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Don’t Be Scared of Emerging Markets

Tim McCarthy If you looked back at many stories on investing in emerging markets over the past decade, you may have thought this category should not be a part of your total portfolio. Many retirees continue to think emerging markets are still too dangerous for investing. Yet what they are missing is just how many of these countries have now ...

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Top Hezbollah Leader Gunned Down Outside Beirut

Yellow tape seals off the scene where Hassan al-Laqis, a senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, was gunned down outside his home in southwest of Beirut. A top Hezbollah commander and founding member of the militant political group was slain by a group of gunmen outside his home south of Beirut early Wednesday. Hassan al-Laqis, Hezbollah’s top procurement ...

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The NFL Doesn’t Need Tax Exempt Status

The question about the National Football League’s nonprofit status is about far more than the NFL and sports leagues. Fundamentally, this is a debate about the tax code and what kind of relationship taxpayers want with the federal government. First, some context: Few Americans realize that every year Congress sets aside nearly $ 1 trillion for what are called tax ...

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Don’t Strip Away the NFL’s Tax Exempt Status

Every dollar of income that is earned in the National Football League – from game tickets, television rights fees, jersey sales and national sponsorships – is subject to tax. None of this income is shielded in a tax-exempt entity. Instead, the NFL’s 32 clubs pay tax on all of these revenues. Claims that the NFL is using a tax exemption ...

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‘Do-Nothing’ Congress Was Way More Productive Than the Current One

Despite being known as the “Do-nothing Congress,” the 80th Congress still passed more than 900 bills during its two years in office. The current Congress, meanwhile, has only passed 52 laws this year. In 1948, a stonewalled and exasperated President Harry Truman campaigned against the 80th “do-nothing” Congress, a gridlocked legislative body that at the time was unlike any prior ...

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Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms and Treatment

When you have diabetes mellitus, which is referred to as diabetes, your blood glucose level is consistently high. Untreated, a high sugar level damages your nerves. Blood vessels that take oxygen to your nerves are also damaged. Damaged nerves send messages slowly or at the wrong times, and nerves eventually stop sending messages to the brain. This damage is called ...

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Education Reform May Leave High-Performing Students Behind

Some say a focus on closing achievement gaps among low-performing students has left higher achievers behind. While national reading and math tests released Thursday show students have been making slow but steady gains, some education reformers say efforts to close achievement gaps have missed an entire group of students: those who perform at an advanced level. That’s because in recent ...

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Whoopi Goldberg and ‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden Take the Train Together

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg had quite the Friday, spending time with both the first lady and the vice president. Goldberg participated in the White House’s workshop on Hollywood, which encouraged high school students to pursue careers in film. Goldberg, who shared the stage with actress Blake Lively and producer Harvey Weinstein, among other, had to leave the event early because she ...

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UNESCO Revokes U.S. Voting Rights

UNESCO revoked the America’s right to vote in it’s council on Nov. 8, 2013, on account of its refusal to pay its dues to the international organization. The U.S. international influence took a hit Friday, after the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization suspended America’s voting rights in the council.  UNESCO deals with the tasks of designating World Heritage sites, ...

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Square May Follow Twitter Into IPO in Early 2014

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey may decide to take his Square credit card reader for smartphones public in 2014 following the success of the micro-blogging site’s IPO. Square CEO Jack Dorsey may take advantage of what seems to be a profitable market bubble for technology stocks by taking his mobile payments company public in early 2014 to follow the successful initial ...

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