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  1. More cash strapped Americans turn to tax refund advancesRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees. Regulators are looking to increase oversight of preparers amid the rise in "refund anticipation checks," a type of cash advance especially popular among low-income families who receive the Earned Income Tax Credit, the government's $65 billion cash benefit program.


  2. Vermont bill would crack down on 'revenge porn'Read the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    The Vermont House passed a bill Wednesday cracking down on so-called "revenge porn" -- posting explicit photos or videos of an ex-intimate partner on the Internet without permission. "The act of disclosing a private, sexually explicit image to someone other than the intended audience ... can accurately be described as pornographic, as it transforms a private image into public sexual entertainment," said Rep. Barbara Rachelson, D-Burlington and one of the bill's main sponsors.


  3. The 10 worst snowstorms in Northeast US in last 60 yearsRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S. In 2004, the weather service developed a scale for rating Northeast snowstorms similar to the Fujita and Saffir-Simpson scales used for tornadoes and hurricanes. The index, which factors population to determine severity, was deemed necessary because the storms can have a profound impact on transportation and economic activity throughout the country.


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