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Daily Archives: January 13, 2018

False Missile-Threat Alert Rattles Hawaii

By and Updated on Alerts advising Hawaiians to “seek immediate shelter” from an incoming ballistic missile were sent in error, the U.S. Pacific Command said. Residents of the island state woke Saturday morning, around 8:07 a.m. local time, to emergency notices lighting up their mobile phones and interrupting television programming about a “ballistic missile threat…

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4 tips for choosing who prepares your 2017 tax returns

If you pay someone to prepare your return, the person is required by law to have an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). However, they all have differing levels of education, training and professional credentials. You can search for a preparer's credentials and select qualifications at the IRS directory. If the person is an enrolled…

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Citing fire risk, smart luggage with lithium batteries are facing new travel restrictions

Starting Monday, many airlines around the world begin enforcing a new rule that forbids passengers from checking or carrying on "smart luggage" with non-removable lithium batteries. Technology-powered luggage began appearing on the market a few years ago, and some new versions of these high-tech bags can do a range of things: They weigh themselves, report…

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