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Ex-Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Criticizes Tax System

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08am

Donald Rumsfeld has made complaining to the IRS a bit of a tradition. In this year's letter to the IRS he writes: I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.

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Pension Deal Would Help Detroit Climb Out Of Bankruptcy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08am

The city has reached a tentative agreement with retired police officers and firefighters to preserve their pensions. Pensions of other city retirees would take a 4.5 percent hit.

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Tremendously Gratifying To Win 2 Pulitzers, 'Post' Editor Says

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08am

After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:41am

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:40am

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

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GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:11am

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

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Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:47pm

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.

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Think You Can Mail Your Taxes At Midnight? Think Again, Gramps

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:43am

Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It's a different story.

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WATCH: Israel's New Low-Cost Airline Has Catchy Safety Video

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:24am

The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's "Whip It" and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible."

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TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:20am

People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.

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Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:50am

Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.

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Retailers Want Your Tax Refund

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

It's the deadline to file your taxes. And if you're getting a money back, retailers want it. They're offering sales and promotions to separate you from your hard-earned refund.

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2 Senior Executives Leave General Motors

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

The departures of the senior vice presidents for Communications and for Human Resources, follows on the heels of strong criticism of the company's handling of the recall of nearly 2.6 million cars.

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Florida's Freshwater Springs Attract Vacationers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Florida is most popular for its beaches and theme parks but it has hundreds of freshwater springs too. In central Florida, no springs may be more prized than those at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:24am

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.

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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:23am

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

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Social Security Chief: Women Live Longer, So They Should Save Early

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:21am

For women, lower average career earnings translate into smaller Social Security payments. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin says women shouldn't wait to start saving for retirement.

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Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:59pm

Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.

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When The Wealthy Need Cash, Pawn Shops Can Be Appealing

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:01pm

The pawnbroker Borro has high-end customers, but it's not the only pawn shop that caters to the wealthy. Why are the rich turning to a type of credit usually associated with lower-income clients?

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Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:57pm

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.

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