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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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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