April 12, 2019

People who win large prizes shouldn’t get taxed once they give their windfalls away

When former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he didn’t keep the approximately US$1.4 million, converted from Swedish currency, that came with it. Instead the Nobel Prize Foundation transferred the money directly to Fisher House, a nonprofit that houses families of wounded veterans while their loved ones get medical care, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and eight other charities.
April 12, 2019

IMF, WB prepared to answer Venezuelan humanitarian disaster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said Thursday they are ready to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela if their participation is requested.
April 12, 2019

What you might want to know concerning the Stop & Shop strike

At 1 p.m. Thursday, more than 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job.“We are officially out on strike,” Jeff Bollen, the president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, one of the five local unions representing the Quincy-based grocery chain’s New England workers, said in a video message.
April 12, 2019

Top Senate Dem stops in need of embracing ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat stopped short of throwing his weight behind Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan Thursday, calling it one of several proposals his party is advancing to strengthen health care.
April 12, 2019

Tax returns waste everybody’s time – however there’s a simple answer the tax preparation business and a few lawmakers don’t like

Each year hundreds of millions of Americans file their personal income tax returns using a form 1040.
April 12, 2019

Stop & Shop staff stroll out after negotiation deadlock

Stop & Shop workers in southern New England walked off the job Thursday, after more than 31,000 employees last month authorized their labor leaders to call for a work stoppage amid increasingly strained contract negotiations.
April 11, 2019

How US tax legal guidelines discriminate in opposition to ladies, gays and folks of coloration

What and how a country chooses to tax says a lot about its values. A core value built into the DNA of America, for example, is equality. And in practice, Americans imagine their country to be more equal than it is and strive to treat every member of society that way.
April 11, 2019

From ‘40 acres and a mule’ to LBJ to the 2020 election, a quick historical past of slavery reparation guarantees

Does the United States owe descendants of slaves reparations?It’s a question being asked more frequently of Democrats running for the 2020 presidential nomination. Many have expressed varying degrees of support for reparations, giving the idea the greatest prominence it’s ever had among leading politicians.
April 11, 2019

JetBlue to supply flights from Boston to London

After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is.JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston in 2021.
April 11, 2019

JetBlue to supply flights to London from NY and Boston

After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is.JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston in 2021.