Bailout banks keep tax breaks

Bailout banks keep tax breaks as they repay loans Citigroup, other bailout firms, to keep billions in tax breaks as they exit government program WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup and other banks starting to repay the billions of dollars they borrowed from the government are getting another boost as they exit the bailout program: Billions more […]

Secret Job Market

Does today’s tough job market have you stressed? With the unemployment rate at 9.7%, job seekers must use more imaginative ways to uncover job openings. We’ve all heard stories about great jobs found in unusual ways – a strange coincidence, word of mouth, a conversation overheard in the grocery line. How can you cash in? If […]

Scams That Exploit Hard Times

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What Tax Records Should You Keep

April is fast-approaching and with it, tax time. While tax preparation seems to get a little bit easier each year with the prevalence of online tax prep software, there’s still one question that leaves many Americans scratching their heads: What records should I hang onto for tax purposes and how long should I keep them? […]

Can foreigners buy U.S. citizenship?

American / U.S. Citizenship For Sale ? Every day investors around the world choose to put their hard-earned cash into the U.S. Billions of dollars flow in the form of foreign direct investment, as when a group of Brazilians bought Burger King, and foreigners purchase hundreds of billions of U.S. stocks and bonds, as measured […]

Homes of the Billionaires

Where the world’s richest people unwind after a long day. Warren Buffett epitomizes living modestly in today’s tough economic climate. Despite a $47 billion fortune, the legendary investor — and the world’s third-richest man — lives in the same five-bedroom, gray stucco house he bought in Omaha, Neb.’s Happy Hollow suburb in 1958 for $31,500. […]

America’s New Housing Crisis Capitals

Real-time listing prices in these areas are dropping, and experts expect them to fall further this year. During the housing bust, while the effects of foreclosures and a crushing recession tore through real estate markets in states like Florida, California and Nevada, the Denver metro seemed insulated from economic harm. It has consistently performed relatively […]

Captain America’s not-so-patriotic move

Should We Now Call Him ‘Captain England’? Based on this news, it would only seem appropriate that Steve Rogers be demoted to at least Lieutenant America. First, budget constraints forced producers to move “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” production from its titular tropical location to the tax-friendlier confines of Hawaii and London. Now, […]

New National Park Quarters Unveiled

U.S. Mint debuts designs for the first five coins in its America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which will honor 56 national parks. The rest will be released through 2021. America the Beautiful Quarters Program The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs for the first five coins in its America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The series will […]

Who’s Closing Stores in 2010

The worst seems to be over, but retailing is still a tough business. These companies closed a lot of stores in 2009, and are likely to be closing more this year. Sources: The companies (spokespeople and websites), Davidowitz & Associates, Ritz Camera 2009 Store closures: 365 Outlook: Almost half the company’s stores have shut […]