Money

Dealing With Debt Collectors

If you’ve ever fallen far behind on paying your bills, you know what it’s like to dread whenever the phone rings: What if it’s another bill collector? Ignoring the call – like ignoring a toothache – is never a good idea. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to deal with the situation.

IRS Warns Of Tax Scam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to guard against being misled by unscrupulous individuals trying to persuade them to file false claims for tax credits or rebates.

IRS Offers Saturday Taxpayer Assistance

STATE — Taxpayers who may have difficulty getting to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center during normal business hours Monday through Friday can visit an IRS office located at 100 Dey Place, Edison; 20 Washington Place, Newark or 600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. on Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

U.S. Unemployment Rises To 9.2%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a percent to 9.2 percent in June, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy added 57,000 private sector jobs, but that was offset by a drop of 39,000 government jobs for a net increase of just 18,000.