The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. Source: The Department of Labor
A conservative group with Republican ties called the Independent Women’s Forum is airing an ad that says “300,000 American women with breast cancer might have died” if our health care were “government run” like England’s, citing the American Cancer Society as a source …
Q: Will the "Cash for Clunkers" credits be taxed as income for consumers who participated in the program?
A: The act establishing the program prohibits the credit from being treated as income for federal income tax purposes. The credits, however, may be subject to a state or local income tax depending on the laws of the state or locality where the consumer resides.
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AAA projects that 39.1 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Labor Day weekend, a decrease of 13.3 percent from last year, when Labor Day travel reached its […]
We’ve burned through rather a lot of pixels combating the claims of those who deny that Barack Obama is eligible to be president of the United States. He is, by […]
The average cost of a family health insurance premium for employer-sponsored coverage more than doubled in the past nine years, going from $5,791 (inflation-adjusted) in 1999 to $12,680 last year. […]
Two liberal groups, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America are airing an ad that faults Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley for not supporting a "public option" as part […]
Sales at family clothing stores in the U.S. in August last year totaled $7.6 billion. December was the only month with significantly higher sales. Source: Census Bureau
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