Archive for October 10th, 2017

If you filed for a tax extension back in April, the day of reckoning is almost here.

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A bombshell report in the New Yorker details how one woman allegedly took control of strangers' financial and health decisions in Nevada.

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On September 27, Google announced concessions it has made to resolve charges by the European Unions regulatory authorities that it unfairly rigged its search engine to favor its own online shopping service over those of rival companies in Europe.
The announcement came just in time. Had Google not submitted a compliance plan by the following day, its parent company Alphabet would have faced fines of up to 5 percent of its average daily global revenue. Those penalties would have been on top of the record fine of 2.4 billion euros ($2.8 billion) that the European Commission levied in…

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If anyone still needs proof that trade isnt a zero-sum game in which success depends on turning imports into exports, an examination of data for over 160 countries provides it. For almost four-fifths of countries last year, the volume of exports and imports marched together, up or down, in lockstep. Growing an economy is not a matter of turning imports into exports. Robust economies do more of both.
Mercantilists view the trade balance of a country the way one would read the balance sheet of a company, with exports taking the place of profits and imports seen as losses. Global trade is…

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Last week the Washington Post offered a harsh portrait of the new reality of old age in America. Its reporters described the pinched circumstances of older couples searching for temporary work in order to top up their meager Social Security checks. A 74-year-old tells readers Im going to work until I die, if I can, because I need the money. The Post reports the stories of these struggling job seekers with warmth and compassion.
The stories reflect a bleak reality facing some aged Americans, those whose retirement incomes are scanty and whose retirement years are anything but…

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Its plan would give premium subsidies to well-off people but increase out-of-pocket costs for many with modest incomes. Other states could potentially follow.

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<p>Renters think the housing market is finally loosening up, fueling a sudden optimism among homebuyers</p>

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Norway this week will decide whether to maintain unprofitable coal-mining operations that serve as a symbol of a power struggle between the NATO member and Russia.

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It also forecast U.S. online sales to increase by about 40 percent in the fiscal year ending January 2019.

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<p>Three cities in Colorado are among the top 10 leading destinations for the nation’s best and brightest as old cow and mining towns morph into technology hubs,</p>

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From the open house to securing a mortgage to closing day, purchasing a home is a complex and daunting process. Here are 11 myths that home buyers should abandon if they hope to keep a clear head and maintain realistic expectations during the house-hunting process.

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<p>U.S. stocks rose to record highs on Tuesday as Wall Street sifted through a slew of corporate news.</p>

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<p>U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday as Wall Street sifted through a slew of corporate news.</p>

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Employees altered inspection certificates to meet specifications, setting off a rush by Toyota, Boeing and others to see if they had used the raw materials.

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Year after year, as Puerto Rico’s government drew ever closer to ruin, it cut hundreds of millions of dollars from roads, schools and other public works.

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