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[5 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,368]

More Than 90 Actions Brought By Commission and Its Law Enforcement Partners
The Federal Trade Commission today stepped up its ongoing campaign against scammers who falsely promise guaranteed jobs and opportunities to “be your own boss” to consumers who are struggling with unemployment and diminished incomes as a consequence of the economic downturn.
“Operation Empty Promises,” a multi-agency law enforcement initiative today announced more than 90 enforcement actions, including three new FTC cases and developments in seven other matters, 48 criminal actions by the Department of Justice (many of which involved the …

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[21 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 2,658]
Local: Indians depicted as Lions and ALL as red meat eaters.

A cartoon by Tom Meyer appearing on the OPINION page in the Daily Review of January 20th 2011 portrays Indians as Lions hungry of red meat. In there it shows newly elected Californian Governor, Jerry Brown, in animated format saying “I will go into the lion’s den and see if I can convince them to live with a little less red meat than they are used to.”
He is than seen standing in front of five lions and greeting them with “ Namaste”. The cartoon is not only demeaning …

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[10 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,246]
President Obama Touts Benefits of Tax Cut Package to Take Place in the New Year

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Obama looked forward to how the tax cut package he signed into law in December will benefit millions of Americans in the new year. For one year, any business, large or small, can write off the full cost of most of their capital investments. The payroll tax cut will mean $1,000 more this year for a typical family – 155 million workers will see larger paychecks because of that tax cut. Twelve million families will benefit from a $1,000 child …

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[21 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,912]
Local: Samaaj sewa of Fiji, USA organizers a Fundraising

The months of November to April are considered to be the Hurricane season in Fiji. Several organizations around the world gear up to help the citizens of Fiji in any way they can. There are times when financial assistance is needed in other areas too. It gives us some pleasure to note that, notwithstanding the cold and rainy weather that prevails in Bay Area at this time the “Samaaj Sewa of Fiji, USA” with the help of generous community and spearheaded by Fameeza Singh and assisted by Parma Sharma, Raj …

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[17 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,357]

The Federal Trade Commission announced that the limit on how much consumer reporting companies are allowed to charge consumers for an extra copy of their credit report will increase from $10.50 to $11.00, effective January 1, 2011. The FTC is required to review the maximum credit report charge each year under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and revise it based on the Consumer Price Index.
The FTC reminds consumers that this charge does not apply to the first free copy of their credit report that consumers are entitled to request from …

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,278]
Local: Victories For Working Families and Jobs in the Agreement on Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance

December 10, 2010
The President is committed to promoting a strong, growing economy – one that’s creating jobs, fostering a thriving middle class, and extending opportunity to all American workers. That’s why he fought so hard to ensure that the priorities of working families were advanced in the agreement introduced today in the Senate.
The bipartisan agreement we’ve forged delivers several key victories – victories that will give the average American family assurance that there will be more money to pay the bills each month:
• An Employee-Side Payroll Tax Cut of Approximately 2%: …

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[25 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,305]

IR-2010-108, Oct. 28, 2010
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2011. In general, these limits will either remain unchanged, or the inflation adjustments for 2011 will be small. Highlights include:
• The elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in section 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan remains unchanged at $16,500.
• The catch-up contribution limit under those plans for those aged 50 and over remains unchanged at $5,500.
• The …

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[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,332]

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) if they are still paid preparers. Use of the PTIN will be required on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return preparers starting Jan. 1.
Tax return preparers can register immediately using a new PTIN sign-up system available through www.IRS.gov/taxpros. Preparers will need to create an account, complete the PTIN application and pay a $64.25 fee before getting their PTINs.
The …

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[23 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,483]
Hayward: Tonight’s (10/23) Deepawali Celebration at Newark Pavilion, Newrak has been postponed.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Deepawali Celebration organized by Hayward Community and Cultural Center (Hayward Hindu Temple) to be held tonight (October 23rd, 2010) at Newark Pavilion in Newark, CA has been postponed.
The Committee and members of the temple express their sincere regret for the inconvenience and advise that all tickets be kept safely and a date for the rearranged program and date will be advised in due course.
The Chairman Mr. Ashok Nandan and President Mr. Anand Shankar are requesting you to please pass this message to all you know …