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The Department of Labor releases its monthly jobs report for March today, and they are predicting a fall in March. Why? Three reasons: an economic slowdown caused by a terrible winter, fallout from the dollar’s impact on exports and the plunge in crude oil prices.
If you’re one of millions of Americans who are rushing to file their taxes before the April 15 deadline, you shouldn’t count on much help from the IRS. The IRS Commissioner said this week that service has gotten so bad that they are now ignoring more than 60 percent of taxpayers’ phone calls during this tax season. Their blaming underfunding. But we wouldn’t suggest waiting to file your taxes until they call you back!
YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW-If you’re a regular social media user you’ve probably heard of a new phone application called Periscope. Experts are warning parents to set guidelines on the service to prevent your kids from being targeted for harassment. Periscope allows users to stream a live broadcast from their phone’s camera and allows users to comment in real-time to the video they’re watching and that of course opens you up to lewd and inappropriate comments. Periscope does allow users to report inappropriate behavior. They are working on improving safety features.
Shaka Smart is the new men’s basketball coach for the Texas Longhorns. He was very successful at Virginia Commonwealth, leading them to the Final Four in 2011. His teams are known for the “havoc” defense.