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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building Washington (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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IRS – Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Budget cuts forced the IRS to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday. And the number of audits could be even lower this year.

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

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IRS: Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

Budget cuts forced the IRS to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday. And the number of audits could be even lower this year.

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Financial hazard – when credit card debt exceeds savings

Credit card debt can be extremely difficult to escape, and according to a new report from Bankrate.com, that debt outweighs savings for nearly a quarter of U.S. consumers.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen . (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Yellen to address Congress at a time of transition for Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After winning praise for how she handled her first year as head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen is facing a tougher challenge this year.

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Online transactions – NJ police move to protect buyers and sellers

Risky online transactions from websites such as Craigslist, where buyers or sellers sometimes fall prey to unscrupulous predators, have prompted action from one South Jersey town.  

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Merck (Kena Betancur, Getty Images)
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Merck grants free license for pediatric HIV drug

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus.

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A person tries a smartphone loaded with Google Wallet (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

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A home for sale in Charlotte, N.C.
A home for sale in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months.

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Tax refunds – Most Americans planning to bank them

Americans plan to stash their tax refunds into savings this year, according to an annual survey released on Feb. 19 by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

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