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 […]

11/27/2013

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 […]

11/01/2013

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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 […]

05/23/2013

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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.

04/04/2013

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.

12/17/2012

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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.

12/17/2012

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.

12/11/2012

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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.

12/04/2012

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 […]

10/02/2012

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 […]

09/21/2012

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