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5-8-2012 5:56:00 PM
Criminals who file fraudulent tax returns by stealing people's identities could rake in an estimated $26 billion over the next five years because the IRS cannot keep up with the amount of the fraud, Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George said Tuesday.
12-17-2017 2:44:09 PM
Republicans said their plan would make taxes easy to prepare, and indeed the final bill gets points for some simplification. But the whole story, like the tax code, is more complex.
12-17-2017 11:17:23 AM
Homeowners would be able to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of a new mortgage under the final tax bill -- down from the current $1 million threshold.
A corn producer purchases corn futures (speculation that the price of corn will go up or down) on a commodity exchange to lock in a price for a sale of a specified amount of corn at a future date. This is done while speculators buy and/or sell corn futures with the hope of profiting from future changes in corn prices. Anticipated weather and other factors dictate the need for price speculations.
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is a commodity’s exchange that trades in both agricultural and financial contracts. The CBOT originally traded only agricultural commodities such as wheat, corn and soybeans. Now, the CBOT offers options and futures contracts on a wide range of products including gold, silver, U.S. Treasury bonds and energy. The CBOT has recently automated its process adding electronic trading of futures contracts. The trading floor is an open auction market, where traders meet in a trading pit and primarily use hand signals to execute trades.
Raw materials are commodities used in the primary production or manufacturing of a good. They are often natural resources like oil, iron and wood. Before being used in the manufacturing process raw materials are altered to be used in different processes. These commodities are bought and sold on exchanges around the world.