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Senator Joe Manchin (D - West Virginia), in reaction to recent news that the IRS has give millions in bonuses to employees with serious disciplinary violations, including tax evasion, is demanding that the service take back the bonus money from those workers who have failed to pay taxes, said the Hill.
The United States no longer has the wealthiest middle class in the world--that distinction now belongs to Canada, according to the New York Times. Looking at after-tax middle class incomes, it would appear, according to the Times, that Canadians are making slightly more than Americans in the same economic stratum. This is despite the strong economic growth that the U.S.
Consider this one of the fishiest Sarbanes-Oxley suits in the history of the law: an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is urging the justices to weigh in on whether shredding fish is comparable to shredding documents, as both were used to hide violations of federal law, according to Forbes. In the case Yates vs.
Ever get a business card from someone at a networking event and feel disappointed that it's not made out of smoked and salted meat? Who hasn't? For all of us, then, there is the Meatcard: it's a business card made out of meat. Specifically, it's a business card with the information laser-etched on to a piece of beef jerky. Informative and tasty, and certainly memorable. If you get one, though, just make sure to write the information down on a non-edible sheet of paper before you eat your contact.
A poll by the American Psychological Association has shown that half of Americans don't really trust their employers, according to the Wall Street Journal. The poll, taken among 1,562 working adults, revealed that half of U.S. workers don't feel their employers are upfront with them, while 25 percent simply don't trust the companies they work for, said the Journal.
A survey of what sorts of investments are the best over the long term has shown a string class divide, with wealthier Americans saying that stocks and real estate are the best, while poorer Americans insist on gold, according to CNN. Wealthy people are most likely to own their own homes, and 33 percent of homeowners believe real estate is the best choice for long-term investment; by contrast, 31 percent of those who make less than $30,000 a year say that gold is the
A recent study has found that dollar bills are really, really gross: scientists, analyzing $1 bills, have identified about 3,000 different types of bacteria on the money in your wallet, only 20 percent of which they could actually identify, as many of them have yet to be catalogued in genetic data banks, said the Wall Street Journal.