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'City Is Still in Distress': Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Opens
Tue Sep 2, 2014
In reply to: NJSteve #10.1 It's so painfully obvious that government cannot be trusted to make reasonable future promises. It's just too easy for them to promise these generous benefits when they won't be around to have to pay for them. All retirement accounts should be switched to a def …
Having a Kid? It'll Now Cost You This Much to Raise the Child
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The actual figure is certainly up for debate, but there's no doubt kids are expensive. It's easily in the six figures. We only have 1, but the first one is definitely where you get hit the hardest since you don't have the luxury of hand-me-downs and you also have to increase health insur …
Health-benefit costs rising and companies want you to pay
Wed Aug 13, 2014
What was said was that the rate of increase would slow, which it has in most markets.
Back-to-School Costs Soar, Burdening the Poor
Sun Aug 10, 2014
As far as I know, most high schoolers don't progress belong geometry or algebra so why do we need $100 graphing calculators when a $1 calculator can provide all the math needs of most students? In reply to: GreedyCapitalist #14 I'm pretty sure most students get at least as far as Trigonometry.   …
Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School: Retail Survey
Thu Jul 17, 2014
In reply to: inmissouri #1 I'm really curious about this myself. I think we're spending $50-$75 for classroom supplies. I'd like to know what other items are being included in this.
Friend of Hot-Car Dad: 'He Was the Ferris Bueller of Tuscaloosa'
Fri Jul 11, 2014
In reply to: Lloyd S-3714865 #1.2 I'm not so sure of that. Do you think the jury is going to believe that he really forgot he had his son in the 1/2 mile drive from the Chick Fil-A to his work ? I think that is one of the biggest pieces of evidence. Unfortunately, parents do accide …
Wal-Mart Exec: Spending 'Not Getting Any Better'
Mon Jul 7, 2014
Did you know wages for Computer Programmers have actually gone down. Despite the constant ravings from the Tech world that they can't find enough people.
New Warrants Raise Questions About Mom in Hot-Car Death
Sun Jun 29, 2014
As far as them researching child deaths in hot cars, it's certainly suspicious, but I can actually give them the benefit of the doubt on that one. When my daughter was little, my wife and I actually did a little research on this to see what tips were offered to avoid the possibility of happeni …
Charitable Giving Hits a Record High, Thanks to the Wealthy
Tue Jun 17, 2014
They explained that giving $1M to a charity if I am in a certain tax bracket and above a certain age, I would actually save $1.15M in taxes.
'Time to Be Candid': Google Admits Lack of Workplace Diversity
Wed May 28, 2014
In reply to: JP-696969 #18 Exactly. It's tough enough just to find one GOOD candidate to fill a technical role. We had an open position in my group and it took us a year to find a qualified person. One only needs to take a look at the diversity of computer science and engineering s …
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