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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Richer U.S. households fueling a hot job sector: ‘wealth work’

A rising number of American workers may be feeling nearly as dazzled on the job. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what David …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

House GOP’s evolving tax bill leaves retirement plan intact

House Republicans would leave intact current tax rules on retirement accounts popular with middle class Americans and maintain a top income tax rate for million-dollar earners as negotiators scrambled to …


In poll, people say Trump tax plan benefits rich, companies

Most Americans say President Donald Trump’s tax plan would benefit the wealthy and corporations, and less than half believe his message that “massive tax cuts” would help middle-class workers, according …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

GOP tax cut: Small biz boon or loophole for rich and Trump?

President Donald Trump and his Republican partners in a nearly $6 trillion tax-cutting plan insist it would benefit middle-class Americans and not the wealthy.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Survey finds it’s harder to get rich than it used to be

Families have become less likely to change their financial position than would have been the case in the 1980s, and those who do manage to improve their position are less …


‘VIP Syndrome’ may have factored in Prince’s death

One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear …


Nobel economist: Inequality weighs on US economy

NEW YORK — What’s wrong with the U.S. economy? Growth comes in fits and starts. Unemployment has been over 8 percent for three and a half years. Cutting taxes and …


E. Thomas McClanahan: Tax code needs sensible fixes

Warren Buffett caused quite a stir last week. In a New York Times op-ed, he told Washington to stop “coddling” the super-rich. He said that last year he only paid …


Forcing transparency of PACs would be sound step forward

Here’s a modest proposal on campaign finance reform that might meet constitutional muster with the U.S. Supreme Court: Let’s have a truth-in-labeling law that requires political committees to say what …


City-county ties scrutinized

Court service may be the next saber to clash in Spokane Valley’s contract disputes with Spokane County. The City Council agreed Tuesday to vote Jan. 27 on whether to give …