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You and Your Money

December 2012 Archives

Tips for Year-of-End Charitable Giving

Tips for Year-of-End Charitable Giving

As 2012 comes to a close, individuals and businesses need to remember some key tax provisions for making contributions to charity. The IRS offers these reminders for year-end giving: continue reading »

JUST IN:  Unemployment Rate Hits a 4-Year Low, Falls to 350,000

JUST IN:  Unemployment Rate Hits a 4-Year Low, Falls to 350,000

In the week ending December 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 350,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 362,000. The 4-week moving average was 356,750, a decrease of 11,250 from the previous week's revised average of 368,000. continue reading »

POLL:  With or Without ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Most Americans Expect Recession in 2013

POLL:  With or Without ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Most Americans Expect Recession in 2013

Most voters nationwide expect a recession in 2013 regardless of whether a deal is reached to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.” continue reading »

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Joins ‘Fix the Debt’ Steering Committee

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Joins ‘Fix the Debt’ Steering Committee

Today, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the Campaign to Fix the Debt Steering Committee. As a former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention continue reading »