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Tax Scams Are Targeting Uninsured, I.R.S. Warns

Posted on: January 31st, 2016 by admin
In some cases, the agency said, unscrupulous tax preparers tell clients to pay the penalties for not having health insurance directly to them, and then keep the money.

TV star: Same sex marriage \’evil\’

Posted on: January 31st, 2016 by admin
At a rally for Ted Cruz, Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” spoke passionately against same sex marriage.

Downton Abbey: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6, Episode 5: A Shock to the System

Posted on: January 31st, 2016 by admin
Whenever the narrative battery shows signs of stalling, “Downton” creator Julian Fellowes clamps on a pair of jumper cables and brings the thing back into life.

Red Carpet at the S.A.G. Awards

Posted on: January 31st, 2016 by admin
Laverne Cox, Kiernan Shipka and Ellie Kemper were among the celebrities walking the carpet at the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony on Saturday evening.

Red carpet: What she\’s wearing

Posted on: January 31st, 2016 by admin

Last Call to Enroll for 2016 Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by admin
Consumers have until midnight on Sunday to sign up for 2016 health insurance coverage on HealthCare.gov.

United States Mint Opens Sales for Mark Twain Commemorative Silver Coins on Feb. 1

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by admin
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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for Mark Twain Commemorative Silver Dollars starting Feb 1, 2016, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Step on it

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by admin

THE Singapore Sling is a cocktail with such a variety of ingredients that few ever taste exactly alike. So it may seem an odd name to apply to a contract to help standardise the global trade in gas. That has not deterred the Singapore Exchange, a market for stocks, bonds and derivatives. Last year, as part of the city-state’s push to become a global trading hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG), it developed the slightly laboured SLInG, a spot-price index for Asian LNG. On January 25th it complemented this with a derivatives contract. There is a long way to go though. As yet the spot market accounts for only about 5% of volumes traded in Asia, executives say.

Instead, the international gas market is dominated by long-term contracts linked to the price of oil, both for gas delivered via pipeline and as LNG. This is an anomaly that dates back to the 1960s, when European suppliers developing their first gasfields had no price on which to base long-term contracts, so used oil instead. Since then, supply and demand for these commodities have diverged; oil indexation increasingly fails to reflect the disparities.

Analysts believe that, as a result,…Continue reading

Is the \’tampon tax\’ unfair to women?

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by admin
It\’s become politically popular to say women are \’taxed for getting their periods.\’ But the arguments ignore the fact that state sales tax laws typically tax people for most goods, and exemptions are very inconsistent.

David Bowie’s Will Splits Estate Said to Be Worth $100 Million

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by admin
Mr. Bowie left his SoHo apartment in Manhattan to his widow, Iman Abdulmajid Jones, and divided the bulks of his estate among her and his two children.
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