In less than a week, April 15, to be precise, about 135 million Americans are expected to file their 2009 tax returns.
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A couple of weeks ago, Bob Mindte told me he figured the Santa business would likely drop about 10% this year. So far, though, the demand for Santas is about on par with last year's levels, he says.
If you're a bondholder, keep close tabs on the interest rate chatter. There could come a point when it's time to get out of the saddle.
With mounting evidence of better days ahead for both the economy and the stock market, many bears have toned down their negative comments and are running for cover. Bud Conrad is not among them.
Newsweek, the New York Times the Wall Street Journal are proclaiming the end of the recession. It seems unlikely that the army of 14.7 million unemployed Americans will share their exuberance.
The bottom line from Chinese bulls: As far as putting your money to work in risky China goes, this could be the year the pig outshines the bull and the bear.
I despise the political pundits who think that they alone are entitled to comment on things politic. They claim Jon Stewart invaded their turf by interviewing Jim Cramer.
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