Month: May 2019

Shipping containers sit stacked at Qingdao Port after snow on February 14, 2019 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. Visual China Group | Getty Images China continued to ramp up the rhetoric against the U.S. on Friday, with a former Chinese central bank chief saying that further escalation in trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could greatly hurt
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There’s nearly $800 million up for grabs this weekend in the nation’s two largest lotteries. With no ticket matching all winning numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot has jumped to $350 million. Between that and Mega Millions’ $444 million top prize, a whopping $794 million is waiting for winners in the next two
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A seven-year-old boy believed to have fallen from a rollercoaster is in a critical condition, police have said. Witnesses said he fell from the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, on Thursday. People reported hearing screams and seeing him “hanging backwards” from the carriage. North Yorkshire Police said the boy was taken
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Britain has not used coal to generate electricity for two weeks – the longest period since the 1880s. The body which manages the way electricity is generated said coal was last used at 15:12 on 17 May. Fintan Slye, director of the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), said the British record for solar power
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Talk about having the rug pulled out from under you: You’re knee-deep in divorce negotiations, trying to keep some semblance of balance, and you lose your job. Or your spouse loses their job. How will the court look at this, how will it affect negotiations, and what should you do? Understanding that every situation is
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Shutterstock Shutterstock There are various types of financial products with different tax treatments, and Section 1256 contracts have the best overall tax advantages. Tax treatment of financial products affects investors, traders, and hedge funds. But sadly, many tax preparers overlook essential differences in tax treatment for these groups, resulting in overpayments. Education is key. It’s
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Pedestrians walk past a Dollar Tree Inc. store in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Sean Proctor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dollar Tree cut its full-year profit forecast on Thursday, citing costs related to store closures and freight, sending its shares down 4% in trading before the bell. The company said the forecast includes the impact of
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