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“Friendship either finds or makes equals.”
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If you are divorcing and will have joint custody of your children, clarify who will claim them as dependents on a federal return. If you both claim the same dependents, it might be a red flag for the IRS.
It weighs nothing, but when you put it into any container it makes the container lighter. What is it?
Last week’s riddle:
Last week’s answer:
You would have to grab 4 socks – 4 is the maximum number you’d need to pull to insure you had at least 2 socks that matched. (Don’t believe it? Give it a try!)
September 5, 2011
NO JOB GAINS IN AUGUST
CONSUMER SPENDING IMPROVES BY 0.8%
This hugely encouraging July figure from the Commerce Department trounced forecasts and represented the best month for the statistic since February. Personal incomes improved by 0.3% in July; the personal savings rate hit a four-month low.2
PENDING HOME SALES DOWN, HOME PRICeS UP
MANUFACTURERS SIGNAL MINOR EXPANSION
STOCKS GIVE BACK SOME GAINS
THIS WEEK: U.S. markets are closed for Labor Day. On Tuesday, ISM releases its August service sector index and Pep Boys issues earnings. Wednesday, the Fed puts out a new Beige Book and we have an earnings report from Hovnanian. Thursday promises to be interesting: the Bank of England and European Central Bank will each conclude policy meetings, Fed chief Ben Bernanke speaks in Minneapolis, President Obama addresses the nation on jobs and the economy, and of course new initial claims figures come out. Friday, we have earnings from Kroger.
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2 – nj.com/business/index.ssf/2011/08/consumer_spending_climbs_more.html [8/29/11]
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