Pot Brownie Vending Machines Are Now a Thing

Apr 14, 2014, 5:08 pm EDT

Pot brownie vending machines are the newest thing in a country that’s slowly warming up to the legalization of marijuana.

Source: Wikipedia

American Green has developed ZaZZZ, a vending machine with marijuana and edibles inside of it. Colorado marijuana dispensary Herbal Elements will be the first to add a ZaZZZ to the store in an attempt to reduce lines and potential thefts. Read 

Your Odds of an IRS Audit Are Lowest in Years

Apr 14, 2014, 2:36 pm EDT

The odds of getting hit by an IRS audit are the lowest in years. Source: mailto:letters@investorplace.com

According to RT, those making less than $200,000 only have a .88% chance of facing an IRS audit. This number increases for those who make more, with earning over $1 million having an 11% chance to be audited. However, this is the lowest chance of being audited since 2010.

The chance of getting an IRS audit drops even further if you have a business that deals mostly in cash. Read 

Woman Arrested for Throwing Shoe at Hillary Clinton

Apr 11, 2014, 12:26 pm EDT

Hillary Clinton dodged a shoe that was thrown at her by an unidentified woman during a speech in Las Vegas. Source: mailto:letters@investorplace.com

The woman who threw the shoe at Hillary Clinton was detained by security personal and held in the hallway of the hotel where the speech was being given. The woman admitted to throwing the shoe as well as tossing some papers, but she refused to identify herself. The woman was checked and it was dsicovered that she wasn’t approved to attend the speech. It is unknown what the woman will be charged with, the Associated Press notes.

Officials behind the Hillary Clinton speaking event claim that the unidentified woman “must have slipped under the rope at the last second” to get in. Read 

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns After Obamacare Rollout Failures

Apr 11, 2014, 9:04 am EDT

On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange website last year. Source: Wikipedia

Kathleen Sebelius led HHS for five years. She was a constant target for congressional Republicans unhappy with White House policies, especially Obamacare. That criticism continued even after the government announced last week that Obamacare enrollment had exceeded the original goal of 7 million sign-ups, the Associated Press notes.

A number of Republicans called for Kathleen Sebelius to step down last year amid technical glitches that marred the federal health exchange’s rollout. At the time, the Obama Administration backed the HHS secretary. Read 

IRS: There’s a New E-Mail Tax Scam Around

Apr 10, 2014, 8:06 pm EDT

The IRS has warned taxpayers of a new tax scam making its way through the internet via e-mail. Source: mailto:letters@investorplace.com

The agency has said that the e-mail is a phishing scam and it has nothing to do with the IRS. “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document processing error,” reads the e-mail.

“Your case has been forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance,” continues the e-mail. “To avoid delays processing your 2013 filing contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance.” Read 

FB Exec Sheryl Sandberg Says She’s Not Running for Office

Apr 9, 2014, 1:39 pm EDT

Facebook (FB) exec Sheryl Sandberg has announced that she will not be running for office despite the rumors.

She said that a political career is not for her and she has no intentions of leaving her current job to run for office. Sheryl Sandberg also confirmed that she will be staying with Facebook after some confusion arose over her decision to sell half her Facebook holdings.

“A good chunk of what was sold was all for taxes, so there’s just confusion on that,” she said. “I love my job. I love what we do every day to connect the world, and I love being able to work on ‘Lean In’ in my personal time.” Read 

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