The bottom-feeders come out in force whenever the economy is bad, pretending to offer you or others assistance.
Here's what may happen if Congress doesn't raise the federal government's debt limit by Aug. 2. It won't be pretty.
The agency shows no mercy even if it erroneously sent the money in the first place.
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A new patent law could result in a more efficient process -- which could create jobs and enhance America's global competitiveness. Too bad it might crush the little guy.
IRA owners turning 70½ this year must comply with required minimum withdrawal rules -- or pay a costly penalty.
According to the government's lawsuit, the phony claims -- apparently processed by a single tax preparer -- were spread over some 300 accounts in several different banks.
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