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Persuading us to save not spend our tax refund

Researchers to track a TurboTax reminder at the "golden moment" when taxpayers can be motivated to save.
Posted In: tax refund, Saving
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Just how would the 'sequester' affect you?

For one thing, 63,000 kids would get booted from Head Start.
Posted In: sequestration, Education, defense, budget
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Turning cash into online payments for the unbanked

PayNearMe is one of many companies finding opportunity in services for millions of people who don't have bank accounts.
Posted In: unbanked, underbanked, digital divide
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A brief history of the income tax

The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
Posted In: income tax, progressive tax, middle class
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Facebook earnings expected to show mobile ad growth

As more users check Facebook on their smart phones, its mobile advertising strategy is critical to success.
Posted In: Facebook, quarterly report, mobile apps, facebook social media privacy advertising, advertising
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So, do Super Bowl ads really work?

What's the return on investment from a $4 million Super Bowl ad buy?
Posted In: Super Bowl commercials, Super Bowl, advertising
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The power Library of Congress has on cell phones

The nation's foremost repository of copyrighted material also oversees digital copyrights.
Posted In: Library of Congress, smartphone
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Unlock your phone? You're breaking the law

If you're the type of tech savvy person who likes to hack your own electronics, you might be interested to know that unlocking your own cell phone without your provider's permission actually became illegal over the weekend.
Posted In: smart phones, telecom, regulation
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Long Island Power slammed for slow Sandy response

Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy power has been restored for most people affected by the storm. But the embattled LIPA is still dealing with a wave of criticism over its performance.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, power grid, utilities
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High-rise renters hurt by Sandy flooding

The flooding from Superstorm Sandy has displaced a lot of New Yorkers, including those who live far above the high-water mark.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, flood, manhattan

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