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Do You Volunteer for a Charitable Organization? Tax Deductions may Apply...

Learn which types of volunteer services could be deductible when you contribute your time to a qualified organization.<p>If you itemize deductions on …

Egypt's ousting of Mohamed Morsi was a coup, says John McCain

A senior US senator, John McCain, has described the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi as a coup, in a move that contradicts the White House.<p>Officials, including Barack Obama, have avoided using the term to characterise the armed overthrow of Morsi's government on 3 July, largely …

Hassan Rouhani, Iran's New President, Reaches Out To U.S. In First Press Conference

By Marcus George and Yeganeh Torbati<p>DUBAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani used his first press conference on Tuesday to offer an olive branch to the United States in protracted talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, raising hopes of progress after years of …

Texas Passes Strict Abortion Law

Texas just passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the country.<p>The state's Senate adopted a bill close to midnight on Friday that bans abortions …

Seven UN peacekeepers killed in Sudan ambush

Gunmen ambushed a United Nations peacekeeping team on Saturday in Sudan's western region of Darfur, killing seven and wounding another 17 in the deadliest ever single attack on the international force in the country.<p>The assault included sustained heavy fire from machine guns and possibly …

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of "historically disproportionate aggression" against him during an extraordinary meeting with human rights activists and Russian officials at the Moscow airport where he has been trapped since 23 June.<p>In his first …

Prentice says other options besides Kitimat for Northern Gateway plan

Getting First Nations approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline will be "pretty tough," as long as the proposed terminus remains at Kitimat, B.C., says Alberta Premier Jim Prentice.<p>The Premier says there are other options besides Kitimat from which to load unrefined, heavy oil onto tankers …

Turkey parliament curtails army powers

<b>Turkey's parliament has amended the code governing the armed forces, curtailing their political influence.</b><p>The original rules gave the military responsibility of preserving the Republic of Turkey, a clause previously used as a justification for coups.<p>It now says the army's main duty is to protect …

US image in world slips as conflicts deflate Obama euphoria

Even with President Barack Obama fresh off a trip to Africa and headed in late summer for a trip to Russia, people outside the United States take a less favorable view of America than they did right after he became president.<p>Surveys from different parts of the world show the initial goodwill toward …

What Is a Good Credit Score?

Banks and loan companies typically don’t know you personally and have no way of knowing how likely you are to pay back a loan on time. So to …

Online degrees offer a better return on investment but little chance of getting rich

For the first time since the 1990s, college enrollment in the US is falling. Suddenly, everyone’s skeptical about the value of a degree. But the debate has mostly centered on the value of brick-and-mortar campuses.<p>That’s a shame because 7 million Americans are enrolled in an online course, or about …

Eliot Spitzer Won't Release Full Tax Returns Despite Criticism Of Mitt Romney For Same Refusal

NEW YORK -- The race for New York City comptroller turned into a small-scale reenactment of the 2012 presidential campaign as Eliot Spitzer's opponent hammered him for his refusal to release his full tax returns.<p>On Tuesday, Spitzer released partial returns that showed he paid an effective tax rate …

Phil Mickelson Wins British Open---And California Taxes It

Phil Mickelson’s come-from-behind win in the British Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Links in Scotland was decisive. The prize money of £945,000 ($1.43 million) is nice, but the big money will be in Mr. Mickelson’s brand extension. See Mickelson’s Brilliant British Open Win Will Pay Off Away …

Asia’s richest man is betting $1.26 billion on the trash crisis

Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, is pouring money into burning trash. The real estate tycoon is leading a consortium to buy Dutch waste treatment company called AVR for $1.26 billion (pdf) from private equity groups Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and CVC Capital Partners. AVR is the biggest …

Slowing China casts chill over global markets

China is back at the top of investor concerns after dismal trade numbers stirred concerns about the health of its economy, walloping major stock market indexes.<p>The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index suffered its worst decline in nearly two-and-a-half years, falling 3.1 per cent. The S&P 500, the …

We cannae give the economy no more, we’re giv’n it all we’ve got Captain

2013-06-17T13:32:27.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>The working theme at FT Alphaville towers is that we’re in somewhat of a damned if we do taper/suspend …

Foreign investors bought $14.9-billion in Canadian securities in April

Statistics Canada says non-resident investors acquired $14.9-billion of Canadian securities in April, adding both debt and equity securities to their holdings.<p>The agency says Canadian investors added $2.8-billion of foreign securities, a third straight month of acquisitions.<p>It says foreign …

Bombardier confirms European startup as buyer in C Series deal

Bombardier Inc. has disclosed that a previously announced order for 10 of its new C Series aircraft was placed by European startup Odyssey Airlines.<p>Meanwhile, Bombardier's arch-rival Embraer S.A. unveiled on Monday a new generation of bigger commercial jets in the category Bombardier is aiming to …

Economy to pick up as spending and business confidence rise

A further pick-up in the economy is in prospect with business confidence rising, consumer spending growing and pressure on household finances easing, according to survey data published on Monday.<p>Optimism among small businesses has reached its highest level for three years with confidence increasing …

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Microsoft Will Pay Ex-Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky For His Unvested Stock Worth Over $14 Million Today

If all of them were paid out today, with the stock trading at ~$34, Sinofsky would be getting $14.2 million.<p>Those were part of the terms of Sinofsky's retirement revealed in a form filed to the SEC and spotted Wednesday by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.<p>Specifically, Microsoft will pay Sinofsky for all of …

The coming shift in Apple’s iPhone retail strategy

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Apple (s aapl) CEO Tim Cook doesn’t just care how many iPhones his company sells, he also cares where they sell them. …

Billionaire Slim Puts $40 Million Into Shazam

The world’s second-richest man is putting his money where your smartphone’s mic is, with a $40 million investment in music-recognition app Shazam. The small British company with big ambitions has inked a partnership with Carlos Slim Helu and his company America Movil, ahead of its own IPO. As well …

Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80%

Amazon today announced that it is dropping the prices of dedicated instances on its EC2 cloud computing platform by up to 80%. Dedicated per region fees, which are charged on top of the regular EC2 fees, will now set developers back $2 per hour instead of $10, for example. That’s a large price cut, …