Americans Earn More Than Their Parents (With A Caveat), Study Says

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Wal-Mart is one of several large retailers that say an increase in the payroll tax may hurt U.S. sales in the months ahead. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Too Soon To Blame Payroll Tax For Stagnant Retail Sales?

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (left) answers questions during a briefing with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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What's The Sequester? And How Did We Get Here?

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Could Minimum Wage Increase Boom Or Bust Economy?

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Get A Social Security Check? Treasury Says It's Time To Go Electronic

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What Happens When Someone Else Gets Your Tax Refund

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, shown delivering the State of the State address last month, is pushing to get rid of the state's income tax, which has some Republicans concerned. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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In Kansas, A 'Glide Path' To No Income Taxes. Will It Work?

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A US Airways plane rests near two American Airlines jets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport last year. The combined carrier would be named American Airlines. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wendy Brown of Schenectady, N.Y., holds a sign before an Occupy Albany rally pushing for a raise in New York's minimum wage on May 29, 2012. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Can Social Security Make The Leap To E-Banking?

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Skip The Flowers And Jewelry For Your Valentine

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The Squeeze: Higher Costs And Smaller Paychecks

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Raul Rivero fills up in Miami. Having less take-home pay at the same time gas prices are rising could dampen consumer spending, economists say. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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