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  • Want to expand the EITC? Cut fraud first [Letter]

    Want to expand the EITC? Cut fraud first [Letter]
    It is not surprising that The Sun would want to spend even more money on the Earned Income Tax Credit, despite the fact that the Treasury Department reports that one-fourth of the recipients get the credit fraudulently ("Ryan's safety net," July 30)....
  • How much income will that 401(k) generate?

    Forget the big number you're aiming for in your 401(k). The retirement savings industry wants you to instead think about the monthly paycheck the account can generate. In other words, the thinking goes, consider it more like a pension. BlackRock Inc.,...
  • Suit alleges Vanguard Group wrongly avoids paying taxes

    Vanguard Group Inc. stands atop the mutual fund business, and credits its "unique" structure: The largest mutual fund company is owned, not by for-profit investors, but by more than 100 of Vanguard's own mutual funds, which are owned by millions of...
  • Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers

    Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers
    The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States. Agents from the Department of...
  • Restored 'Abbot Kinney' mural anchors exhibit on Venice history

     Restored 'Abbot Kinney' mural anchors exhibit on Venice history
    Edward Biberman's New-Deal mural "Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice" — a bustling, three-part tableau from 1941 that hung in the Venice Post Office until it closed in 2012 — brims with drama. Dead center: The founder of Venice, pictured...
  • Brown, Kashkari make high-profile Southern California appearances

    Brown, Kashkari make high-profile Southern California appearances
    Eight men in sombreros played mariachi tunes Friday to warm up a lunch-hour crowd for Gov. Jerry Brown at a hotel off Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. Latino lawmakers, gathered under a "Gracias Governor Brown" banner, heaped praise on him for...
  • More smoke at the IRS — and not only from the hard drives

    More smoke at the IRS — and not only from the hard drives
    "It's inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives. ......
  • Many homeowners with loan mods face rate increases

    Many homeowners with loan mods face rate increases
    If you are one of the millions of once-desperate homeowners who have had their loans reworked by a mortgage company to avoid foreclosure, it's time to start facing the possibility of having to do it all over again. Beginning this year, those whose...
  • Thousands of missing emails at IRS: What's it all about?

    A year after the Internal Revenue Service was found to be targeting conservative groups and others seeking tax-exempt status, the scandal has erupted again with disclosures that the agency lost thousands of emails from a former official at the center of...
  • Scammers posing as Treasury officials who threaten arrest if not paid

     Scammers posing as Treasury officials who threaten arrest if not paid
    Doris Teno, of Rockford, admits panicking when she recently took a call from someone claiming to be with the Treasury Department who complained that she and her husband hadn't properly filed their taxes for 2010. He told her she had to pay him $1,000 or...
  • Ford is burning (sustainable) rubber in push to go green

    Ford Motor Co. and H.J. Heinz Co. are trying to turn tomato skins into floor mats. The car company is also working with soybean farmers, who are helping its engineers turn soy oil into seat cushions, and with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which...