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Earn Free CME's, CNEs, CEUs, CPE with "Explaining the Unexplained" CDC Video- Expires January 21, 2014.

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 06:53:00 +0000

This exciting session of Grand Rounds focused on rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases. As our world increases in interconnectivity of both technology and people, the rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases becomes more important for disease treatment, control, and prevention.Earn Free CME's, CNEs, CEUs, CPE with "Explaining the Unexplained" CDC Video- Expires January 21, 2014. 



Eight Facts to Know if You Receive an IRS Letter or Notice

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:28:00 +0000

The IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with simply, without having to call or visit an IRS office.  Eight Facts to Know if You Receive an IRS Letter or Notice



IRS: Need Extra Time to Complete Your Tax Return? File for an Extension

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 02:55:00 +0000

Even though the tax filing deadline is later than usual this year – April 17 – many taxpayers may still need more time to file their tax return. If you need extra time, you can get an automatic six-month extension of time to file from the IRS...... IRS: Need Extra Time to Complete Your Tax Return? File for an Extension



Child Heatstroke: Where's baby? Look before you lock

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:18:00 +0000

NHSTA today announced its first-ever national campaign to prevent child heatstroke deaths in cars, urging parents and caregivers to think "Where's baby? Look before you lock. " Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle related deaths for children under the age of 14, with at least 33 fatalities reported in 2011 alone... Child Heatstroke: Where's baby? Look before you lock



Tax Time Stress: IRS offers Tax Tips to Reduce Tax-Time Stress

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:44:00 +0000

You may not be thinking about your tax return right now, but summer is a great time to start planning for next year. Organized records not only make preparing your return easier, but may also remind you of relevant transactions, help you prepare a response if you receive an IRS notice, or substantiate items on your return if you are selected for an audit. Tax Time Stress: IRS offers Tax Tips to Reduce Tax-Time Stress



IRS Back-to-School Tips for Students and Parents Paying College Expenses

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:51:00 +0000

Whether you're a recent graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to get to campus – and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind....IRS Back-to-School Tips for Students and Parents Paying College Expenses



Correction: U.S. Federal Rating: Standard & Poor Lowers Rating of the U.S. Government from AAA to AA+

Sat, 06 Aug 2011 02:11:00 +0000

Earlier today, Standard & Poor's rating agency lowered the long-term rating of the U.S. government and federal agencies from AAA to AA+. With regard to this action, the federal banking agencies are providing the following guidance to banks, savings associations, credit unions, and bank and savings and loan holding companies (collectively, banking organizations. U.S. Federal Rating: Standard & Poor Lowers Lowers Rating of the U.S. Government from AAA to AA+ 



U.S. Federal Rating: Standard & Poor Lowers Lowers Rating of the U.S. Government from AAA to AA+

Sat, 06 Aug 2011 01:49:00 +0000

Earlier today, Standard & Poor's rating agency lowered the long-term rating of the U.S. government and federal agencies from AAA to AA+. With regard to this action, the federal banking agencies are providing the following guidance to banks, savings associations, credit unions, and bank and savings and loan holding companies (collectively, banking organizations. U.S. Federal Rating: Standard & Poor Lowers Lowers Rating of the U.S. Government from AAA to AA+



Bank Closure:Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington, Illinois, Assumes All of the Deposits of Bank of Shorewood, Shorewood, Illinois

Sat, 06 Aug 2011 01:05:00 +0000

Bank of Shorewood, Shorewood, Illinois, was closed today by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Division of Banking, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver.Bank Closure:Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington, Illinois, Assumes All of the Deposits of Bank of Shorewood, Shorewood, Illinois



IRS Identifies Organizations that Have Lost Tax-Exempt Status

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:05:00 +0000

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that approximately 275,000 organizations under the law have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years. IRS Identifies Organizations that Have Lost Tax-Exempt Status



Tax Day 2011: How to Find What You Need Before Tax

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 02:44:00 +0000

With the Monday, April 18th federal income tax deadline rapidly approaching the IRS wants remind taxpayers about the self-help tools that are available to make filing taxes easier. Tax Day 2011: How to Find What You Need Before Tax




IRS: Beware of Tax Scams

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:11:00 +0000

The IRS wants taxpayers to be aware of tax scams. These scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution. IRS: Beware of Tax Scams




FCC Announces Cell Jammers, GPS Jammers, and Other Jamming Devices Campaign

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 04:16:00 +0000

In recent years, the number of websites offering  "cell jammers" or similar devices designed to block communications and create a "quiet zone" in vehicles, schools, theaters, restaurants, and other places has increased substantially. FCC Announces Cell Jammers, GPS Jammers, and Other Jamming Devices Campaign




In Vitro Fertilization: Risks & Blessings

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 04:15:00 +0000

I hadn't given much thought to the possibility of multiples because I knew going into it that, at age 41, my chances of conceiving at all with In Vitro Fertilization were not great. When the doctor confirmed, after four weeks of ultrasounds, that there were definitely two babies, I was thrilled. In Vitro Fertilization: Risks & Blessings




Bank Overdraft Fees Policy: Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Overdraft Fees

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 04:48:00 +0000

An overdraft can occur when you try to spend more money than you have available in your checking account. For example, let's assume you have $40 in your account. You ask the phone company to electronically deduct $35 from your checking account to pay the bill. You now have $5 available. Next, you use your debit card to make a $10 purchase. Bank Overdraft Fees Policy: Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Overdraft Fees




FTC's Mortgage Relief Scams Ban Takes Effect

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:56:00 +0000

The advance fee ban under the FTC's Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule is designed to protect financially distressed homeowners from mortgage relief scams that have sprung up during the mortgage crisis FTC's Mortgage Relief scams Ban Takes Effect



IRS: Important Tax Law Changes for 2010

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:29:00 +0000

Taxpayers should make sure they are aware of many important changes to the tax law before they complete their 2010 federal income tax return. IRS: Important Tax Law Changes for 2010





IRS: Five Tax Tips for Recently Married or Divorced Taxpayers

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:30:00 +0000

If you changed your name as a result of a recent marriage or divorce you'll want to take the necessary steps to ensure the name on your tax return matches the name registered with the Social Security Administration. IRS: Five Tax Tips for Recently Married or Divorced Taxpayers



IRS: Making Work Pay Credit Important Facts

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:37:00 +0000

Many working taxpayers are eligible for the Making Work Pay Tax Credit in 2010. The credit is based on earned income and is claimed on your 2010 tax return when you file your taxes in 2011. IRS: Making Work Pay Credit Important Facts




Top 10 Reasons to Visit the IRS Website

Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:03:00 +0000

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the IRS Website Don't wait in line, go online. Point and click your way through the tax season. All you need is a computer and Internet access because the IRS website has a wealth of free information and online tax support. Top 10 Reasons to Visit the IRS Website




Avoiding Internet Scams:10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 04:08:00 +0000

Con artists often insist that people wire money, especially overseas, because it's nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace the money. Donate  wire money to strangers, to sellers who insist on wire transfers for payment, or to someone who claims to be a relative in an emergency (and wants to keep the request a secret.. Avoiding Internet Scams:10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud




IRS: In 2011, Many Tax Benefits Increase Slightly Due to Inflation Adjustments

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 03:54:00 +0000

In 2011, personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise and tax brackets will widen due to inflation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. IRS: In 2011, Many Tax Benefits Increase Slightly Due to Inflation Adjustments




Commercial Fundraisers Companies: California Releases Report Detailing Use of Funds of Commercial Fundraisers

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 03:52:00 +0000

The annual report on commercial fundraisers released today found commercial fundraisers in California raised $391.5 million in 2009 but charitable organizations received less than 43% of those funds Commercial Fundraisers Companies: California Releases Report Detailing Use of Funds of Commercial Fundraisers



Internet Scams: Don't Get Scammed this Holiday Season says FBI

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:55:00 +0000

Be wary of e-mails or text messages that indicate a problem or question regarding your financial accounts. Criminals will attempt to direct victims to click a link or call a number to update an account or correct a purported problem. The links may appear to lead you to legitimate websites, but they are not. Any personal information you share on them could be compromised. Internet Scams: Don't Get Scammed this Holiday Season says FBI





Online Dating Scams: Sending Money in the Name of Love

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:52:00 +0000

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, warns that scammers sometimes use online dating and social networking sites to try to convince people to send money in the name of love. Online Dating Scams: Sending Money in the Name of Love