Tax rebates and more

February 4, 2008 3:29:33 PM PST
Governor Rendell wants to stimulate Pennsylvania's economy by giving out one-time rebates of 400-dollars each. The 400-dollar tax rebates would go to 475-thousand lower income families across the states. They're part of a 130-million-dollar economic plan the governor proposed on Monday.

The money to pay for the plan would be taken from the state's rainy day fund and be repaid from the government's surplus after the fiscal year ends June 30th.

Yahoo will stop operating its online music subscription service sometime in the first half of this year. Customers of Yahoo Music Unlimited will automatically get switched to Rhapsody music, which is owned by RealNetworks Inc. It's part of a new deal between the two companies.

Yahoo subscribers' music library and payment plans will remain the same for a limited time after the switch, but those wishing to remain on Rhapsody eventually will be required to sign up at Rhapsody's higher rates.

Yahoo's subscription rates range from $5.99 a month to $8.99 a month. Rhaspody memberships start at $12.99 a month.