Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples – and individuals – often face significant financial hurdles compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.25 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.37 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service marked the third anniversary of its return preparer initiative earlier this month and urged those paid tax return preparers required to pass a new competency test to take it as soon as possible.
STATE – Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27 per gallon yesterday.
In an unprecedented move, a group of venture capitalists out of San Francisco hopes to convince county and local officials in California to use the power of eminent domain to seize control of private residential mortgage-backed securities with the intent of cutting the principal balances of negative-equity borrowers.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation to revise restrictions on New Jersey’s microbreweries and brewpubs and make it easier for them to offer their product to the public and enhance their appeal as tourist destinations was released this week by and Assembly panel.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the main regular of derivatives (bets on bets), wants to extend Dodd-Frank regulations to the foreign branches and subsidiaries of Wall Street banks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. median household net worth declined 35 percent between 2005 and 2010, from $102,844 to $66,740 (in 2010 constant dollars), according to a data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. That means half of all U.S. households had a net worth greater than $66,740 in 2010, while half had a net worth of less.