A Vote on the Internet Sales Tax, Planning for Retirement, What is a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Syria (Courtesy of FRONTLINE)

What is a Weapon of Mass Destruction? | Terrorist: an Evolving Term | Senate to Vote on Internet Sales Tax | Planning for Retirement: "The Math Doesn't Work" | A New History Puts a Critical Eye to Florida's Past

 

What is a Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being charged with using weapons of mass destruction. But while the harm that the pressure cooker bomb caused is undeniably high, is the bomb, in fact, a weapon of mass destruction based on our government’s definition?

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Terrorist: An Evolving Term

Like the definition of 'weapons of mass destruction,' the definitions of 'terrorism' and 'terrorist' are being challenged, extended and twisted in the Boston bombing case and others.

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Senate to Vote on Internet Sales Tax

Whether you know it or not, you have a legal obligation to claim any out-of-state purchases made online on your state tax return. A bill being voted on today would change that, and make it so that all online purchases are subject to state and local taxes. 

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Planning for Retirement: "The Math Doesn't Work"

With pension plans nearly obsolete and most employees relying on their companies' 401k plans to prepare for retirement, many Americans may not know how to invest their money into these plans and the associated costs and fees that go along with that. 

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A New History Puts a Critical Eye to Florida's Past

Earlier this month, Florida celebrated the 500th anniversary of explorer Ponce de León’s discovery of the state. In new book, "Finding Florida," T. D. Allman takes a critical look at the forces that shaped that state — starting with Ponce de Leon.

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