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  • Newport News redevelopment plans: Will $14 million in taxpayer funds revitalize the Southeast community?

    Newport News redevelopment plans: Will $14 million in taxpayer funds revitalize the Southeast community?
    NEWPORT NEWS — The city is so far spending $14 million of taxpayer dollars to redevelop a 12-block section of the Southeast Community, a neighborhood that struggles with crime and blight. City officials said even more city tax money will be spent...
  • Home sales plunge 41%

    Home sales plunge 41%
    Peninsula-area home sales plunged 41 percent in November, compared to November 2009. That's because home buyers this time last year were rushing to buy to qualify for federal first-time homebuyer tax credits of up to $8,000 before the offer expired. That...
  • Save time, file electronically

    Save time, file electronically
    The Internal Revenue Service recommends you file electronically. It's safe and easy and quick. IRS e-file, the electronic tax return delivery service used by two-thirds of the nation's taxpayers, opens for business Jan.15. There are three ways to use e-...
  • House passes children's health insurance bill; Obama plans same-day signing

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, giving President Barack Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage. The...
  • Are you ready to be stimulated?

    House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
  • Ax the Tax weighs in on OCPS sales tax woes

  • Cash in on Your Life

    Cash in on Your Life
    Kenneth Sahs, 71, faced a once-in-a-lifetime decision last year. His $500,000 convertible term life insurance policy would soon expire. Sahs could drop it and get nothing or convert it to universal life, a form of cash-value insurance, and take on $12,000...
  • Junk-food tax idea is gaining weight

    "Sin taxes" on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking. Why not try it on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, vanilla Coke and Twinkies? With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for...
  • Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

    Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable
    Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. A day or...
  • California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers

    California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers
    The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
  • Find a Cheaper Car Rental Rate Away From the Airport

    Find a Cheaper Car Rental Rate Away From the Airport
    The best rate Darren Popik could find on a weekend car rental at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport recently was $114. So he decided to look elsewhere. Popik, a Los Angeles-based blogger, widened his search to other car rental locations in the...