Month: August 2020

An empty parking lot is seen outside a closed JC Penney Co. store in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Talks had been progressing with three potential bidders, including the mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield, to salvage the department store chain J.C. Penney —
0 Comments
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Aug. 27. Carlos Barria | Reuters Workers who participate in President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral will see a temporary increase in their take-home pay, but they’ll likely see smaller
0 Comments
China’s five largest banks reported their biggest profit declines in at least a decade as they brace for further increases in bad loans in an economy weakened by the coronavirus pandemic. The five lenders — Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China and Bank of Communications —
0 Comments
China on Monday announced that manufacturing activity expanded in the month of August as the country continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) for the month of August came in at 51.0 as compared to 51.1 in July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. However, the pace of expansion missed
0 Comments
Philly fraud; under development; ran but couldn’t hide; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Philadelphia: Preparer Nvahbulai Quisiah has been sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to defraud the U.S., preparing false client returns, wire fraud and identity theft. Quisiah owned and operated First Premier Tax Service (also d.b.a. Kosh & Associates)
0 Comments
Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the FDA Adam Jeffery | CNBC Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA chief under President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to not test asymptomatic people for Covid-19 was  “unfortunate” because those people could be at high risk of contracting the infection.  “We should
0 Comments
DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins speaks during the unveiling of DraftKings headquarters March 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Darren McCollester | Getty Images Stocks are once again at record high levels — with the S&P 500 now up over 21% on a one-year basis. That’s following Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s more-relaxed inflation targeting strategy,
0 Comments
DusanManic | iStock | Getty Images Many people’s retirement dreams received a reality check following the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. New research shows that’s especially true for older workers. A recent report from Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee of Congress found that workers ages 65 and up were hit harder by
0 Comments
High-net-worth individuals are being identified by tax policymakers these days in various ways. While Portugal recently approved a 10 percent tax on foreign pension income, putting an end to the tax-free regime for foreigners approved during the financial crisis, Greece is looking into attracting foreigners with tax reductions. In order to transfer their tax residency
0 Comments
While Lousiana appears to have avoided the worst projections for Hurricane Laura, the storm is disrupting the state’s coronavirus response at a particularly crucial time as schools reopen, state officials and epidemiologists said. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned earlier this week that the storm would disrupt the state’s coronavirus response efforts. “The challenge is
0 Comments