Encouraging safe behaviors to avoid an emergency during Halloween

Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it is also a busy night for many emergency physicians. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers suggestions to help make sure that Halloween scares don't include a trip to the emergency department this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [...]

By |2021-10-27T12:02:21-08:00October 28th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Encouraging safe behaviors to avoid an emergency during Halloween

Rehiring retirees or retaining employees after retirement age

To help address COVID-related labor shortages, the Internal Revenue Service recently reminded employers that they generally will not jeopardize the tax status of their pension plans if they rehire retirees or permit distributions of retirement benefits to current employees who have reached age 59 ½ or the plan's normal retirement [...]

By |2021-10-23T14:59:02-08:00October 26th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Rehiring retirees or retaining employees after retirement age

With a pumpkin shortage looming, carve a Halloween pineapple instead

From toiletries to toys and even pumpkins the U.S. supply chain backlog continues to be a problem for shoppers. There is no doubt the holidays will be affected including Halloween and in the face of a possible pumpkin shortage and soaring pumpkin prices, Dole Food Co. Inc. is encouraging Halloween [...]

By |2021-10-20T11:20:30-08:00October 21st, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on With a pumpkin shortage looming, carve a Halloween pineapple instead

Families now receiving October Child Tax Credit payments

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for October. This fourth batch of advance monthly payments, totaling about $15 billion, is reaching about 36 million families today across the country. The majority of payments [...]

By |2021-10-16T10:20:06-08:00October 19th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Families now receiving October Child Tax Credit payments

Coastal Mississippi ushers in unexpected fall experiences

Ready for gumbo, gators and more? Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast is inviting travelers to expect the unexpected with experiences that you wouldn't normally think of along the Mississippi Gulf Coast's 62 miles of shoreline. In addition to an abundance of Gulf-fresh seafood and Southern hospitality, here's a sampling of the latest [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:25:26-08:00October 14th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Coastal Mississippi ushers in unexpected fall experiences

IRS ‘Free File’ program available through Oct. 15, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service says that Free File remains available through Oct. 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2020 tax returns. Free File is the IRS' public-private partnership with tax preparation software industry leaders to provide their brand-name products for free, according to a news release. [...]

By |2021-10-09T13:42:51-08:00October 12th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on IRS ‘Free File’ program available through Oct. 15, 2021

Unemployment claims in California are 69.84% lower than last year

Many states are struggling to recover from new unemployment claims, but California more than others. With early October's claims higher than at the start of 2020, according to WalletHub’s recent state rankings have changed for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest Here are some of the key [...]

By |2021-10-07T09:48:46-08:00October 7th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Unemployment claims in California are 69.84% lower than last year

Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have time to replace livestock

Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service. To qualify for relief, farmers or ranchers must have sold livestock on account [...]

By |2021-10-02T13:55:14-08:00October 5th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have time to replace livestock

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