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Traders Work On The Floor Of The NYSE As Stocks Rally Amid Earnings And Crude Shrugs Off China Slump
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published Jan 1, 2018, 6:00:09 PM, by Sarah Jones, Will Hadfield and Silla Brush (Bloomberg) — Everyone in European finance has been abuzz over an obscure acronym — MiFID II — that’s about to radically change how assets from stocks to commodities are traded and investors’ money is managed. Banks

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A sign stands in front of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The widening inquiries into the IRS are focusing less on why employees singled out small-government groups for scrutiny and more on agency executives who didn't inform Congress earlier. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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published Dec 27, 2017, 5:03:38 PM, by John Voskuhl (Bloomberg) — Taxpayers can deduct their 2018 state and local property taxes on their 2017 returns if they pay those tax bills before the end of the year — and only if the taxes were assessed before 2018, the Internal Revenue

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published Dec 19, 2017, 4:00:09 AM, by Suzanne Woolley (Bloomberg) — With so much advice out there about saving money, being encouraged to spend could sound a little weird. But that’s what some financial services firms are telling retirees to do—to make a New Year’s resolution to use more of

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published Dec 11, 2017, 4:00:40 AM, by Cass R Sunstein (Bloomberg View) — One of the most spectacularly successful ideas in all of behavioral economics is Save More Tomorrow, by which employers ask employees if they would like to give some portion of their future wage increases to their retirement

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published Dec 11, 2017, 7:48:50 AM, by Sahil Kapur (Bloomberg) — A funny thing happened when Congress approved a tax cut for the middle class eight years ago: Most Americans didn’t notice. The 2009 economic-stimulus bill contained a one-year tax break worth $800 for married couples in 95 percent of

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published Dec 6, 2017, 10:00:09 AM, by Justin Fox (Bloomberg View) — The U.S. is exceptional, and therefore an outlier in lots of international comparisons. Our incomes are high and our taxes are low, which is good. But our health-care bills are astronomical and our infant mortality rate is awfully high, too (for a wealthy country),

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published Nov 27, 2017 8:46:01 AM, by Matt Levine (Bloomberg View) — CFPB. I feel like a simple misunderstanding is driving the fight over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB’s staff, and its departing director Richard Cordray, think that the bureau’s job is to protect consumers from financial institutions. But

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published Nov 13, 2017, 10:14:50 AM, by Rachel Evans (Bloomberg) — The next front in the battle to dominate exchange-traded funds is just across the Atlantic. WisdomTree Investments Inc. agreed to buy ETF Securities’ $17.6 billion funds business in Europe, the company said in a statement Monday. The deal would

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published Oct 31, 2017, 3:00:08 AM, by Ben Steverman (Bloomberg) — The White House cited research from a “family business” group to support its push for repealing the federal estate tax. But don’t mistake family business owners for small business owners. Directors of the group, called Family Enterprise USA, include

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published Nov 1, 2017, 4:00:08 AM, by Rebecca Greenfield and Francesca Levy (Bloomberg) — Subscribe to Game Plan on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to Game Plan on Pocket Castshttps://megaphone.link/BLM8568545285 Most of us are really bad at thinking about and planning for our retirement. Only a third of Americans contribute to employer-provided 401(k) accounts, and about half have no retirement savings at

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