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Apr 13, 2018

Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire

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What happens when welfare is tied to work? Plus, a primer on Russian internet usage, the questions your accountant gets the most (and answers, too) and a look at the ins and outs of being a major league umpire. 

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by Paulina Velasco and Jana Kasperkevic Apr 13, 2018
The president seems to think so, but not all experts agree.
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4 things to know about Russian internet usage

by Eliza Mills Apr 13, 2018
Russians really love YouTube.
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by Marketplace Weekend Staff Apr 13, 2018
What you need to know before you decide to invest.
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New Farm Bill proposes changes to food stamps

by Paulina Velasco Apr 13, 2018
80% of spending in the Farm Bill goes to food stamps

Choose a job you love and you will never have to ... die prematurely?

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 13, 2018
Work could be "really and truly killing us," according to Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer.
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How to be an umpire

by Eliza Mills Apr 13, 2018
No, yelling "safe" at the TV doesn't count.
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Out with the old tax season, in with the new

by Paulina Velasco Apr 13, 2018
Accountants are already fielding questions about the new tax law, even as they wrap up the 2017 season.
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