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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered that by giving a mitochondrial-targeting drug to animals deficient in a protein they say is responsible for healing muscle injuries, they were able to able to regenerate muscle. The drug—called SS-31—is currently in phase III clinical trials and could have huge therapeutic implications for humans. Treated animals
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November 27 is Giving Tuesday. Charitable giving at any level is a worthwhile use of wealth. That goes for stock as much as cash. In fact, nonprofit organizations appreciate donations of shares as much as cash, and most large nonprofits are experienced in accepting stock donations.Getty If you’re charitably inclined and hold meaningful amounts of appreciated
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Tax season is approaching fast – it’s so close now that it’s almost time to shift from year-end planning strategies to actually preparing for filing, which looks likely to start around its usual time of the second half of January. With that in mind, consider this collection of tips from the Internal Revenue Service and
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The International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) measures the neutrality and efficiency of tax systems in OECD countries. However, one question that is regularly asked is why some countries with high tax burdens rank so well on competitiveness? Sweden provides a good example for this type of comparison. Among OECD countries, Sweden had the 5th highest
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Nothing will kill your holiday cheer like good, old identity theft. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $7.8 billion this Cyber Monday, up over 17 percent from last year, according to estimates from Adobe Insights. At the same time, attacks against consumers spike during the busy online shopping holiday, according to OpenVPN, a provider
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Cyber Monday concept. Computer device and accessories inside shopping basket with tag, 3D rendering isolated on white backgroundGetty Today is Cyber Monday, the day in which value investors search the internet for bargains galore. I’m not sure how much money shoppers will actually save on Cyber Monday, but I suspect it’s significant. But since the
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column responds to questions about the reduction applied to early disabled widow’s benefits, early retirement benefits and later spousal benefits, filing retroactively, the family maximum and the availability of spousal benefits.
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Oil prices have “dropped like a rock” over the past seven weeks but are finally approaching a bottom, Wells Fargo strategist Scott Wren told CNBC on Friday. “It’s caught the falling knife,” the senior global equity strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute said in a “Squawk on the Street” interview. However, “from our perspective oil,
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The US retirement crisis(c) canstockphoto.com / focalpoint The private pension system in the US is in transition from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans. On balance, this may be a step in the wrong direction. The jury is still out, however, and much will depend on how defined contribution plans evolve in the future.
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As “Small Business Saturday” becomes a worldwide phenomenon, lenders are becoming aware of the investment opportunities on Main Street, former Small Business Administration chief Karen Mills told CNBC on Friday. Online technology companies including Amazon, PayPal and Square are now issuing near-instant loans to small businesses so they can bulk up their inventory ahead of
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