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Senator asks IRS to scrutinize "mega IRAs"


  • ThinkAdvisor

Holders of large individual retirement accounts are using alternative investment strategies to cut their taxes, a Government Accountability Office report has found. Senate Finance Committee Chairman R… Read More

Analysts: Commercial real estate prices could cool as rates rise


  • CNBC

Commercial real estate pricing is high, especially in New York City, with demand and "cheap money" fueling buying, said Gregory Sichenzia of Sichenzia Ross Friedman. But as interest rates rise, the ma… Read More

IMF official paints brighter picture for Vietnam economy


  • (China)

Exports, foreign direct investment and domestic demand are all picking up in Vietnam, speeding the nation's recovery, according to the International Monetary Fund's resident representative, Sanjay Kal… Read More

VCs look at Ukraine's space industry


  • VentureBeat

Space technology startups based at universities in Ukraine are attracting the attention of venture capital investors. The startups focus on relatively small projects to minimize financial risk. Read More

Insured losses from flooding are likely to rise, report says


  • USA Today

A Government Accountability Office report says climate change may drive up losses for flood and crop insurance in the coming decades, possibly doubling them by 2100. Federal officials are likely to fa… Read More

Jimmy John's, Coca-Cola face lawsuits in wake of breaches



A Jimmy John's customer and a former Coca-Cola technician have filed class-action lawsuits against the companies related to data breaches. The plaintiffs are seeking credit-monitoring services for tho… Read More