Retirement Planner: A second look at banks' shift in bonds

Last week's Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. banks were now scrambling to shift their bond holdings into a category labeled as being 'held to maturity.' Meanwhile, there's an object lesson here for 'little people' like you and me that recalls Cuba Gooding's chant in the movie 'Jerry Maguire' -- 'Show me the money!'  
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Scammers are using social security numbers and other information collected in data breaches to steal a person's identity and file for their tax return. Frequently, the first time that a taxpayer becomes aware that their data has been compromised is after they file their return, are waiting for a refund, and receive a notice from the IRS that somebody has already filed their tax return.  
 
Every year, the IRS releases its 'Dirty Dozen' list of the most pernicious income-tax scams making the rounds. Here is their list for 2015.  
 
A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs.  
 
For what has seemed like countless years under countless owners, Cupertino residents, elected officials and curious out-of-towners have felt powerless as they wait for the day or moment when Vallco Shopping Mall finally turns the corner and evolves into something more successful.  
 
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Fresh & Easy is closing 50 to 55 stores in three states, including seven in the Bay Area, and testing out a new e-commerce convenience store business model, the company announced Monday.
 
 
 
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Tom Hanks' son threatens Howard Stern

Feud between rapper Chet Haze and radio host goes back four years, to when Stern questioned rapper’s credentials as the son of a Hollywood legend.