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Jul 22nd

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(Plan Your Career) Keep looking: No winter break for job seekers

Holiday preparation checklist:  wrap gifts, plan parties, eat sweets, oh, and find a job. If you are unemployed over the holidays, you might think this is a slow time for hiring.  You might be tempted to take a break from your networking, applying, and interviewing routine.  You might be making a mistake.  At year end, a few critical stars align that can make the holidays an ideal time to look for new work.
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New CRL Report: Credit card issuers use loopholes to bypass new rules intended to curb abuses

Credit card companies are busy crafting new tricks and traps to bypass both Federal Reserve Board rules and new federal law set to take full effect in late February 2010, a new research report from the Center for Responsible Lending finds. Entitled “Dodging Reform: As Some Credit Card Abuses Are Outlawed, New Ones Proliferate,” the report explains why the nation’s 80 million families with one or more credit cards continue to be hit with arbitrary, unfair interest rate hikes and fees. [For the full report go to http://www.responsiblelending.org/credit-cards/research-analysis/dodging-reform-as-some-credit-card-abuses-are-outlawed-new-ones-proliferate.html.]
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What does a criminal defense lawyer do?

At the Law Office of F. Clayton Tyler P.A. I have been practicing criminal defense in Downtown and North Minneapolis for decades. Over those years of respected service to people facing a wide range of criminal charges, I have taken on many different roles for a variety of clients.
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(Plan Your Career) Reconstructing Main Street: Obama’s job creation proposal empowers small business and willing workers

Speaking at the Brookings Institute on December 8, 2009, President Barack Obama tackled the tough issue of job creation with a new, three-part strategy designed to put resources directly into the hands of ordinary Americans: small business owners, entrepreneurs and people willing to retrain and work in emerging industries.
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More will be eligible for Earned Income Tax Credits in 2009 tax season

The upcoming tax filing season brings several tax credit changes due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) that will increase tax refunds for many. A major change for low- to moderate-income families is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). ARRA legislation increased eligibility for those with three or more eligible children in the household.
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Comcast and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators partner to expand broadband adoption among African Americans

The Comcast Foundation announced that it has made a $50,000 grant to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) to form the NBCSL/Comcast Broadband Legislative Fellowship in order to increase efforts to conduct research and develop solutions regarding broadband adoption among African Americans.
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Financial resolutions you can live with

At this time of year, many people pause to reflect on what they’d like to change about their lives going forward – lose a few pounds, take a class, spend more time with the kids. Often, these goals revolve around personal finances.
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