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The Street: As the 2013 income tax filing deadline looms, only a few investors will rush to claim a tax deduction by making a contribution to an individual retirement account (IRA).
The Street: Not quite sure how you'll spend your tax refund? You may take inspiration from these seven everyday Americans. From home improvement projects to family vacations, here's how they're putting their refund checks to good use this year.
The Street: Some insurance providers are "refusing to renew existing homeowner insurance policies on houses with roofs older than 20 years" without an inspection.
The Street: Parents of college students or those working on their own degree should know of the many tax breaks linked to college spending that can make a big difference when you ship your taxes off to the IRS.
Michelle Singletary: The Department of Labor is moving ahead with a proposal for transparency.
The Street: For investors with a high risk tolerance, Puerto Rico debt yielding about 8 percent tax-free has drawn some sophisticated buyers.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose last week but remained close to historically low levels.
The Street: Homeowners who think refinancing will be a breeze often find the doors slammed in their faces. The mortgage you get today may be the one you're stuck with.
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) - When a German tourist refused to surrender his passport as collateral at a car rental stand along a popular beach in the Thai resort city of Phuket, the woman behind the counter pulled out a bag full of passport books to prove he could trust her.
To steal Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 out of midair would require a pilot who knew how to elude detection by both civilian and military radar. It would take a runway at least a mile long to land the wide-body jet, possibly in the dark, and a hangar big enough to hide it. All without being seen.
NEW YORK (AP) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday he will not run for governor and criticized the state's Republican Party for failing to unify behind him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge in New York has left the rate that Internet radio giant Pandora must pay songwriters unchanged at 1.85 percent of revenue for the next two years.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. government is relinquishing its control of the Internet's address system in a shift that may raise questions about the future direction of online innovation and communications.
Chinese social media company Weibo Corp. has filed plans for a potential initial public offering of its shares in the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble will stop offering a stand-alone Nook app for Windows and instead deliver Nook media to Microsoft's Consumer Reader app.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story.
DEAR HARRY: I have just become engaged to a really nice guy. He is as good to me as I could possibly have hoped. He has a good job with excellent prospects. Last weekend, we discussed a lot of things related to our marriage, including finances.