Year-Round Tax Strategies for Traders

In essence, the IRS becomes your trading partner and can claim as much as 40% of your profits. Many traders pay way more in taxes than they have to. But in order to maximize your tax savings, you have to start planning way ahead of...

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2 dogs survive gas explosion that levels home; no one hurt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — And they say cats have nine lives. A gas explosion that leveled a home in the Pittsburgh suburbs on Thursday spared two dogs that were inside at the time. Officials say the homeowner was at work and no one was injured. One of the dogs suffered an eye injury and burns. People's Gas spokesman Barry Kukovich says crews are working to determine the cause of the explosion, which destroyed the...

March 24, 2017
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Last-minutes changes to the GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have proposed last-minute changes to the health care bill, which they've offered in hopes of winning over wavering lawmakers. The House will vote on them when it considers the overall legislation, a debate scheduled for Friday. The changes are: —Repealing essential health benefits former President Barack Obama's health overhaul requires insurers to cover. These...

March 24, 2017
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Nissan declines talks with union after Mississippi rally

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. has declined to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant after a March 4 pro-union rally headlined by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott Becker to the United Auto Workers union declines to address demands presented after a March 4 pro-union rally. Among other things, the union had demanded that Nissan...

March 24, 2017
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Pilots' union says AA is leaving standby passengers behind

DALLAS (AP) — The head of the pilots' union said Thursday that American Airlines is leaving thousands of standby passengers at the gate to make sure that flights depart on time. Nearly 20,000 passengers were denied boarding in February even though there were empty seats, Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said. He called it intolerable. American carried more than 14 million passengers last month. The airline has been trying to improve its on-time performance. It ranked eighth among the nation's largest 12 airlines at on-time arrivals in 2016, but rose to third in January, the latest month for which government figures are available. American did not dispute that some passengers and...

March 24, 2017

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Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as president doesn't violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In a letter to the Trump Organization, General Services Administration Contracting Officer Kevin M. Terry says he has determined that the president's business is in "full compliance" because profits from the hotel won't go directly to Trump while he's president. The 2013 lease for the Trump International Hotel expressly forbids any federal official from participating or benefiting from the project, a $200 million renovation of historic Old Post Office...

March 23, 2017
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Trades for March 22, 2017

Trades for today are in the HCP-HCP stock in the U.S Financial Sector and...

March 22, 2017
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Justice Department settles suit over LA Dodgers broadcasts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T's DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers baseball in Los Angeles. The suit claimed DirecTV swapped information with Cox Communications Inc., Charter Communications Inc. and AT&T — before it acquired DirecTV — during...

March 24, 2017
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Trades for March 21, 2017

Trades for today are in the PetroChina-PTR stock in the U.S Energy Sector...

March 21, 2017
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Forex Weekly Outlook

A complete look at the week ahead in the Forex market and how to trade the...

March 19, 2017
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Trades for March 15, 2017

Trades for today are in the America Movil-AMX stock in the U.S Services...

March 14, 2017
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Ukraine ex-finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto...

March 24, 2017
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Obama's top civil rights lawyer to lead advocacy coalition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top civil rights lawyer...

March 23, 2017
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Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican...

March 23, 2017