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Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families.

CBS Super Bowl ads near $3 million mark

CHICAGO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - CBS Corp (CBS.N) has sold all the advertising spots for the television broadcast of the National Football League's Super Bowl championship game this coming Sunday, the television network s

Dem. senators spent weekend with bank, energy, tobacco lobbyists

Twelve Democratic Senators spent last weekend in Miami Beach raising money from top lobbyists for oil, drug, and other corporate interests that they often decry, according to a guest list for the event obtained by P

Billionaire Branson buys underwater plane

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson may already own an airline, a record label, a mobile phone company, several luxury restaurants and a Caribbean island.

10 Americans arrested in Haiti await charges

PORT-au-PRINCE, HAITI- Ten Americans arrested in Haiti for trying to take 33 children across the border without proper documentation were expected to learn Monday whether they would face criminal charges of child tr

'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11', U.S. ups defense

IRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Toyota reeling from pedal recall

UNDATED - 2.3 million Toyotas have been recalled for sticky accelerators. Toyota says it has a fix for the problem and have three plants ramping up production to get the job done. Meanwhile financially-troubled General Motors is taking this op

Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze'

It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapph

Marijauna megastore opening in Oakland

OAKLAND - There's a new store in East Oakland that's sure to draw a huge cloud of controversy.

White House asks Justice Department to move 9/11 trial

The White House ordered the Justice Department Thursday night to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan.