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Tess Torelli February 5, 2018

John Ewing | Portland Press Herald | Getty Images Keep an eye on your mailbox over the next few weeks: All of the information you need to prepare your return should be on its way. Filing season for the 2017 tax year began on Jan. 29. This year, the IRS bumped the deadline to file […]

Tess Torelli February 5, 2018

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, gestures while standing next to a printing plate for $1 dollar notes bearing Mnuchin’s name at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The political calculations appear fairly straightforward. Democrats, who opposed tax reform […]

Tess Torelli February 5, 2018

Giftofaservant: Amazon is one of your customers. Is there anything about their health benefits package that stands out from the rest of the industry, and points to their potential plans in the space? John Doyle: Our experience is that Amazon is focused on a competitive benefits package for its employees, but we don’t see anything […]

Tess Torelli February 5, 2018

Figuring out alimony has always been difficult for divorce lawyers, mediators and couples trying not to be couples. Thanks to the new tax code, it’s even tougher. In previous years, the pain of alimony stemmed in large part from each state having its own set of rules. These determined how much alimony payments should be […]

Tess Torelli February 5, 2018

First, the Super Bowl will obviously be shown on broadcast TV. So if you’re looking for a TV experience, just head over to NBC. Pretty easy. You’ve also got plenty of streaming options. NBC will stream the game for free via its NBC Sports apps and websites. If you’re paying to stream live TV via […]

Tess Torelli February 5, 2018

Steve Dipaola | Reuters Officials investigate the scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over interstate highway I-5 in DuPont, Washington, December 18, 2017. A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train near South Carolina’s capital killed two people and injured nearly 90 early Sunday, authorities said. It […]

Tess Torelli February 4, 2018

Competition is heating up among the two of the biggest music streaming services: Spotify and Apple Music. Though Spotify has long held the No. 1 spot, Apple Music appears to be adding subscriber accounts in the U.S. at a faster rate, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The tech giant’s U.S. subscriptions have been […]

Tess Torelli February 4, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Tuesday on legislation to keep federal agencies operating beyond Feb. 8, when existing funds expire, a senior House Republican aide said on Friday. The aide did not provide details, however, on the duration of this latest-in-a-series of temporary funding measures. Congressional negotiators are fighting over defense […]

Tess Torelli February 4, 2018

Tiffany Camhi rolls up to work on her motorcycle. Despite the eye-catching entrance Camhi makes each day, the Northern California resident prefers smaller motorcycles. Her 1983 Yamaha Virago XV500 is less in-your-face than a Harley-Davidson. “I could never see myself on a Harley,” said Camhi. “They’re really loud and super expensive.” The 30-year-old Camhi isn’t […]