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9:59 PM / Tuesday January 28, 2020

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IRS helps workers, businesses with new Gig Economy Tax Center

January 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a new Gig Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov to help people in this growing area meet their tax obligations through more streamlined information. “The IRS developed this online center to help taxpayers in this emerging segment of the economy,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Whether renting out…

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Discounted access to Amazon Prime for customers on government assistance

January 9, 2020

BPT Amazon Prime offers the best of shopping and entertainment, including low prices and convenient delivery options. To make Prime even more accessible, Amazon offers a discounted monthly Prime membership for customers on government assistance, including qualifying recipients of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) and Medicaid.  Eligible customers can join Prime for only $5.99/month, allowing them…

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Program offers scholarship, internship in computer science

January 2, 2020

BPT According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer science-related jobs available, but there will only be 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills needed to apply for them. Although computer science is the fastest-growing profession within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), only 8%…

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Chevrolet celebrates military and veterans at 120th Army-Navy Game

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Operation Homefront Chief Development Officer Margi Kirst (left) is presented with a $50,000 check by Chevrolet Zone Manager Manny Sosa to support the nonprofit’s Critical Financial Assistance program during the 120th Army-Navy Game on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The contribution carries on Chevy’s century-long history of military support and will…

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Companies struggle to grow profits, look ahead to 2020

December 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A pair of specialists work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Corporate profits continued their yearlong slide during the third quarter and analysts expect another poor performance before things start improving. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) By Damian J. Troise Accosiated press NEW YORK — Corporate profits continued their yearlong slide…

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Tips for growing your small business this holiday season

November 29, 2019

BPT Small businesses have a major impact on their communities: 67 cents of every dollar spent on small businesses stays in the local economy. But when it comes to growing their businesses, nearly one in four small business owners say marketing is one of their biggest challenges. As small businesses prepare for the holiday rush…

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Financial insight: Tips to reduce or eliminate high-interest debt

November 22, 2019

BPT Reality is eye opening: The total amount of consumer debt is more than $13 trillion in the United States. That means if you have revolving bills to pay off loans and other debt, you’re certainly not alone. Having high-interest debt can feel like a big weight on your shoulders that stresses your financial wellness…

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Five tips for teens to avoid debt

November 15, 2019

BPT Back in the day, most people learned how to manage their money through the school of hard knocks. That’s still true. But today’s young people face much larger, higher-stakes financial decisions at a younger age than their elders. For example, in 2018, the average college graduate faced $29,200 in student loan debt — the…

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Swiping payment cards at the pump could put your card information at risk

January 23, 2020

BPT Have you paid for gas recently at the pump where you’ve had to swipe your credit...

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SUNscopes for the week of Jan. 26

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All Signs: This week, the Sun and Mercury are in Aquarius; Venus joins Neptune in Pisces, Mars...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff