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How Charitable Are Americans?

America's charitable giving can be emotional, highly variable, and astonishing. Here are the facts about who gives what, and tips on how to be an effective philanthropist.

'How I'm Spending My Tax Refund'

From getting a Tibetan terrier puppy to saving for an engagement ring, here's how six people plan to spend their tax refunds this year.

The Richest Person In Each U.S. State

By Joshua Berlinger The research firm Wealth-X recently released a report listing the richest person in each U.S. state. This new rich list shows...

Red States Are the Big Winners from Obamacare's New Rules

To bring some parts of Obamacare online, Washington will have to work with the states, some which have governors intensely opposed to the program. But many of the states whose leaders like Obamacare the least are the ones that will benefit from it the most.

To Fix Budget Woes, Some States Tell the Tax Man to Get Tougher

A handful of cash-strapped states are getting aggressive about collecting every tax owed -- hiring more collectors, hounding scofflaws and exploiting corners of their tax laws that haven't been enforced in years -- all to avoid doing one painful thing: officially raising taxes.

Super Tuesday: What It Could Mean for Your Wallet

There are more than 400 delegates up for grabs across 10 states in the Super Tuesday GOP presidential primaries. While the votes are being tallied, we offer this outline of the business and money policy positions of frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum:

Doing Good to Do Well Gets a Legal Boost in California

You might not yet have heard of "B corporations" -- these companies with the dual missions of boosting social good and generating profits are a relatively new idea. But thanks to a recent California decision to make that social mission legally binding, the idea is poised to really take off.

The 10 Worst States to Retire In: They're Frosty and Costly

TopRetirements.com has named the 10 worst states in which to retire based in factors such as taxes and climate. Every retirement is unique, but before you end up living out your golden years chilly and underfunded, check out this list.

The 10 States With the Most Trouble Paying Their Bills

Balancing the budget isn't just a federal problem -- it's a state one, too. The Great Recession resulted in some of the lowest state revenues in years, and some of the biggest budget shortfalls ever -- in some cases, into the billions of dollars.

What Would the Rapture Do to Real Estate Prices?

Christian broadcaster Harold Camping miscalculated in his prediction that the world was going to end on Saturday. But he's not the only one who thinks the Rapture could be nigh in the not-so-distant future. Which begs the question: Where will those who are left behind hang their hats?

Ski Resorts Benefit From 'Backyard Syndrome'

Crunch time for ski resorts is much easier this year thanks to the back-to-back winter storms that have pounded the East Coast. In industry lingo, it's called the "Backyard Syndrome," which means that if people see snow around their homes, they are overtaken by a desire to ski or snowboard.