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Bargain Prices In The Stock, Bond Markets

In a world of easy money, it isn’t easy to find anything that seems like a bargain. When investors say that something is cheap today, it is usually only in a relative sense, such as tech stocks look cheaper than ...

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H-1B Program Continues To Experience Unexpected Twists, Turns And Uncertainty

On May 24, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received approximately 6,393 H-1B petitions out of a possible 20,000 that count toward the cap for fiscal year 2005 (Oct. 1, 2004 to Sept. 30, 2005). The announcement ...

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How To Prevent A Partnership Failure

Just as marriages don’t always work out, there is no guarantee that a business partnership will be successful. Before you enter into a partnership, here are some questions you should ask yourself. Why do I want a partner≠ Maybe there ...

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A Review Of Divorce Calculation Software

Difficult as it might be for those of us who don’t practice in the field to believe, matrimonial (or family or divorce) lawyers, really need software, too. Of course, to the extent that divorce is essentially litigation, the matrimonial lawyers ...

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The Truth About Mold: Is It The Latest Environmental Hazard≠

This is the first of three articles about mold as an increasing environmental concern. This article discusses technical aspects of mold issues. Next week, Terry Richman of Underberg & Kessler LLP, will address trends in mold litigation and the following ...

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Presidents' Tax Returns Available Online

Most taxpayers derive some comfort from the knowledge that their individual income tax returns are considered private information, and that even the Internal Revenue Service is barred from releasing this information to anyone other than authorized agencies and individuals. Nonetheless, ...

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The Creationism, Evolution Debate Still Continues Today

One year ago a school board candidate in Greece declared his support for the teaching of creationism alongside evolution because lessons in the former would “develop critical thinking skills” in students. Five years ago a charter school in Rochester proposed ...

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CPLR 4502(b): The Spousal Privilege

The fostering of uninhibited communications between spouses so as to promote domestic peace is at the heart of the spousal privilege. However, this troublesome privilege is not inviolate and not all communications between spouses are, or should be, immune from ...

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What Have The Last Five Years Taught Investors≠

You might not have noticed that March 31 more or less marked the fifth anniversary of the bursting of the stock market bubble in March 2000. What have investors learned by what happened in this turbulent half decade≠ If you ...

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Opera Version 8, And Podcasts Are Coming

Faithful readers may remember that I haven’t used Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as my default browser since back to version 5, at least. For a couple of years I was enamored with Opera, but when I began to use Google’s gmail ...

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Alimony Or Child Support≠ There's A Big Tax Difference

Divorce is a sad experience for all concerned. The last thing you want to think about is taxes, but tax issues are important. If you fail to negotiate your divorce settlement with taxes in mind, you may regret it for ...

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Recent IRS Rulings And Announcements

Early Look – New Audit Guides Issued by IRS – In an effort to assist Internal Revenue Service examiners, a number of new and fairly recently revised audit guides have been posted on the IRS website at www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=149,00.html. The guides ...

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