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President Obama's Weirdest New Taxes

To achieve $1.8 trillion in new revenue, President Obama has plenty of big taxes in his budget proposal. Here are some quirky maneuvers he suggests.

9 Ways the Sequester Will Affect You

The sequester will be tough on government employees, and on those whose jobs are directly supported by them. But even if you don't run a Jiffy Lube across the street from a military base, you still need to be prepared. Here's are eight unexpected ways the sequester will likely touch your life.

Fact-Checking Obama's State of the Union Speech

President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and the economy. Here's a look at some of the claims in his State of the Union speech, a glance at the Republican counterargument and how they fit with the facts.

State of the Union: How Obama Will Use His Bully Pulpit

President Obama has a lot to cover in tonight's State of the Union, from guns to global warming to trade to jobs. But it'll be the economy that gets the most attention, and that's a battleground where he's been on a roll lately.

Gun Ban Could Actually Be a Boon for Weapons Manufacturers

On Saturday, a coalition of "gun rights and conservative groups" will hold America's first nationwide "Gun Appreciation Day." But guess who isn't coming to the party: Gun manufacturers. And they may have millions of reasons not to protest stricter regulation of their products.

Fiscal Cliff Calculators: How Much More Will You Owe If We Fall Off?

As the fiscal cliff fight between President Obama and congressional Republicans grows more heated, it's starting to look as if we might fall over the cliff. But what would this mean for your 2013 budget? We've rounded up the best fiscal cliff calculators we could find to help you figure that out.

Obama: Americans Agree with My Approach on Deficit

President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling budget and tax negotiations, said Friday he won't accept any approach to deficit reduction that doesn't ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes.

2012 Election: Which Industries Won When Obama Did

The election is over, and now, the many investors who were keeping a close eye on the polls know what they're getting (somewhat) in terms of the federal government for the next few years. Here's a look at 21 economic sectors, and what a second Obama term will mean for each of them.

3 Rules for Kick-Starting a Crowdfunded Business

Crowdfunding -- in which several investors put up cash for a project or business idea posted to the Web -- has become a major source of capital for start-up entrepreneurs. But just because you can go to the Web to raise seed money fast doesn't mean you should, or that it'll be easy.

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose 0.8 Percent in September

Americans increased their spending in September at twice the rate that their income grew, a sign of confidence in the economy. Still, consumers made up the difference by saving less for a third straight month, a troubling trend.

Obama and the Bayonets: Who's Right on the Defense Debate?

President Obama's snappy comeback about bayonets and horses put Mitt Romney on the defensive on defense spending ... but do his arguments hold water? Is Washington being a good steward of your tax dollars, as it spends them on aircraft carriers, nuclear subs, and other gear for our smaller, high-tech Navy?