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New Orleans Saints are Super Bowl XLIV Champions
(USA Today) – Saints stump Colts 31-17 to win franchise’s first Super Bowl title…Quarterback Drew Brees led the way, earning MVP honors after tying a Super Bowl record with 32 completions that included two touchdown passes.
 
State Conformity with Federal Depreciation Rules
(BNA) – The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 reactivated the 50% Additional First-Year Depreciation deduction (a.k.a., bonus depreciation) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 extended it for one year. Currently the deduction for bonus depreciation, per IRS Code Section 168(k), is for qualifying property placed in service in 2009 (and for certain property placed in service in 2010). Although many states have decided to follow the federal rules
 
Fannie, Freddie Losses Not So Bad?
(FOX) – The Obama Administration now predicts taxpayers will lose less money on mortgage giants Fannie Mae (FNM: 0.99, 0, 0%) and Freddie Mac (FRE: 1.18, 0, 0%) than the government has already invested in them – even as private analysts predict the companies could lose hundreds of billions of dollars more.
 
The Latest on the Estate Tax Lapse
(Business Week) – A certified financial planner explains why the IRS isn’t collecting the estate tax in 2010 and offers advice to family business owners preparing succession plans
 
Best And Worst Ads Of Super Bowl XLIV
(Forbes) – With more than 95 million viewers glued to the TV on a single night, the Super Bowl is the year’s biggest advertising platform. The 2010 ad line-up reflected marketers’ need to sell products rather than entertain with dazzling ad spectacles.

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