Why the middle class is still getting snared by the ‘wealth tax’

Why the middle class is still getting snared by the ‘wealth tax’

You may vaguely recall that in 2012 Congress “fixed” the Alternative Minimum Tax — or what the Tax Policy Center dubbed “the epitome of pointless complexity.” But that doesn’t mean the so-called “wealth tax” was simplified or eliminated. The AMT ...

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Analysts Expect Short-Term Boost To China’s Slumping Real Estate As Central Bank Eases Loan Requirements

Analysts Expect Short-Term Boost To China’s Slumping Real Estate As Central Bank Eases Loan Requirements

Stock markets rose Tuesday morning to hit fresh seven-year highs following Monday’s announcement by China’s central bank that it was reducing the minimum down payment on loans for second homes to 40 percent from 60 percent, and cutting the minimum ...

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Yellen Sees Gradual Pace of Rate Rises Starting This Year

Yellen Sees Gradual Pace of Rate Rises Starting This Year

(Bloomberg) — Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year, and that subsequent increases will be gradual without following a predictable path. “I expect that conditions may warrant an increase in the federal ...

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Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. The new features mark Facebook’s latest ...

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How to Read More Books: Useful Tips for Avid Readers Who Are Always Busy

How to Read More Books: Useful Tips for Avid Readers Who Are Always Busy

Reading books is one of the best investments of money and time you can make. Unfortunately though, the latter isn’t always by our side, and our hectic schedules often get in the way of our reading. If you have a ...

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Why are so few homes for sale in the Bay Area?

Why are so few homes for sale in the Bay Area?

Rain wasn’t the only thing in short supply over the winter. The Bay Area housing market has also been suffering from an inventory drought. Real estate activity always slows in winter, but the number of homes and condos sold in ...

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Should You Hire a Friend as Your Real Estate Agent?

Should You Hire a Friend as Your Real Estate Agent?

As the spring house-hunting season approaches, many Americans will be buying or selling a home — and some will enlist the help of a friend or relative who happens to work in real estate. But experts caution that hiring a ...

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Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell Tackle Racial Stereotypes With Tag Team Comedy [EXCLUSIVE]

Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell Tackle Racial Stereotypes With Tag Team Comedy [EXCLUSIVE]

Warner Bros. is betting big on Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Individually, either star has a claim to being one of the most popular comedians of our time. Together, they form an oddball pairing in the new movie Get Hard, ...

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The Roof Fell Through on These Wine Businesses

The Roof Fell Through on These Wine Businesses

For a handful of small wine distributors in Massachusetts, the Foxboro Terminals warehouse facility was a great fit, until the roof caved in last month. The Terminals have long offered storage and services to wholesale companies, helping them get products ...

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5 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Tablet for the Office

5 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Tablet for the Office

The unique form factor of the tablet makes it a new kind of device for work.While a phone is capable of delivering a short text message or email, the extra real estate on the larger screen of a tablet makes ...

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