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  • Home sales grow at fastest pace in 9 years

    New home sales rose 12.4%, reaching a seasonally adjusted rate of 654,000 units. That beats a revised June figure of 582,000 and is 31.3% higher than the July 2015 rate of 498,000 units.

    1 min read Aug 23, 2016
  • Students are latest tax scam targets

    The pervasive IRS impersonation tax scam keeps growing. With school set to resume, scam targets now are students, who are urged to pay a fake federal student tax.

    2 min read Aug 18, 2016
  • US Olympians close in on tax victory

    The House is slightly behind the Senate in the competition to award Olympians tax relief for their winnings, but a bill to do just that has gained critical Ways and Means support.

    2 min read Aug 16, 2016
  • Are you dancing in the market with Tina?

    Investors triple-teamed the market, boosting the Dow Jones Industrial Average (18,613.52), the benchmark S&P 500 (2,185.79) and the Nasdaq (5,228.40) to new records at the close Thursday

    3 min read Aug 14, 2016
  • Clinton, Kaine release tax returns

    Hillary Clinton added to the list of tax returns she’s made public by releasing her 2015 filing on Aug. 12. So did her running mate. We’re still waiting on Donald Trump’s taxes.

    2 min read Aug 14, 2016
  • Tax phishing scam mimics software providers

    Tax crooks don’t take the summer off. Some are out there now with a phishing scheme that pretends to come from tax software providers. Don’t fall for it!

    2 min read Aug 11, 2016
  • Football and some fantasy sports games are back

    American sports fans love their National Football League teams. They also love their fantasy football teams. Good news for them. More states are allowing the daily fantasy games.

    2 min read Aug 10, 2016
  • Will Yellen surprise us at Jackson Hole?

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returns to the most-watched economic confab of the year — the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — after missing last year’s, and all ears will be listening for [...]

    2 min read Aug 09, 2016

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