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As the deadline to file taxes fast approaches, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Tuesday about taxpayers, and how to protect them from incompetent tax preparers. More than 40 million taxpayers use tax preparers who do not have to meet any...
The term “Equal Pay Day” was used Tuesday at the White House and on Capitol Hill to highlight the pay gap between men and women. The Census finds that, as median income goes, women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. And the point of...
The little padlock that that sits next to the web address of the site you just logged into — the one that’s meant to protect your privacy, your passwords, your online files — isn’t as secure as you thought. The New York Times...
Under proposed FDA guidelines, food companies would no longer be allowed to add sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still call it “honey”. Photo by Flickr user Beeyond the Hive Honey sitting on American supermarket shelves might...
Imagine working twenty hours a week at a part-time job for five years – and never getting paid. That’s the average amount of time volunteered by long-term health care caregivers as they help care for a friend, family member or...
In this handout photo from the United Nation Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, Yarmouk refugees in Syria gathered to wait for food aid in January 2014. Photo by UNRWA WASHINGTON — A threatened, but averted, American missile strike to punish...