Even Congress Doesn’t Like the Tax Plan It’s Ready to Pass
Lawmakers, about to pass a short-term deal on tax extenders, know what they’re doing is bad policy. And they’re doing it anyway.
GOP May Take Senate, but No End to DC Dysfunction: Political Pundits
Inside-the-Beltway political 'handicappers' Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook tell IRI crowd not to expect tax reform even if Republicans take control of the Senate.
IRS Warns on Phone Scams as Its Contractors Put Taypayer Info at Risk
Agency warns of the biggest phone scam it has ever seen; meanwhile, a report finds IRS gave contractors taxpayer data without mandatory background checks.
Rep. McHenry Hopes to Restart Crowdfunding With New Bill
Proposed legislation is designed to increase amounts to be raised by crowdfunding and cut red tape while retaining investor protections.
Prudential, MetLife Gain After Senate Eases Dodd-Frank for Insurers
Prudential and MetLife rallied after the Senate approved a bill giving Federal Reserve regulators more flexibility in applying capital rules to the biggest life insurers.
The New Cold War and Who Won't Win It
Russia faces a growing strategic and economic dilemma.
DOL Fiduciary Plan Could Hurt Workers Changing Jobs: Study
The DOL fiduciary proposal could lead more workers, particularly lower earners, to cash out their retirement plans by barring them from advice, Quantria Strategies says.
Friedman: Senate Control Within GOP’s Reach, but Tea Party Could Weaken Grasp
Republicans' prospects for retaking the Senate and White House could fade if the party tilts too far right, says Washington Update's Andy Friedman.
4 Key Dates for Investors to Watch: Andy Friedman
Feb. 7, March 31, April 15 and Nov. 4 could affect the markets, taxes and financial planning, says Andy Friedman of Washington Update.
Pension Advocates Blast Budget’s Premium Hike
“It is simply unacceptable that members of Congress of both parties...view pension plans as a piggy bank," American Benefits Council president says.