If you win that huge prize, you might want to party like a rock star. But a financial advisor would probably tell you to invest it like Grandma. You'd still have millions to spend every year.
Representatives say they gave money in 2010 to pay for advocacy of their industry in Washington, not for political purposes.
The impact on the bottom line would be minimal and the oil companies might even earn some good will from policymakers and the public.
The IRS has increased the rate of audits, and nearly 30% of the very rich got their returns examined in 2011. That compares with 1% of taxpayers overall.
The coins, which cost 1.6 cents apiece to make, will be gradually withdrawn from circulation this year.
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