9 steps to spring clean your finances

you’re about to cash a hefty check or you are gearing up to pay back Uncle Sam, all of the number crunching, receipt sifting and trips to your accountant’s office serve as a polite reminder that fiances can be a bit complicated (to say the least). Since the idea of balancing a checkbook can cause an instant migraine for some, companies like More...

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By Loknath Das On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Right time to use huge bomb in Afghanistan – U.S. general

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever unleashed in combat was a purely tactical decision made as part of the campaign against More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Will shaky finances further delay I 69 work

Despite the rocky finances of the parent company of the lead contractor on key section of I-69 through Bloomington, the state says it has not changed its plans to pay I-69 Development Partners in advance to finish More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Currency misalignment gains stature in Trump trade plans with China

President Donald Trump promised to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office, but after 77 days, his administration is touting a new term: “currency misalignment.”   An administration More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Handset companies may gain under GST too

NEW DELHI: The government appeared to be working towards creating alternative solutions to continue duty differential such that making mobile phones in India remains an attractive proposition even under the goods More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Banks likely to slash interest rate on savings accounts and deposits this fiscal

It’s raining bad news for small savers and depositors as interest rates on savings and bank deposits are set to trend lower in the new fiscal. The government has announced lowering of interest rates on financial More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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I took a trip to Mars in 2117 and it was exactly like ‘Star Wars’

The skies are different shades of red while my space pod narrowly avoids a larger flying vehicle above. A gold monument adorns a large white plaza where thousands of humans are walking around. A welcome message More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Fed could take the wheel from Trump and drive markets this week

The Federal Reserve could rival the White House as a source of volatility in the week ahead. Since he was elected, President Donald Trump has taken the driver’s seat for markets, pushing the obsessive focus More...

By subhadip On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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UK consumers to be more cautious spenders, GDP growth to slow – Reuters poll

British consumers will be cautious about spending this year as inflation soars, but the country will avoid recession as the Bank of England is expected to maintain its ultra-easy policy stance, a Reuters poll found. Britons More...

By subhadip On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Public finances ‘unsustainable’ says OBR

The chancellor is likely to find it impossible to balance the books in the years ahead without increasing taxes or cutting spending, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has warned. The OBR said the public More...