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For-profit corn maze gives boost to nonprofit groups

For-profit corn maze gives boost to nonprofit groups

Suzie Dunn, owner of the Incredible Corn Maze, spends the year preparing for more than 10,000 people to visit the attraction during its six-week operating season, but in that time frame, Dunn also expects to give thousands of dollars to community a...

Education tax credits need to be simplified, group says

The nation's education tax credits and deductions are too complicated and so confusing that most taxpayers cannot determine which provisions are best for them, theAmerican Institute of CPAssays inwritten testimonysubmitted to the Senate Finance...

Kalispels' gifts are spread wide

Kalispels' gifts are spread wide

After hearing about a number of concussions among youth football players in Cusick, Wash., the Kalispel Tribe of Indians recently put $14,000 toward buying new helmets and shoulder pads for the school district's athletes.The relatively small is...

Tax break loss could gut giving

At a time when both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates say they are considering capping the charitable tax deduction, a national Dunham+Company/Campbell Rinker study conducted last month suggests that the deduction is vital to in...

Tax planners eye options as Bush-era cuts near sunset

Tax planners eye options as Bush-era cuts near sunset

Tax preparers here say they're bracing for a frantic winter regardless of how the tax picture shakes out, as their clients take advantage of tax breaks for 2012 and start planning for big changes in 2013.With the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire...

Damaging heart attacks in late pregnancy investigated

Heart attacks during pregnancy are uncommon, but the prevalence of heart disease in pregnant mothers has increased during the past decade as more women delay pregnancy until they are older. These women, who are generally less physically active than...

Breast cancer treatment said

Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, of New York City, has begun offering what's called Intrabeam radiotherapy to women with early-stage breast cancer, an innovative radiation treatment delivered in a single dose at the time of with...

Medical groups concur on value of hormone therapy

After 10 years of debate regarding the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, 15 medical organizations have come together to issue a statement of agreement regarding the benefits of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women.The new joint...

Raising a birth community

Raising a birth community

Bloom Spokane, a three-year-old nonprofit that provides childbirth resources, is blossoming itself with more than 3,300 visits a month to its website and almost 90 health care providers listed as members.The group grew from founder and executive...

Milk bank backers work on awareness

The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank and McHenry, Ill.-based breast pump provider Medela Inc. earlier this month announced a partnership with King West Pictures to increase awareness of human milk banks and the value of breast milk feeding, especially a...

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