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As Burma spirals downward, it scares the wits out of its already-frightened neighbors.
Ironically, as the Coalition spirals downward, its former director, Ralph Reed, is a rising star in the Republican Party.
Although the exercise creates ordinary (compensation) income, if the per-share price spirals downward during the period within which the employee is restricted from selling the stock, the ultimate sale will cause the employee to recognize a capital loss.