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Offshore accounts are on IRS radar

The Internal Revenue

Service is on the warpath, seeking large financial accounts of U.S. citizens and residents held overseas.

At the same time, the IRS is offering a temporary olive branch. Come forward now, the tax collection agency says, and pay any penalties and back taxes.

If you don”t, and the IRS finds out later, it probably means jail time, just as it did before the new amnesty program.

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Will Mubarak get to keep the ill-gotten billions?

By Farrukh Saleem<


ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak made

an average of $100 million every month for the past 30 years for ‘serving’ his country. Some 40 percent of Egypt’s 80 million make $2 a day or less while their president raked in $4 million a day for the past 360 months.

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Betting on Arab Revolution

>No sooner had Hosni Mubarak”s departure been announced than the bookmakers started taking bets on which would be the next country to experience an outbreak of social unrest., the world”s biggest online betting shop, has Yemen as favourite. A bet on a mass uprising in that country would win the punter 1.8 times the stake. You could double your money with Jordan, or triple it with Algeria. Saudi Arabia represents the jackpot, with winnings at 16 times the ante.

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Oscar betting: Where’s the smart money going?” target=”_blank”> has released its Oscar odds. No big surprises in there, though as they post info on where the activity is on the rise (the percentage increase in “action” you see as the last number, you have to puzzle over who thinks the long shots have a real shot and is willing to put money where one’s mouth might go.

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Bookmaker: Odds Favor Mubarak Stepping down and leaving

The oldest established N

orth American bookmaker, appropriately named, has released odds on what will happen next to Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

Demonstrations in the Arab world’s most populated nation continued for a [ninth] straight day

with calls for Mubarak to step down.

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NFL Picks Against the Spread: 2011 Super Bowl and Prop Bets

BOSTON (TheStreet) — With Super Bowl XLV five d

ays away, experts at outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas suggest there will be a drain in worker productivity leading up to the big game. I couldn”t be more thrilled if this article will contribute to that slacking off.

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What Will Happen Next to Hosni Mubarak? Oddsmakers Chime In

The oldest established North American

Joseph Archibald”s 40 Day Challenge

bookmaker, appropriately named, has released odds on what will happen next to Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

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Five Mysteries of the Academy Award Nominations!

Tue., Jan. 25, 2011 9:00 PM PST by Leslie Gornstein

Who”s more likely to win for Best Actor, Colin Firth or James Franco? It”d be cool for James, him being a host and all.
—Galactic Interactive, via Twitter

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What Are the Odds?

Steve Jobs, Simon Cowell, Martha Stew

art and the Donald have a better than one in five shot of landing on a list where none would want their name to appear—the group of rich people whose Swiss bank accounts are supposedly going to hit WikiLeaks any day now.

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NFL Picks – Against the Spread

BOSTON (TheStreet) — The Green

Bay Packers

against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV sounds like a dream come true. But before that can happen, those favored teams must win their respective conference championship games.

After a sweep in the wild card round, my picks against the spread were 2-2 last week. The Packers and the Steelers were successful picks, while my beloved New England Patriots didn”t even show up for their game against the New York Jets. I”m sure there”s a “foot in mouth” joke to be made, especially considering news that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is having foot surgery this week, but I haven”t yet gotten over that pathetic performance on Sunday to crack any jokes.

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