Taxes

9 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Living Trust

Clients often think trusts can do everything – as if they are magical creatures – the unicorn of estate planning. All their problems are solved because they have a trust. That may be the case, but it may not. Different trusts do different things.<p>Living trusts are often the topic of small talk at …

Retirement

Is it illegal for the media to publish Donald Trump’s leaked tax return?

Closing arguments underway in Paul Manafort trial<p>00:23<p>Vermont’s Christine Hallquist makes history as first transgender nominee for governor<p>00:28<p>Sarah Huckabee Sanders: ‘I can’t guarantee’ Trump never said N-word on tape<p>02:56<p>FBI agent Peter Strzok fired from agency over anti-Trump tweets<p>00:34<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort refuses to wear white socks in court -- and people are going crazy over it

It's one of the most-anticipated trials of the year: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has spent 11 days on the stand at the United States District Court for bank and tax fraud.<p>However, there's something else about his court appearance that's making headlines -- and it has to do with his …

Donald Trump

Whistleblower makes shocking IRS, insider trading allegations

A whistleblower made this shocking allegation to me last week: the IRS was tipping off members of Congress to corporate takeovers so the elected …

Corruption

5 Facts About High-Yield Dividend Stocks Every Investor Should Know

Don't let these valuable stocks surprise you.<p>Investors turn to high-yield dividend stocks for the income they need from their portfolios. The higher …

Investing

Manafort Jury to Begin First Day of Deliberations

Former Trump campaign chairman faces bank and tax fraud charges related to consulting work in Ukraine<p>A federal jury was set to begin deliberations Thursday in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who faces 18 criminal counts alleging tax fraud, bank fraud and failing to …

Paul Manafort

Chamber says California will save big on energy bills thanks to Trump's tax cuts

California consumers will save at least $3 billion on their energy bills over the next five years due to Trump’s December tax cuts, the Chamber of …

U.S. Politics

'You Are Not Going to Disrespect Her': Why Aretha Franklin Insisted on Being Paid in Cash

The "Queen of Soul," who died on Thursday at 76, had a money quirk.<p>Legendary singer Aretha Franklin—who earned 18 Grammy Awards and the nickname the …

Aretha Franklin

The Paul Manafort Jury Is Now Deliberating. Here Are the Charges

The fate of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, is in the hands of 12 jurors in Alexandria, Virginia. After a trial …

Paul Manafort

This is what back-to-school season looks like when your kids are homeschooled

The term “back to school” has a way of eliciting a very specific mental image: Parents poring over itemized supply lists, searching relentlessly for …

Homeschooling

Senate Republicans seek to clarify tax policy for harassment victims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday sought to correct a section of President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that threatened to prevent sexual harassment victims from claiming a tax deduction for the legal costs they incur while pursuing their cases.<p>In a letter to Treasury …

Politics

Debt soars under Trump tax cuts

What Donald Trump said about being black in 1989<p>06:57<p>Steve Schmidt: Trump's actions against Brennan are an "abuse of power"<p>14:51<p>Brennan: Trump is …

Donald Trump

Gasoline tax cuts not coming until fall, Ford goverment says | The Star

“Stay tuned.”<p>The other 5.7 cents of the tax relief, which Ford promised during the June 7 election campaign as a reduction in the excise tax, will …

Cap and Trade

Family who owns restaurant avoid prison time for tax evasion

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) - Three members of the family that owned a Massachusetts restaurant convicted in a $3 million tax evasion scheme have avoided …

Corruption

Walmart Rides Strong Consumer Spending to Fastest Sales Growth in Over a Decade

Strong U.S. economy gives a boost to retailers as consumers spend more; Walmart shares jump 10%<p>So much for the retail apocalypse.<p>Buoyed by rising wages and employment as well as tax cuts, Americans are spending more on everything from jeans and handbags to wall paint. That has translated to rising …

European News

Tracking what companies are doing with cash from tax cuts

Stephanie Ruhle<p>Elise Jordan: Trump is revoking clearances for the wrong reasons<p>09:34<p>Sanders apologizes after falsely claiming Trump created more jobs …

Donald Trump

Private schools don’t act like charities, so let’s strip them of the benefits | Frances Ryan

As teenagers find out their exam results after what’s been a particularly stressful A-level year, I can’t help but think of how different the experience may be depending on whether your parent is, say, a cleaner or a barrister.<p>Ministers have been accused of a “total and abject failure” to widen …

Private Schools

BREAKING: Disney Halts Plans to Build the Proposed Luxury Resort...

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.<p>Disney’s plans to build a hotel at Disneyland’s Downtown …

Walt Disney Company

A nonprofit got special loans and tax breaks for low-income housing. Dealmakers collected millions in fees. And buildings deteriorated.

In Chicago, the debate over affordable housing typically centers on gentrifying areas. The city pushes developers to either pay extra fees or set aside units that charge lower rent, although a recent Tribune investigation found fewer affordable units were being built than projected.<p>The Better …

Chicago

Manafort ditching prison-issued socks for court appearances

Paul Manafort is guilty – of rocking a suit without socks.<p>President Trump’s former campaign chairman may be facing serious prison time if he’s …

Donald Trump

Jury begins deliberations in Paul Manafort trial

Paul Manafort

Fil-Chinese businessmen not in favor of 2nd tax reform package: officials

Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv<p>MANILA - Members of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries are not in favor of the …

ABS-CBN

Dying to do the right thing, he gets a tax bill | Stu Bykofsky

Leon Czikowsky, who is dying, made a generous gesture as he closes the last chapter of his life. Instead of the expected serenity, he got financial …

Real Estate

City Council fails to override veto of military tax break

Leaders of the Honolulu City Council failed Wednesday to override Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto of a bill giving additional tax breaks for active …

City Politics

Angola aims to boost oil output with new block sale agency

* President Lourenço reforming Africa’s No.2 oil sector<p>* New agency would break state energy firm’s monopoly<p>* Angola oil output in decline<p>By Stephen Eisenhammer<p>LUANDA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Angola will launch next year a new agency to handle oil concessions, the government said on Thursday, as …

Oil

Austin approves final MLS stadium talks, Columbus Crew to move sometime or another probably maybe

Well, that was anticlimactic: After several weeks in which the Austin city council put off a decision on providing more than $100 million in property …

Columbus Crew

Vice President Mike Pence Prays With Mollie Tibbetts' Family During Visit to Iowa

Vice President Mike Pence met with the family of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts on Wednesday.<p>The 20-year-old vanished after leaving for …

Mike Pence

Fruitless and wasteful expenditure set to be axed as a deduction for tax

A draft amendment bill aims to make expenditure determined and reported by a public entity as fruitless and wasteful, not allowable as a tax deduction<p>…

Business (South Africa)

Prosecution presents closing arguments in Manafort trial

Paul Manafort is on trial in Virginia, accused of committing bank and tax fraud.

Paul Manafort

Another luxury European car manufacturer wants a piece of Georgia

Like Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz and Porsche HQs, Jaguar Land Rover aims to add its name to the state’s automotive roster<p>“Georgia just can’t stop winning international auto manufacturer facilities.”<p>That’s the way the CoStar Group put it on Twitter, announcing the news that Jaguar Land Rover Classics is …

Land Rover