You sold your tomatoes at the farmer’s market, but is your garden considered a business or a hobby? It’s complicated. Read this week’s Tax Tip for more.
Financial and energy shares led the way up Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase and Occidental Petroleum stood out among advancers on the Dow. Brands climbed on news that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has offered to resign after Italy approves its new budget law.
While you may judge your portfolio on its return, don’t neglect to consider the risk incurred in obtaining those returns. Read this week’s Financial Tip for more.
Monday’s session ended with gains. Home Depot and Hewlett-Packard led the Dow’s ascent. Stocks stepped up following words of reassurance from a European Central Bank council member.
Friday’s trading session ended in the red zone. Bank of America, Intel, and General Electric led declines on the Dow. Stocks dipped ahead of Greece’s confidence vote and less-than-stellar data on U.S. employment.
Thursday’s session closed in green territory. Hewlett-Packard, Kraft Foods, and Bank of America led the Dow’s ascent. Stocks posted gains following news that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will pursue an accord to secure aid without a referendum.
Crime insurance helps protect your business from loss as a result of misdeeds, including those of dishonest employees. For more information, read this week’s Insurance Tip.
Wednesday’s session ended with gains. Bank of America led advancers on the Dow. Stocks recovered some of Tuesday’s losses amid a variety of economic news.
If you plan to take charitable deductions on your taxes, note the IRS requires written substantiation of your donation. For more, read this week’s Tax Tip.
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