Potential employers can pull your credit report, with your permission. Declining can raise red flags.
Teva is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and MGM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Businesses small enough that their income is reported on owners' returns account for the greatest amount of underpaid taxes. Only 1% of those are audited.
Some people have managed to do it, and they've found the freedom that comes with spending much less than they earn.
Those couples who are living together -- don't they have spatulas, steamer baskets and toaster ovens already?
With a salary of only $1, founder Mark Zuckerberg may not owe Uncle Sam anything. And there are strategies that could keep him from ever paying income tax again.
One-Percenter of the Week: Even the highest earners sometimes take a hit, but Philippe Dauman will be OK. In 2011, he still collected 4 times the median pay for an S&P 500 CEO.
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