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This past year may have been one of the most complicated tax seasons ever, but there are also recent updates that may affect your taxes when you file your return next year.

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Last year, Ariele Doolittle, a tax lawyer, got a call from a client who lived and worked in New York but was considering working remotely from California temporarily after his offices were shuttered in the pandemic.

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This past year may have been one of the most complicated tax seasons ever, but there are also recent updates that may affect your taxes when you file your return next year.

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Spending more time at home and watching popular home shows on HGTV like “Fixer Upper” and “Love It or List It” have inspired many across the nation to work on projects to update their homes. Updating your home not only brings visual appeal but can also bring monetary value. The first impress…

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As Tax Day approaches, an underused part of many health care plans could offer a chance to significantly reduce your tax bill.

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When the pandemic upended our lives, many of us were forced to stay home and shift our work and hobbies to the internet. Office meetings and classrooms were replaced with video calls. We binged on Netflix, played more video games and shopped online.

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It was inevitable: When companies made it simple to apply for a job online, applications poured in. To wade through this ever-rising tide of resumes, human resources departments are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence systems to pluck out the candidates

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LOS ANGELES — George Segal, the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and worked into his late 80s on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs,” died March 23 in Santa Rosa, California. He was 87. 

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BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder police chief said Tuesday that a 21-year-old man from a Denver suburb had been charged with 10 counts of murder in the shooting Monday at a grocery store in Boulder that left 10 people dead.

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HOUSTON — Even as oil and gasoline prices rise, industry executives are resisting their usual impulse to pump more oil out of the ground, which could keep energy prices moving up as the economy recovers.

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Special savings accounts for people with disabilities are getting fresh attention as a way to safely put aside all or part of federal stimulus payments.

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The annual gala to benefit a nonprofit group, even one with a good cause? Feels rather old-fashioned. Those glossy annual reports? The money could be better spent. And, please, no generic requests for money.

Add this to the financial fallout from the pandemic: More consumers are complaining about errors on their credit reports, and many are frustrated when trying to fix the mistakes, according to federal complaint data.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested on Monday at an airport in Virginia on international drug trafficking charges, the Justice Department said.

The tax filing season opened Friday, and with it a question different from other tax years: How will the stimulus payments and unemployment income affect taxes?

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A FedEx driver handcrafting soaps. A hairstylist hawking porkless bao buns. A restaurant manager repurposing denim jackets.

The federal budget deficit is on course to reach $2.3 trillion for the 2021 fiscal year even if Congress does not pass another economic rescue bill, an amount slightly lower than the $3 trillion level it topped last year but still the second-highest deficit since World War II, the Congressio…

Ivo Puidak, who cooked for Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan as the head chef at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, built the Galena Canning Co. into a thriving specialty food business, selling premium barbecue sauces, salsas and seasonings around the country.

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The GameStop stock saga — with its element of David versus Goliath, not to mention its head-turning price gains followed by stomach-churning drops — may have been all the talk of Wall Street in the last couple of weeks.

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People who missed open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health insurance late last year will get another opportunity to sign up, starting this week.

For most New Mexico businesses, the arrival of COVID-19 wreaked havoc, caused shutdowns or threatened doom. But for one enterprise — potentially one of the world’s largest nuclear waste sites — the pandemic offered an unusual opportunity.

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Many parts of the GameStop story – the wild swings over the past couple of weeks in shares of the video game retailer and a few dozen other out-of-favor stocks – are not exactly new.

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The start of tax filing season is postponed by a couple of weeks this year, but the government says it expects to pay most refunds reasonably quickly.

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A new, shorter version of the federal student aid form is aimed at encouraging more families to complete it and qualify for financial help. But tweaks to its underlying formula could reduce aid for some families, particularly more affluent ones with more than one child in college.

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The new year is a good time to focus on paying down credit card balances accrued over previous months, particularly during the holidays, even if, like many Americans, you are carrying less credit card debt than you were before the pandemic.

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Seven years ago, Laura McKowen started a drinking journal. She knew alcohol was an issue for her — she knew it when her 4-year-old daughter helped her clean up the morning after a blackout, and she knew it the 10th time she drove to work hung over — but she needed to see it.

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For Ashlie Ordonez, owner of the Bare Bar Studio, a spa in Denver, vaccinations for the coronavirus can’t come soon enough. While she anticipates better days later this year, surviving until then will be a struggle, and she knows the next few months will be lean ones.

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Fewer high school students are completing an important step in the college financial aid process, raising concerns about another “lost class” of college freshmen in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Getting a master’s in business administration is about a lot more than book learning.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. imports from China are surging as the year draws to a close, fueled by stay-at-home shoppers who are snapping up Chinese-made furniture and appliances, along with Barbie Dream Houses and bicycles for the holidays.

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Talk to the staff members of charitable organizations these days and they will tell you they have never seen a year like 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the hardships it has wrought. Millions of Americans are out of work or newly living in poverty and many others are socially isolated, …

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Sylvia Lopez, who was laid off from her job this year because of the pandemic, saw an adorable pug puppy named Ted online. For $400, a price advertised as a promotion, she bought the puppy and then paid more than $800 to have it flown from Virginia to her home in Texas, where she and her fam…

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Dr. Greg Ribakove, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, likes to source his own investments. As part of a group of doctors, he invests in medical companies where the club has firsthand knowledge.

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As annual open enrollment proceeds for Affordable Care Act health plans, millions of Americans have signed up for low-cost coverage. But some people, like those who earn too much to qualify for financial help under the health care law, may find the cost of a plan daunting.

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Netflix is on a roll this year, with “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” all garnering Oscar buzz. Well, hold onto your spacesuits for the latest — “The Midnight Sky.”

NEW YORK  — In the land of lexicography, out of the whole of the English language, 2020’s word of the year is a vocabulary of one.

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