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Turn Your Kid's Halloween Candy into Cash

thefiscaltimes.com — The thought of visiting the dentist after a gangbuster night of trick or treating is enough to frighten any little ghost or goblin. That's why a growing number of dentists are sweetening the deal by offering to pay kids in exchange for their candy haul.

How ISIS Wages a Brutal and Hideous War on Women

thefiscaltimes.com — "Forgive me ... forgive me," said the Syrian woman wearing an Afghan chador dress to her father a few minutes before she was stoned to death by ISIS fighters and her father. "No. I will never forgive you.... You want me to forgive you for your wrongdoing? I am sorry.

Halloween Trend Spotting: Zombies Are Out, Game of Thrones Is In

thefiscaltimes.com — What's in a trend? For beauty supply mecca Ricky's NYC, it's a lot less about sifting through data and much more about paying attention to the world around you. "We look at the things that make common sense," says president Richard Parrott, who oversees the city's 27 pop-up stores, as well as 33 bricks-and-mortars in New York and Miami.

The Frightening Numbers Behind Our Halloween Fun

Employers Push to Prepare for Mobile Job Hunters

thefiscaltimes.com — If you're thinking about finding a new job in this improving economy, chances are you're using your phone or tablet to do it - and you're definitely not alone. Nine in 10 job seekers today are using a mobile device to aid in their search for a new gig, says a new survey by Lee Hecht Harrison, a global outplacement firm headquartered in New Jersey.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Gas Prices Are About to Hit a Key Symbolic Mark

thefiscaltimes.com — Drivers, get pumped. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says the average national gas price could fall below $3 a gallon in the coming weeks, a symbolic level that could help boost consumer sentiment and spending ahead of the holiday season.
Oct 31, 2014

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The Hidden Risks in Your Credit Card's Fine Print

thefiscaltimes.com — Credit card agreements aren't exactly user-friendly. "They're written by lawyers and they're worded in a way that protects the credit card company," says Beverly Harzog, author of "Confessions of a Credit Junkie: Everything You Need to Know to Avoid the Mistakes I Made."
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Debate Over Long-Term Debt Is Rekindled in Midterms

thefiscaltimes.com — A "Grand Bargain" of budget cuts and entitlement and tax reforms is back in the news - with some lawmakers in this campaign season facing political fallout because they dared to endorse a long-term blueprint to slow the growth rate of the $17.9 trillion national debt.
Oct 30, 2014

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Would a GOP Congress Embrace or Replace Obamacare?

thefiscaltimes.com — Republicans have been eerily quiet about the president's health care law on the campaign trail lately. But that's likely to change if the GOP is victorious and wins control of the Senate next week. Sen.
Oct 30, 2014

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More Signs of a Strong Holiday Shopping Season

thefiscaltimes.com — Consumers seem to have held back on spending in the third quarter from second-quarter levels, but they could snap back in the fourth quarter, based on high confidence levels and f alling gasoline prices. Third-quarter GDP is released at 8:30 a.m.
Oct 30, 2014

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Is Inequality Really the Problem We Think It Is?

thefiscaltimes.com — In the years following the Great Recession, with the Occupy movement highlighting the gulf between the top 1 percent and the 99 percent, and President Obama declaring inequality the "defining challenge of our time," it has become widely accepted that inequality is, by itself, a bad thing.

Foreclosures Down by a Third from Last Year

thefiscaltimes.com — As the value of homes throughout the country continues to trend upward, the number of foreclosures is steadily decreasing. In September, just 46,000 foreclosures were completed nationally, down 33 percent from a year ago and down more than 60 percent from the peak in 2010, according to a new report from CoreLogic, which tracks property data.

Why Millennials - Shocker! - Now Prefer a GOP Congress

thefiscaltimes.com — The conventional wisdom that the GOP is the party of the old and Democrats are the party of the young took a hit on Wednesday with the release of a poll by Harvard University's Institute of Politics (IOP).
Oct 29, 2014

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Attention Tax Cheats: 51 Countries Are Coming After You

thefiscaltimes.com — Finance ministers and tax chiefs from 51 countries signed an agreement on Wednesday to automatically swap tax information, which Germany's finance minister said heralded the end of tax evasion via secret bank accounts. "Let's make a joint contribution to more transparency and fairness in our globalized 21st century," Wolfgang Schaeuble told a taxation conference of about 100 countries coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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