States Go Old School to Fight Tax Fraud

D.C. and more than a dozen states are shunning paperless refunds to avoid being conned out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

A Look at What's Driving (or Stunting) Income Growth in the States

Personal incomes rose overall last year -- but not as much as the year before and not at all in certain parts of the country.

When It Comes to Tax Incentives, How Transparent Is Your City?

A new report highlights major holes in local governments' online disclosure of how economic development dollars are spent.

The Myth vs. the Truth About Regulating Payday Lenders

When state laws drive so-called "debt traps" to shut down, the industry moves its business online. Do their low-income customers follow?


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