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Beware of fraudulent IRS emails in your inbox

VIDEO: Americans have been receiving tax bills in their inbox -- except the IRS does not contact taxpayers via email. The fake bills are the latest in a string of fraudulent scams targeted at taxpayers.
Beware of fraudulent IRS emails in your inbox
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California’s Governor Says Litigious Inmates Cost The State $200 Million

[credit provider=”YouTube Screenshot” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=075ApRAzpak”] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California’s prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest: The private law firms representing inmates and the judges’ own hand-picked authorities benefit financially by keeping the […]
California’s Governor Says Litigious Inmates Cost The State $200 Million
Markets

Tax Refunds Are The Biggest Checks Most Americans Will See This Year

[credit provider=”statigr.am/laurenvrussie” url=”http://statigr.am/laurenvrussie”] Every January, American taxpayers look forward to tax season with one of two feelings: horror or happiness.Horror, of course, applies to those expecting to owe Uncle Sam a chunk of change. And then there are the happy households that will divvy up the estimated $230 billion the […]
Tax Refunds Are The Biggest Checks Most Americans Will See This Year
Markets

Fiscal Cliff Deal Forces The IRS To Push Back Tax Season This Year

[credit provider=”Flickr via logatfer” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/logatfer/6687508769/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Since Congress waited till the 11th hour to cut a deal on Fiscal Cliff tax changes, the IRS has been forced  push back the start of tax season this year.The agency will start processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30, eight days later than […]
Fiscal Cliff Deal Forces The IRS To Push Back Tax Season This Year
Markets

More Bailouts Without Bank Restructuring Is Insanity

[credit provider=”www.francis” url=”http://www.francis-bacon.com/”] For the financial markets, the situation in Europe can’t get bad enough. The worse it gets, the higher the likelihood that more taxpayer funds will be pumped into the system. These funds will not achieve their ostensible goal, which is to “heal” the economies of the countries […]
More Bailouts Without Bank Restructuring Is Insanity
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Detainees At Guantánamo Bay Are Getting A Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade Complete With Sports Facilities

[credit provider=”U.S. Army 1st Lt. Sarah Cleveland” url=”http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/scenes_from_guantanamo_bay.html”] Guantánamo Bay is undergoing millions of dollars of upgrades that could prepare it to remain open indefinitely, reports Michael Isikoff of NBC News.As of this week the U.S. detainment and interrogation facility opened a $750,000 soccer field for detainees, installed cable television in a […]
Detainees At Guantánamo Bay Are Getting A Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade Complete With Sports Facilities
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