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Leap Second to be Added to Clock

Saturday night will be just a little longer than usual, as a “leap second” will be added to the clock. That adjustment comes around every once in a while to keep our clocks on track with the sun. A leap second has been scheduled for June 30, 2012. A leap second is an adjustment to the [...]

Are Unmarried People Discriminated Against?

Certain subsidies and tax breaks for married couples and families were enacted to encourage marriage and keep children from falling into poverty. But is this fair to people who aren’t married? Fewer U.S. households are headed by married couples every year. And all those single people aren’t happy about paying more and getting less. Activists say [...]

How to Turn Savings into Debt in No Time

Eighteen-year-old Daniel Ganziano had a savings account at TCF Bank, but he spent his money. The account eventually only had $4.85 cents left, so Ganziano quit making withdrawals. But the bank didn’t. He had all but forgotten about the account until he received a letter from TCF on Oct. 12 saying six days earlier, it had [...]