"Because of Washington shenanigans and the wacky tax code, there is a brief window in time with no federal inheritance tax. If you die this year, no matter how rich you are, the taxman cannot take anything from the estate before your heirs collect. NYT takes note of perhaps the richest person so far to take advantage of this loophole, a Texas energy tycoon named Dan Duncan."
"The grocer, with 140 stores in the Baltimore and Washington area, has cut as much as 25 percent off prices on items in every department. It follows other supermarket chains, including Giant Food and Wegmans, which have cut prices because of the economy," the Baltimore Sun reports.