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The Dirty Dozen, 12 Things That Will Get You Audited By The IRS.

Most people think the IRS is like big brother and watches everything that comes in  their way. Truth is only about 1% actually get audited. That doesn't mean you should go crazy and write off everything, but if you are filling out a schedule C, there are things the government looks for that they consider a red flag.  These twelve things will get you audited fast. It's best to avoid being audited because if they catch you at something, there may be some hefty penalties.

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Governor Brewer Felt “Threatened” By Obama; Follow-Up To Arizona Airport Exchange

As more information surfaces in regards to the "exchange" between Barack Obama and Governor Jan Brewer on the airport tarmac in Arizona, comes the detail that Brewer felt "threatened".
I felt a little bit threatened, if you will, and the attitutude that he had because I was there to welcom

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You Won’t Believe How Much Americans Spend on Coffee and Lunch Each Year

A new survey of Americans’ workplace spending habits shows we’re dropping an awful lot on incidentals like coffee and restaurant lunches every year — $3,000 per person, on average.

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Image Control For Barack Obama; Exchange With Arizona Governor Gets Tense

It was damage-control gone wrong - as Barack Obama scolds Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for a second time.

Three months after she published her unflattering description of him, it appears President Obama is still miffed with Gov

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More Than What’s On The Surface As Obama Seeks New Powers

At first glance, Barrack Obama appears to be "making government work better" with his call for a change in his Presidential powers.  You could call it "answering the electorate's call for government efficiency"

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Pennies, Nickels and Dimes, Oh My! Coins on the Rise in the US — Dollars and Sense

Officials at the US Mint have spotted a sign they say is indicative of an improving economy — coin shipments are increasing.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Family at KFC [VIDEO]

We’ve all seen the heartwarming videos of soldiers stationed overseas surprising their children stateside with early returns home.

And that’s how this video of Capt. Cherissa Jackson, who had been deployed in Afghanistan, begins, with mom surprising her daughters Anita and Ashley at a Gaitherburg, Maryland Kentucky Fried Chicken. But then it gets even more touching. 

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Bald Beautiful Barbie

If cancer survivors have their say - Barbie could be coming to a store near you -- bald.
movement is afoot on Facebook to create a "Bald Barbie" as a role model for young girls going through chemotherapy or suffering from hair loss conditions such as alopecia

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Steven Tyler to Supreme Court: Watch the language

Language and images have changed over the years. Some are saying the FCC has lost it's authority to police rules, some say they have become outdated. Many people ask me if I have ever cursed on the air. I'll tell you that answer in private. W

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Gas Prices Could Hit Record High This Year — Dollars and Sense

If it seems like it’s costing more and more to fill up your gas tank, it’s not just your imagination.

On average, a gallon of fuel costs 22 cents more than it did at this time last year. Worse yet, experts think it’ll climb higher still.

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Which States Charge the Most to Insure a New Car?

The cost of new cars doesn’t vary much from state-to-state, but the cost of insuring one absolutely does. In fact, auto insurance can cost as much as three times the national average in some states.

A new survey finds various state laws, weather, theft rates, and the overall percentage of uninsured drivers are just some of the factors leading to such drastic price disparities. So where will your wallet take the biggest hit?

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Dozens of Kmart and Sears Stores to Close After Disastrous Holiday Season

If you’re a regular shopper at Kmart or Sears, you may soon have fewer places to spend your money — parent company Sears Holdings has said that in light of decreased holiday sales, it’ll close at least 100 stores in the coming months.

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