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Mickey Mouse Decouples From The U.S. Economy Mickey Mouse Decouples From The U.S. Economy

The following is an excerpt from Marek Fuchs | March 6, 2014 | MarketWatch.com | With the economy either on the sunny side of the street or a godforsaken mess, all eyes will fall this week on Disney, which is due to report fiscal second-quarter earnings after the stock market closes ... Read More

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One of the Best Retirement Deals 9 Out of 10 People Ignore One of the Best Retirement Deals 9 Out of 10 People Ignore

The following is an excerpt from Carla Fried | May 8, 2014 | Bloomberg.com | There are some easy decisions around 401(k)s. Contributing enough to trigger the highest possible matching contribution from your employer, for example, is one of them. Contributing to a Roth 401(k) should be another. But it's not. Eight ... Read More

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Why the U.S. Middle Class is Falling Behind Canada’s Why the U.S. Middle Class is Falling Behind Canada’s

The following is an excerpt from Aimee Picchi | April 23, 2014 | CBSNews.com | The economic backbone of the U.S. -- its middle class -- has lost ground over the past decade, thanks to wage stagnation and a greater distribution of wealth going to top earners. An analysis of data by ... Read More

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‘The New IRS’ Lets You Pick How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent ‘The New IRS’ Lets You Pick How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent

The following is an excerpt from Marine Cole | April 15, 2014 | Thefiscaltimes.com | Now that you’ve filed your federal tax return — you’ve filed, right? The clock is ticking — you may be crossing another task off your To Do list, breathing a sigh of relief, or maybe dreaming ... Read More

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Tax Earnings Where Products Are Sold Tax Earnings Where Products Are Sold

The following is an excerpt from Alan J. Auerbach | May 30, 2013 | Nytimes.com | More than a century old, our corporate tax is showing its age. To modernize it, the basic challenge is to implement a corporate tax that is fair and provides sufficient revenue while making the United ... Read More

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Apple and the Idiocy of Taxing Profits Apple and the Idiocy of Taxing Profits

The following is an excerpt from Matthew Yglesias | May 21, 2013 | Slate.com | How does a company earn almost $30 billion over four years with no employees and no physical office? That’s the miraculous tale of Apple Operations International, an Ireland-based shell company established by Apple for the purpose ... Read More

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April 15 Isn’t This Month’s Only Tax Deadline April 15 Isn’t This Month’s Only Tax Deadline

The following is an excerpt from Eva Rosenberg | April 8, 2013 | smartmoney.com | April 15 isn’t this month’s only tax deadline Individuals face the following costs: Fund your IRA or Roth IRA. April 15 is the very last day to fund it to get the benefit of a deduction (or contribution) ... Read More

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The Class War Has Begun The Class War Has Begun

The following is an excerpt from Matthew Yglesias | April 10, 2013 | Slate.com | President Obama’s much delayed fiscal year 2014 budget is another salvo in D.C.’s endless war over taxes. Obama embraces both reductions in Medicare payments and a controversial cost-of-living formula to reduce Social Security benefits while demanding ... Read More

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11 Surprising Things You Have to Pay Taxes On 11 Surprising Things You Have to Pay Taxes On

The following is an excerpt from ANNE BRENNAN | April 8, 2013 | Thefiscaltimes.com | In 2004, a young 12-year old daughter of a farm family in Sonoma County, California wrote to the producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Shelby Pope asked them to renovate her family’s home because she has ... Read More

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Tracy Byrnes, FOX Business Network Tracy Byrnes, FOX Business Network

The FOX Business Network’s Tracy Byrnes talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her path to TV news, what she really thinks about the U.S. tax code and the one thing she dislikes about being an on-air personality. Tracy Byrnes is perhaps best known for her quick wit and ... Read More

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