixed mortgage rose for the third straight week, hitting their highest levels since mid-March. Still, mortgage rates remained close to historic lows, a trend that should help sustain the […]


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US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.54 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages crept closer to their historic lows this week, a trend that could help the housing recovery strengthen.


President Barack Obama (r) and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo)

AP sources: New Obama offer moves toward Boehner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed a deficit-reduction package to House Speaker John Boehner that would increase the top tax rates on taxpayers earning more than $400,000. Read more here.


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Tax hike comparison

A look at the plans proposed by House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama, and how many households would be effected.


GOP throws Obama’s old deficit stands back at him

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama’s proposals to avoid a “fiscal cliff” come from the president himself.


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Obama: No fiscal cliff deal without higher rates

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says there will be no deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” unless Republicans drop their opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.


Explaining the 'fiscal cliff' (audio)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study is detailing how taxpayers across the income spectrum would face whopping tax hikes next year if Washington fails to renew a lengthy roster of tax cuts set to expire […]


Romney releases 2011 tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) – He has said he would release his tax returns for 2011 — and Mitt Romney is doing so today. His campaign says they show that he and his wife paid an effective […]



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