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04-02-2015- Morning Report- Filing taxes for same-sex couples
Airing on Thursday, April 2, 2015: Evidence is mounting that the U.S. economy may not be as robust as many investors and central bankers have touted it to be. This at a time when we've seen softening data on personal spending, manufacturing, job growth and auto sales. It's a situation that's heightened concerns that Friday's all-important jobs report could also be a disappointment. Plus, FICO has created a new credit score specifically for consumers with weak — or no — creditworthiness. We explain how the new metric will work, how it is different, and who will benefit most from it. And Missouri doesn't recognize same-sex marriage, but the governor there has allowed those couples to file state taxes as married couples. Other states that don't allow same-sex marriage have issued other workarounds. But in Alabama, there's a standoff between federal and state courts, with the state courts refusing to recognize same-sex marriage, leaving accountants at tax time flustered.