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Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Controversial plans to raise the legal fees payable after death are to be scrapped ahead of the general election. Probate fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by critics – to go through Parliament. A senior Conservative declined to say if the scheme would be brought back if the prime minister was re-elected. Probate ...

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Big banks rack up $6.4 billion in ATM and overdraft fees

Watch a hacked ATM spew cash If you’ve ever had to pay $ 3 (or more) to get your own money out of an ATM machine, you aren’t alone. Nobody likes those fees. Except banks. America’s three biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase(JPM), Bank of America(BAC) and Wells Fargo(WFC) — earned more than $ 6.4 billion last year from ATM and overdraft fees, according to an analysis by CNNMoney that was verified by SNL Financial. That works out to over $ 25 in fees annually for every adult American. Despite public ...

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Comcast cable costs jump $48 per year, thanks to increased fees

It’s late in the year, which means, inevitably, it’s time to play a game of “How much are cable companies jacking up prices?” This year the early award goes to Comcast, who is raising its Broadcast TV fee from $ 5 to $ 7 per month, while its Regional Sports Network fee is rising from $ 3 to $ 5 per month. That works out to an extra $ 48 per year and comes on top of an additional 3.8% rate increase for broadcast TV and Internet service. Comcast and Charter ...

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Exclusive: ISIS makes up for lost oil cash with rising taxes and fees

Inside a lucrative ISIS oil field turned prison Despite the constant airstrikes on its oil infrastructure, ISIS still has a $ 2 billion empire — and it’s making up lost revenue by squeezing the population under its control through rising taxes. That’s according to new research from the Center for the Analysis of Terrorism, which will release on Wednesday a new report on the finances of the Islamic State. The authors of the report, terrorism experts Jean-Charles Brisard and Damien Martinez, conclude that “ISIS’s military defeat is not imminent… as ...

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Will dropping checked bag fees solve airport security gridlock?

Two lawmakers are calling on airlines to temporarily eliminate checked baggage fees to help relieve congestion at airport security lines. Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut and Edward Markey from Massachusetts sent a letter Tuesday to airline executives asking them to stop charging bag fees during the busy summer travel season. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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YouTube wins German appeal over artists’ fees

MUNICH (Reuters) – A German court has handed Google another legal victory over German performing rights organisation Gema, which had sought to make the company’s video-sharing service YouTube pay each time users watch music videos by artists it represents. Reuters: Technology News

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India IT firms may raise fees to counter dearer U.S. visas

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s export-driven IT outsourcing firms are likely to raise client fees and process more work from their centers in India to cushion the impact of an increase in fees for work visas in the United States, their top market, investors said. Reuters: Technology News

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