U.S. Breaks Up Fake I.R.S. Phone Scam Operation
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U.S. Breaks Up Fake I.R.S. Phone Scam Operation

By Christine Hauser New York Times With stiff sentences for 21 conspirators last week in the United States and a round of indictments in India, the Justice Department says it has broken up what appeared to be the nation’s first large-scale, multinational telephone fraud operation. Over four years, more than 15,000 victims in the United States...

Smith’s Creates 270 New Jobs with Reveal of Henderson Distribution Center
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Smith’s Creates 270 New Jobs with Reveal of Henderson Distribution Center

www.NevadaBusiness.com June 15, 2018, By Greg Ferraro With the assistance of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and partnership with the City of Henderson, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores plans to open a nearly $13.5 million dry-good distribution center in Henderson, Nevada. The grocer will lease the new facility from Panattoni Development, the entity that developed the site....

History in the Making: First Woman to be Named CEO of the NYSE
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History in the Making: First Woman to be Named CEO of the NYSE

Source:  NPR.com; Vanessa Romo For the first time in its 226-year history, the New York Stock Exchange has named a woman as CEO. Stacey Cunningham will succeed Thomas Farley to become the NYSE’s 67th president on Friday, according to Intercontinental Exchange Inc. Cunningham, who started her career at the exchange as a summer intern in 1994, is...

Las Vegas home prices up 16 percent from last year
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Las Vegas home prices up 16 percent from last year

Source:  Vegas INC. The average sales price for a single-family home in the Las Vegas area in April was $289,000, which is an increase of 3.2 percent from March and 16.1 percent from April 2017, according to a report from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Additionally, the median price of townhouses and condos...

How Much Tax to Withhold?
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How Much Tax to Withhold?

Source: USA Today Online AP Personal Finance Writer Sarah Skidmore Sell contributed to this report. WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are now getting bigger paychecks as a result of the new tax law. So the government is issuing an online calculator for figuring whether enough money is being set aside. The calculator unveiled Wednesday by the Treasury...

Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years
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Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years

Written by:  Kathy Orton/Washington Post Mortgage rates haven’t been this high in nearly four years, just as the spring home-buying season is heating up. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average shot up to 4.38 percent with an average 0.6 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender...

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”:  What You Need To Know
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The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”: What You Need To Know

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, signed into law on December 22, 2017, represents the most significant changes in tax law in more than 30 years. Whether or not you’re a fan of the new legislation, it’s important to understand how it affects you and what you can do to minimize your taxes...

IRS Reminds Educators of Tax Benefits
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IRS Reminds Educators of Tax Benefits

IR-2017-166, Sept. 28, 2017 WASHINGTON — As teachers, administrators and aides have launched into their fall semester, taxes may not be on the top of their list. However, knowing what to keep track of now can help reduce the burden at tax time. The Internal Revenue Service reminds educators that there are three key work-related...

The Harvest Moon
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The Harvest Moon

Written by Victoria Jaggard Published by National Geographic, October 5, 2017 For sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere, the October full moon is pulling off a celestial trick that will be a real treat. On Thursday night, the sky will be aglow with this year’s harvest moon—the first time a full moon bearing this moniker has fallen...

The Equifax Data Breach
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The Equifax Data Breach

Source:  United Capital of Las Vegas Newsletter On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a massive data breach that exposed vital personal identification data on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older. The Equifax Data Breach On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies,...