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55 popular tax breaks expiring at year’s end of 2013

55 popular tax breaks expiring at year's end of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, so will dozens of tax breaks that save companies billions of dollars in tax liability. Congress has allowed 55 tax breaks to expire but will likely restore many of them, retroactively, in the coming months, the Associated Press reported. In years past, the breaks have expired only to be restored in the months to ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s Affected by Cholesterol Level : Study

Alzheimer's Affected by Cholesterol Level

It’s no secret that keeping your cholesterol in check is good for your heart. Now there’s new research showing it could also be good for your brain. Patients like 65-year-old Ed Vitasa take medication to keep high cholesterol under control, and for him it’s working. He has a healthy ratio of good to bad cholesterol, which is good for his ... Read More »

Janet Yellen Nomination to Lead US Fed Advances in Senate

Janet Yellen Nomination to Lead US Fed Advances in Senate

A final confirmation vote by the U.S. Senate on Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve will be delayed until Jan. 6, avoiding a weekend session to consider her nomination. Under an agreement announced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tonight, senators will vote to advance Yellen’s nomination tomorrow, with the confirmation vote set for when the chamber ... Read More »

FDA Warns Against Use of Body-Building Supplement : Reports

FDA Warns Against Use of Body-Building Supplement

A dietary supplement could be pulled from shelves amid fears it is dangerous. Mass Destruction, which claims to build muscle, could cause liver damage and increase the risk of heart attacks and brain seizures. Officials warn that the product’s steroid content could lead to harmful side effects such as sterility in men, masculine characteristics in women and stunt children’s growth. Read More »

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan firing coming Sunday?

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan firing coming Sunday

What do you think about this whole mess? Will firing Mike Shanahan fix the problems plaguing the Redskins? It’s being reported that Sunday will be Mike Shanahan’s last day as coach of the Washington Redskins. The Washington Post cites “multiple people familiar with the situation” as saying that Shanahan will be fired after Sunday’s 20-6 season finale loss against the ... Read More »

Pennsylvania man admits beating ‘Amish Mafia’ star

Pennsylvania man admits beating 'Amish Mafia' star

Rapper Imir R. Williams – who also goes by the stage name Mirkat – has pleaded guilty to beating a star of the TV series Amish Mafia. Williams admitted on Thursday to assaulting and stalking girlfriend Esther Schmucker, who appears on the Discovery Channel show based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Authorities say Williams repeatedly punched Schmucker on October 31 at ... Read More »

Suicide bomber kills 30 in Russia (VIDEO)

Suicide bomber kills 30 in Russia

Security increased in Moscow and elsewhere after more than 30 are killed in deadly blasts just weeks before the start of the Sochi Olympics. A second terrorist attack in as many days in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has raised fears that Islamist militants are coordinating bombings as the country prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in ... Read More »

Box office Film Winner : ‘The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug’

Box office Film Winner : 'The Hobbit

The Christmas box office race: winner was “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” which has a tidy $190 million in the bank domestically. It’s nothing to sneeze at. But “Smaug” is running around $30 mil behind the first Hobbit movie, “An Unexpected Journey.” The Smaug may be too thick, or there are just a lot choices out there. Meantime, “American Hustle” ... Read More »