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  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-08-30 07:31:02 GMT
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
  • BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:19:46 GMT
    Brazil's government says the country's gross domestic product contracted 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, sending the country's economy into a recession.
    Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven...
  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:01:02 GMT
    Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.
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