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Warren Buffet Calls for Expanding EITC: Tax Administration Impact Highlights There is No Free Lunch

One of the hot button political issues of the day is income inequality. The stagnation of low-income workers’ wages has focused attention on policies to offset that, such as possibly raising the minimum wage or boosting tax benefits. Last week, Warren Buffet in an Op-Ed piece in the Wall Street …

LG Watch Urbane Review: A True Rival For Apple's Watch

When I wear the LG Watch Urbane people almost never ask me about it. Why? Because it looks like a watch. Other smart watches, like the original Samsung Gear and the Sony Smartwatch 3 attracted more questions from people, perhaps because they’re more obviously not watches.<p>The shape helps, like the G …

Charter set to announce Time Warner Cable acquisition

<b>UPDATE: New Tuesday story on the announcement</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Time Warner Cable has a new potential buyer: Charter Communications.<p>Charter will announce a three-way proposal to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC) and a smaller cable provider, Bright House Networks, on Tuesday, people close to the talks say.<p>The bid will …

Apple Names Jony Ive ‘Chief Design Officer’

Apple’s Jony Ive, the design genius often credited for Apple’s innovative and unique industrial design language over the past couple of decades, has taken on a new role at the company: Chief Design Officer. The new role elevates him above his previous SVP status, and also installs Richard Howarth …

Google I/O 2015: What you should expect

With Google’s annual conference right around the corner, we’re left anticipating what news is on the horizon. Though Google I/O is meant for developers, consumers can look to it for concepts they likely will see on their devices in a few months time.<p>So what are we going to get at I/O this year? …