Bloomberg Report: Thousands of tax returns delayed by six weeks

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by Jane King / Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 7:17 AM

If you filed your taxes already--listen up! A software glitch caused more than 600,000 returns to be filed incorrectly. H&R Block confirms a mandatory field used to claim educational credits was left blank. Refunds may be delayed as much as six weeks because of the mistake. However the IRS would not say what percentage of the 600,000 returns came from H&R Block.

Customers of JPMorgan Chase also experiencing problems again. Another cyber attack. Chase says this one prevented customers from banking online through its chase.com website. The good news-- Chase says no customer data had been compromised.

The White House not taking cyber attacks lightly. President Obama is scheduled to discuss cyber-security with corporate executives Wednesday in Washington.

The world has its eyes on the Sistine Chapel Wednesday. One local souvenir shop in Rome tells Bloomberg Business Week it's even ready to produce small posters of the new pope within an hour - as well as keychains for tourists!

Fans of the medieval fantasy, 'Game of Thrones' can now sit back and enjoy a new beer inspired by the show. Iron Throne Blonde Ale was crafted in a partnership between HBO and a brewery called "Omme-Gang." The brew should be widely available in time for the Season 3 premiere. 

 

 

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