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Carl Gibson: America Needs Taxes What do USAA, CVS Caremark, Costco, UnitedHealth Group and Berkshire Hathaway all have in common? They're all multi-billion dollar American corporations that pay their fair share of taxes and don't hide their money offshore. In fact, if you combined the federal tax receipts of just these five corporations, that accounts for more than $7 billion. Radio Free Asia Press Room | About | Contact Cambodia Opposition Deputy Leader Vows Party ‘Won’t Betray the People’ Kem Sokha says the CNRP will stand firm in negotiations with the ruling party. Latest Headlines 10.0° in Beijing at

Pentagon’s 2012 Spending Proposal Is ‘The Largest Request Ever’ Since World War II By Tanya Somanader on February 14, 2011 at 10:55 am "Pentagon’s 2012 Spending Proposal Is ‘The Largest Request Ever’ Since World War II" Today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates will formally unveil the Pentagon’s spending plan on Capitol Hill. Promising to request “the minimum level of funding we can live with,” defense officials, congressional aides, and analysts insist that the proposal “will make clear that the post-9/11 military spending spree has ended.” But the actual number tells a different story: the Pentagon’s $553 billion price tag for 2012 actually marks “the largest request ever” since World War II: Defense Secretary Robert Gates already has revealed the Pentagon will seek $553 billion in its 2012 Pentagon budget plan — the largest request ever — and slower growth than planned over the next four years.

Institute for Advanced Studies In Culture: Publications - The Hedgehog Review Fall 2013 (15.3) Parenting in America has become the subject of vigorous debate among scholars, policy advocates, and parents themselves. Do parents truly want to be their children's best friends? Do parents today hesitate to use the language of “should” and “shouldn’t”? '12 Days of Christmas' items now top $100K PITTSBURGH – The price of partridges, pear trees and turtle doves has spiked this year, pushing the cost of every item mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" above $100,000 for the first time. Holding mostly steady this year: maids-a-milking, ladies dancing, lords-a-leaping and gold rings. The 364 items repeated across all the song's verses would cost $101,119, an increase of 4.4% over last year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management ( The broader government Consumer Price Index increased by 3.9% over the same period. Those with the money to spend would end up with 12 drummers drumming, 22 pipers piping, 30 lords-a-leaping, 36 ladies dancing, 40 maids-a-milking, 42 swans-a-swimming, 42 geese-a-laying, 40 gold rings, 36 calling birds, 30 French hens, 22 turtle doves, and 12 partridges in pear trees.

5 Free Sites to Help Journalists Build an Online Portfolio Whether you’re a soon-to-be J-school graduate or a journalist looking for a new gig, one thing you will most certainly need is a good portfolio. And not just any portfolio — it has to be online. When a potential employer Googles your name, you want your website — complete with all your best articles, social media profiles, videos and other work — to be the first thing that shows up. An online portfolio is the new first impression and you want yours to be a strong one. This doesn’t mean you have to b a web designer or someone who can code in their sleep.

Debt commission puts out preliminary proposals - Nov. 10, 2010 By Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer November 10, 2010: 6:01 PM ET NEW YORK ( -- In a surprise move Wednesday, the co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission released their preliminary proposals to curb growth in U.S. debt. The report from Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson recommends spending cuts beginning in 2012, as well as tax reform and other ways to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. Three quarters of the $4 trillion would be achieved through spending cuts -- including defense -- and the rest from more tax revenue. Among the proposed defense cuts: Freeze noncombat military pay at 2011 levels for three years to save $9.2 billion and reduce overseas bases by one-third to save $8.5 billion. It would also direct $28 billion in cuts already proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates toward deficit reduction.

Michael Hudson: ‘US wants China to commit economic suicide just like Japan did’ Michael Hudson: ‘US wants China to commit economic suicide just like Japan did’ Home › Headlines › Michael Hudson: ‘US wants China to commit economic suicide just like Japan did’ Michael Hudson: ‘US wants China to commit economic suicide just like Japan did’ Posted on November 10, 2010 by maxkeiser

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