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Get Your Taxes Done: Filing Early Has Real Advantages

Procrastinating on our taxes until the last minute is as American as apple pie. But before you resign yourself to running out to the post office at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, you should be aware of the benefits of getting your taxes done early.

Homeowners Get Extension to Apply for Mortgage Help

The deadline for distressed homeowners to apply for a government mortgage aid program has been extended through Wednesday. The Emergency Homeowner's Loan Program offers up to $50,000 in interest-free loans to qualified homeowners to help pay their monthly mortgage for up to two years.

Ethanol, the Next Generation: Corn Is Out, Cellulose Is In

It has become clear to politicians and scientists that corn-based ethanol isn't the solution for creating a home-grown fuel source. Enter "cellulosic ethanol," made from wood chips, weeds or algae: Is this the fuel of the future? A company called Mascoma is gearing up to prove it is.

Americans Deeply Divided Over Tax-Cut Extensions

While most people support extending at least some of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts due to expire this year, a new Gallup/USA Today survey finds that Americans are deeply divided on which cuts should continue -- and for how long.

The sprint is on for the tax deadline

Today's the big day, for those of you wanting to file their taxes on time, and there are plenty of people sprinting toward that finish line. There...