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5 Things to Know about Tax Day

LEGAL | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

Bradford Wells, left, and Anthony John Makk are a binational couple and pose together at their home in San Francisco.

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues

LEGAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
Questions answered for bi-national LGBT couples.

MoneyWatch :: Americans are Opening Their Wallets

CORPORATE | Apr 15
As the long, hard winter fades, retail spending is perking up. Plus, Citigroup beats expectations and Amazon may enter smartphone business in today’s MoneyWatch report.

Netflix Customers Targeted in Phishing Scam

CORPORATE | Apr 15
The Better Business Bureau is warning Netflix customers about a scam. Con artists claiming they work for the video streaming service are trying to get money and private information from unsuspecting victims. Jericka Duncan reports.

Netflix’s Comcast Deal Improves Quality of Video

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Apr 15
Netflix’s videos are streaming through Comcast’s Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to tolls Netflix pays Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Chances of Getting Audited by IRS Lowest in Years

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Apr 15
As millions of Americans race to meet today’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to police tax returns.

Q car travels in the highway that connects Yangon to capital Naypyidaw as a cart pulled by bulls carry a load in a parallel gravel track, close to Toungoo, north of Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar Clunkers Scrapped in Rush for ’New’ Cars

CORPORATE | By Elaine Kurtenbach | Apr 15
One of the quaintest of many anachronisms in Yangon, a city of moldering colonial villas and gleaming golden pagodas, used to be the decades old Toyotas, Chevys and other clunkers wheezing down its mostly empty roads. Now, new cars flood the streets.

Flight 370: Robotic Submarine to Begin Underwater Search

CORPORATE | Apr 14
Officials are launching a robotic submarine to search the floor of the Indian Ocean for Flight 370. CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane reports on the use of the robotic submarine.

Understanding the Alternative Minimum Tax

LEGAL | Apr 14
Financial Advisor Ray Martin sits down with MoneyWatch’s Amey Stone to discuss the impetus for starting the Alternative Minimum Tax and the impact it’s having on the American taxpayer.

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

CORPORATE | Apr 14
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

Miss the April 15 Deadline! No Problem for Most Taxpayers

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Apr 14
The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret. If you’re due a refund - and about three-fourths of filers get refunds - April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all.