Daily Archives: December 27, 2017

Going to Court Against the Pentagon

The old saw that “you can’t fight city hall” is getting an update this week. The mayors of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco have filed suit to force the…

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The Tax Cuts Will Devastate Charitable Giving

The just-signed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, like all income tax laws, will reward some behaviors and penalize others. Unfortunately for nonprofits, the new rules are going to discourage charitable…

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Business Briefs – December 27, 2017

U.S. Stocks Mount Milestone-Shattering Run In 2017 NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street delivered big gains and shattered stock market records in 2017 as a global economic rebound, strong company…

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Regional Briefs – December 27, 2017

Minimum Wage Rising for Thousands of New Yorkers ALBANY – The minimum wage will go up statewide this coming Sunday as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to gradually raise…

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Liam and Olivia Most Popular NYC Baby Names in 2016

Liam and Olivia were the most popular names for boys and girls, respectively, born in New York City in 2016, according to statistics released Wednesday by the city Health Department.…

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IRS Issues Guidance on Prepayment of Local Taxes

The IRS has issued guidance that could help homeowners figure out if they can save money by paying next year’s local property taxes early. The federal tax overhaul signed by…

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Zimbabwe’s New Leader Appoints Ex-Military Commander as VP

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed the country’s former military commander as one of his two vice presidents, state-run media reported Wednesday, deepening concerns about the military’s influence after…

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Spain Pulls Police Reinforcements Back from Catalonia

Spain’s Interior Ministry says it is withdrawing thousands of police reinforcements who were deployed to its northeastern region of Catalonia in the run-up to an attempted referendum on the region’s…

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Knesset Passes Recommendations Bill After Filibuster Ends

Forty-five hours of filibuster – some of it acrimonious, some of it carried out in an almost empty hall – dragged to an end on Wednesday night as MKs cast…

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