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Fiscal cliff deal improves depreciation benefits

Had no fiscal cliff action been taken, the terms would have reverted to limits that would have left little flexibility in using depreciation to manage income taxes.

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The story behind a song

It was never a hit like “Tom Sawyer” or “Limelight,” but one of the standout tracks on Rush’s seminal 1981 album Moving Pictures is a song that should be near and dear to any motoring fan’s heart. “Red Barchetta” tells the story of a future when Orwellian safety-obsessed governments have passed “motor laws” banning most forms of recreational driving. The song’s narrator/hero, however, has an uncle who owns a sports car – presumably a two-seat Ferrari “Barchetta” ...

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Getting loaded with the laypeople

"I think if the general public had a better idea of what actually goes on in getting their Oreos to the Kroger, they might just reconsider cutting that truck off in traffic."

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The smell of an EOBR by any other name

If you're an EOBR mandate supporter, is "electronic logging device" or "electronic log" any sweeter? Public debate over the mandate suggests, well, roses.

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Breaking up by text message

Break-up text message reposted all over social media.

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A repeat: Human-powered tractor pull

Hapfor Bjornsson of Iceland, for the second year in a row, won the truck-pull qualifying event at the World's Strongest Man competition.

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You can be a change agent

"Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better."

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Plagues, vermin, snakes!

"You can flat fly through Texas; in fact, they encourage you to do so. Texas is the only state with DOT signs that taunt people...."

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Final send-off for a Maine log-hauling legend

Dale Crawford was the owner of the Maine Crawford family's log-hauling outfit until he sold it to his brother, Robin, in 2000 upon becoming ill. He passed away last week.

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It never hurts to ask

I’m going to give you three quick lessons today. Two of them won’t apply to most of you. One of them pretty much applies to all of us I’ve had horrible skin my whole life. I’ll spare you a list of all the weird crap that’s gone wrong over the years. But eczema was – for years and years and years – the worst one. Eczema’s not contagious. But it is miserable. It’s basically dry skin. And ...

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