| Dec 2, 2012
Dear Liz: My husband and I have given our daughters gifts over the years, but we have never exceeded the $26,000 gift tax limit for a married couple. Do we need to file IRS Form 709 to split the gifts? If so, how to do we file for past years?
| Nov 7, 2012
So, Barack Obama, you've been granted a second term. What do you do for an encore?
It has become commonplace to observe that presidential second terms are fraught with disappointment. George W. Bush's was marred by a bogged-down war in Iraq and the...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The U.S. Justice Department's civil fraud division is investigating claims that CVS Caremark wrongly refilled prescriptions and billed insurers without the knowledge or the approval of its customers.
The probe will focus primarily on allegations of...
| Oct 12, 2012
Medicare is investigating reports that CVS Caremark Corp., the country's second-largest drugstore chain, has refilled prescriptions and submitted insurance claims without patients' approval, according to an official with knowledge of the matter.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Who's the most influential billionaire business figure in national politics?
If you answered one of the Koch brothers (Charles or David) or George Soros, you're wearing your partisan blinders. The former are known for their devotion to conservative...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Wellpoint Inc., the parent of Woodland Hills-based Anthem Blue Cross, has agreed to pay $4.9 billion to purchase an insurer focused on the growing Medicaid business.
The acquisition of Amerigroup Corp. would make Wellpoint the nation’s latest...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:42 PM
The linchpin of the health care reforms championed by President Barack Obama is the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance -- a rule that could be overturned by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruling, expected Thursday, will decide...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 2:13 AM
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The following is a transcript of President Obama's politically-charged remarks Tuesday afternoon at an Associated Press luncheon framing the general election campaign, as released by the White House.
Obama: "Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please have...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:36 PM
It's a well-established practice among reporters covering the Supreme Court to look for clues to the outcome in the justices' questions, even though it can be a fool's errand. So it wasn't surprising to see numerous articles Tuesday declaring the......