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Companies' Last Tax Dodge of 2012: Paying December Dividends

Furniture retailer Ethan Allen Interiors this week became the latest company to move its dividend distribution up to December -- a shift that will help shareholders avoid the tax increases on such payouts that are coming in 2013. Is that good business, or bad corporate citizenship?

Leap Day Money: 6 Fun Financial Facts From Feb. 29

Leap Day is essentially an astronomical cheat used to keep the Gregorian calendar synced up with the Earth's orbit. Yet while it's only a quarter as common as the other days of the year, it has had its fair share of financially significant events.