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$917M in unclaimed tax refunds to expire April 15

March 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 8, 2008, file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies. If you didn’t bother filing a federal tax return for 2009, it might be a good time to rethink your tax strategy. [&hellip...

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Sharp drop in US homes lost to foreclosure in Feb.

March 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2007 file photo, a realty sign stands in front of one of the many homes that are in foreclosure in the Villages of Queen Creek in Queen Creek, Ariz. The number of U.S. homes repossessed by lenders fell to the lowest level in...

Japan’s parliament clears Kuroda to head BOJ

March 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 4, 2012 file photo, Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, who was recently nominated by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to head the country’s central bank, arrives at a lower house committee meeting in...

Samsung refreshes iPhone-challenging Galaxy line

March 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

JK Shin, President and Head of IT and Mobile Communications for Samsung Electronics, presents the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 during the Samsung Unpacked event at Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, March 14, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) NEW YORK (AP)...

New Zealand suffering biggest drought in 30 years

March 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

John Rose stands in a field on his dairy farm near Carterton, New Zealand, on Thursday, March 14, 2013. A drought in New Zealand’s North Island is costing farmers millions of dollars each day and is beginning to take a toll on the country’s...

Workers protest to get EU leaders to end austerity

March 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Union members light a fire during a demonstration outside of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Thousands of workers are converging on EU headquarters to demand an end to austerity measures in a demonstration coinciding with an EU summit...

Senate GOP tells Obama to tone down the attacks

March 14, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, leave a meeting with House Democrats at the Capitol, in Washington, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Polite yet firm, Senate Republicans...

Fla. charity figures pumped $1M to politicians

March 14, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 file photo, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Gov. Rick Scott embrace prior to his State of the State speech in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. Carroll resigned and nearly 60 other people were...

‘Veronica Mars’ film’s online fundraiser hits goal

March 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This 2007 publicity photo supplied by the CW shows Kristen Bell, who plays the title role in “Veronica Mars” on The CW Network. “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and stars of the TV show that aired from 2004-07 have launched an...

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline not major jobs creator

March 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama turns to reporters as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, after his closed-door meeting with House Speaker John Boehner and Republican lawmakers to discuss the budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)...