November 29, 2012 The rates on capital gains and dividends are on the table in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. Some complain that it would hurt companies' stock prices, giving them less money to invest. But other economists say it's unlikely to have strong effects.
November 29, 2012 The vice president had to talk some about taxes and spending cuts while he was there. But it looked like he just wanted to shop today at Washington, D.C.'s first Costco store — and was having a really good time doing it.
November 29, 2012 A North American quinoa boom may be just over the horizon, plant breeders say, as the Rocky Mountains, much of Canada, and the Pacific Northwest all have potential as production regions. Right now, almost all of the world's supply of the ancient superfood comes from a few suitable growing places in South America.
November 29, 2012 Bush, 88, was admitted the day after Thanksgiving. He's being treated for bronchitis and could be released this weekend, a spokeswoman says. "This is not a life-threatening illness," she adds.
November 29, 2012 The tax code has long favored investment income over the money you get in your paycheck. But today's rates on dividends and capital gains are especially low, dating to tax cuts installed under President George W. Bush. And they're one target in the talks to avert a so-called fiscal cliff.
November 29, 2012 President Obama hosts Mitt Romney today for their first post-election visit. Yes, Obama did say that he hoped to "get ideas with him and see if there's some ways we can potentially work together." But is cooperation with a former political rival after such a bitter campaign really possible?