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Advice For Successfully Getting A Small Business Loan

Even during challenging times, a small business with a sound strategy can obtain a loan.


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Buyer’s Guide: What To Look For In A New Digital Camera

When it comes to cameras, there is a wide array from which to choose. Consider these factors before making your next camera purchase.


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Tax Advice: Common Small Business Tax Filing Mistakes

Small businesses can innocently make tax mistakes that wind up racking up steep penalties. Consider these common mistakes before filing your taxes.


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ConsumerWatch: Beware Hidden Tax Preparation Fees & Find Free Help

Bay Area taxpayer, Ray LaRance, was charged a hefty fee by California Check Cashing in Dublin to file his state and federal income taxes.


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Stockton Officially Declares Bankruptcy, Largest US City To File

Stockton has filed for Chapter 9 protection, making it the largest American city ever to declare bankruptcy.


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Stockton Bankruptcy To Hit City Retirees Hard

When Stockton becomes the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy, it will strike a hard blow to residents, especially city employees and retirees whose health benefits and pensions helped drive the city toward insolvency.


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Stockton Bankruptcy Set After Mediation With Creditors Fails

Officials in Stockton said Tuesday that mediation with the city’s creditors has failed, meaning it is set to become the largest American city ever to declare bankruptcy.



ConsumerWatch: Last-Minute Tax Change Could Mean More For Filers

Just days before the tax-filing deadline, the California Franchise Tax Board dropped its campaign to get California homeowners not to deduct part of their property tax bill.



ConsumerWatch: California Homeowners To Lose Property Tax Break

California homeowners may be surprised to learn that they’re about to lose part of their property tax deductions. The Franchise Tax Board will soon start enforcing a little known law that allows homeowners to deduct only the assessed value of their property.

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Facebook IPO Filing Could Come Next Week

The Wall Street Journal said Facebook could file regulatory papers for its initial public offering of stock as early as next week.