Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 30

Marching towards greater inequality

The world’s super rich, according to a new report, are squirreling away phenomenal quantities of their cash in secret tax havens. By Sam Pizzigati Are America’s rich getting richer? Certainly. Every official yardstick shows that America’s most affluent are upping their incomes much faster than everyone else. How fast? Between 1980 and 2010, note economists …

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Jul 30

One nation, under the gun

Why do so many Americans believe that to properly protect ourselves today, we need guns? By William A. Collins Won’t be me Who spoils your fun, Go ahead, And tote that gun. Following that dark opening-night screening of the latest Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, it’s time to contemplate yet again why America’s troubled young …

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Jul 30

Teachers of the Year announced

Sharone Woolen from Marshall ISD and Cynthia Kling from Athens ISD have been named Elementary and Secondary Teachers’ of the Year by Region 7 Education Service Center. Both of these educators will represent Region 7 as its nominees for the 2013 Texas Teacher of the Year.   Woolen and Kling were nominated by their local …

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Jul 30

Blood needed

Good Shepherd Medical Center to host blood drive with Carter BloodCare Summer is not yet over in Texas.  August is a time to take a few extra moments to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family, attend sporting events, and cool off with a Jr. Frosty™ from Wendy’s. To help patients across our region in …

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Jul 30

What healthcare reform means to you

By Jason Alderman Much was made of the size and complexity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act when President Obama signed it into law in 2010. But now that the Supreme Court has upheld much of the act’s constitutionality, it’s a good time to review key provisions that have already gone live and …

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Jul 21

Debit overdraft fees

By Mary Hunt Remember the way banks used to slap debit-card users with outrageous bounce fees if you happened to operate too close to the edge? It was so crazy, a six-dollar burger could end up costing $45 or more if all you had in your account was $5.99. What irked me, as well as …

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Jul 21

Personal financial change: adjust withholdings

According to Clay Sanford, IRS spokesman one should try to have their income tax withholding match actual tax liability. If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use …

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