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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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle. But an improved technology could keep maple sugarers from working late into the night boiling sap into syrup. The new machine can remove more water from sap, leaving a higher sugar content in half the time and energy it takes to heat into syrup. "For commercial maple producers,...

February 26, 2017
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Save or splurge? Making the most of your tax refund

Tax refund time is here. Last year the IRS issued 111 million refunds, with an average refund of $2,860. More than 70 percent of taxpayers will get refunds this year, the IRS estimates. We asked experts for their tips on how to make the most of your windfall. SAVE A tax refund is a great opportunity to establish or bolster your emergency savings. Ideally you'd have reserves to cover at least six months of...

February 26, 2017
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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. Suddenly, Regan could read a newspaper while eating breakfast and make out the faces of his co-workers from across the room. He's been able to attend plays and watch what's happening on stage, without...

February 26, 2017
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Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Saudi King Salman arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia. The king was received by an honor guard and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as he began a four-day official visit to the Southeast Asian country. It is Salman's first visit to Muslim-majority Malaysia since he took the throne in January 2015. The last Saudi monarch to visit was his predecessor, King Abdullah, who visited in 2006. Najib said the king's visit would strengthen ties between the two countries in fighting terrorism based on a strong belief in tolerance, moderation and comprehensive security of Islam, the official Saudi Press Agency...

February 26, 2017

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Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demands

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say they are drawing closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to restore flights to Egypt. They say work has begun this week to install up to 16 finger-print security gates for employees at two of Cairo airport's main terminals and to raise a potentially vulnerable stretch of the facility's perimeter fence at a residential Cairo suburb. The officials say 16 such gates have already been installed at the facility's 1 and 3 terminals at Moscow's request. The officials spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Moscow suspended air links to Egypt after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner over...

February 26, 2017
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Forex Weekly Outlook

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

February 26, 2017
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What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people. That's why making big changes to tax laws is so hard — and why it hasn't been done for 30 years. Unless Congress simply cuts taxes for everyone, there will be winners and losers, and the losers won't...

February 26, 2017
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Trades for February 23, 2017

Trades for today are in the Federated Investors-FII stock and in the Forex...

February 23, 2017
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Trades for February 22, 2017

Trades for today are in the Janus Capital Group-JNS stock in the U.S...

February 21, 2017
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Forex Weekly Outlook

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February 19, 2017
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Israel to Amazon: Stop selling Holocaust-denying literature

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to...

February 26, 2017
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New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has...

February 26, 2017
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Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes

As drugmakers pushed back against rising criticism over sky-high U.S....

February 26, 2017