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Deseret Morning News, Lee Davidson: Hatch seeks higher deduction for investment losses

Lee Davidson raises many interesting points.

Amid the recession’s body-slam on stock-market prices, Sen. Orrin Hatch has introduced a bill to increase significantly the amount of capital losses that individual taxpayers may deduct in a year.

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Jake Neubacher, Brownsville Herald: Oil above $35 amid grim economic news

Another great story by Jake Neubacher of Brownsville Herald.

Markets shrugged off a steady barrage of grim U.S. economic news to push oil prices above $35 a barrel Thursday, with a drop in the dollar encouraging investors to buy crude.

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Wholesale prices fall unexpectedly in March (Christopher S. Rugaber)

A short story by Christopher S. Rugaber at News Journal.

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Wholesale prices dropped sharply last month as the cost of gasoline and other energy plummeted, fresh evidence that inflation appears to pose little threat to the economy.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (April 09, 2009)

* Zimbabwe inflation falls, survival battle goes on (Angus Shaw, San Francisco Chronicle)

The Consumer Council said while food prices dropped there were increases in accommodation rentals, transportation as well as charges for water, power and fees for education and medical services that pushed up the cost of living for an average family by 5 percent.

* Proposed rates cap questioned (David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times)

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin has questioned how a proposed rates cap could work, when different local authorities rate in different ways, and the amount rated varies widely, as does the level of infrastructure councils have.

* Getting By: The Sunshine Tax (Joanne Faryon, KPBS)

Once again, I had a direct interface with the local health care system in the ER of a local hospital, SHRAPPS

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Interesting Inflation News Links (April 09, 2009)

* Zimbabwe inflation falls, survival battle goes on (Angus Shaw, San Francisco Chronicle)

The Consumer Council said while food prices dropped there were increases in accommodation rentals, transportation as well as charges for water, power and fees for education and medical services that pushed up the cost of living for an average family by 5 percent.

* Proposed rates cap questioned (David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times)

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin has questioned how a proposed rates cap could work, when different local authorities rate in different ways, and the amount rated varies widely, as does the level of infrastructure councils have.

* Getting By: The Sunshine Tax (Joanne Faryon, KPBS)

Once again, I had a direct interface with the local health care system in the ER of a local hospital, SHRAPPS

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Interesting Inflation News Links (April 07, 2009)

* Chase leads to multiple charges (Mike Fornes, Cheboygan Daily Tribune)

complaint called in Wednesday as a gasoline drive-off from a service station in Emmet Countys McKinley Township turned out to be much more than that.

* ECB dithers as eurozone dives (Ian Campbell, The Daily Telegraph)

Economists had predicted it might cut euro rates by 50 basis points, and could go further given the collapse in eurozone economic output. They even tipped the ECB to unveil some quantitative easing policies, with the bank buying corporate bonds to bolster the money supply.

* Price increases pick up speed (Chris Isidore, Money)

(CNNMoney.com) — Prices paid by consumers rose as a faster pace in February, as higher gas prices in the month fed into the highest inflation reading since July, the government said Wednesday.

* Singer, district study savings (Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal)

plan to reorganize administrative staff developed by Topeka Unified School District 501 superintendent Kevin Singer will save the district about $700,000.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (April 04, 2009)

* Inflation-proof your portfolio (Jon Birger, Money)

(Fortune) — With the economy mired in deep recession, inflation isn’t exactly a top-of-mind concern for most investors. After all, it’s hard to see how prices are going to get pushed up when consumers aren’t buying anything. Indeed, for many Wall Street economists, deflation seems to be the more immediate concern.

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