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A commission of business and government leaders will propose ways to make the Social Security program more modern and fiscally sound ( www.ssa.gov/ssacommission.htm ).

The SEC launches an online margin calculator that helps an investor estimate the likelihood of his or her broker’s issuing a margin call—for insufficient account equity—in the next 30 days, three months or a year ( www.sec.gov/news/headlines/margincalc.htm ).

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A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.