Month: November 2019

A group of Black Friday online shopping purchases photographed in delivery boxes filled with polystyrene packing pellets, taken on September 13, 2019. Future Publishing | Future | Getty Images Black Friday shoppers spent $7.4 billion online, the second largest Internet shopping day ever, according to data compiled by Adobe Analytics. The $7.4 billion marked the
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Independent retailers are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, a day used to promote mom-and-pop retailers, and many towns are doing their best to support the effort.  In 2018, an estimated 104 million consumers shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They spent $17.8 billion, the most since the shopping event
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Don’t be surprised if a proposal billed as a middle-class tax cut emerges from the White House at some point next year. With the president’s hope to make it an election issue — as recently described by his top economic policy advisor in an interview with CNBC — the idea is to lower taxes on America’s middle earners
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Inspirational speaker on stage Getty Recently I had the DIS-pleasure of sitting through an invitation-only panel discussion on a topic I was quite excited about. I was attending a very large conference focused on the senior housing industry. The meeting was billed as a state-of-technology breakfast and was sponsored by a company that develops creative
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Shimao Property’s billionaire chairman Hui Wing Mau is among “first-generation” Chinese rich turning… [+] over leadership at flagship companies to their children. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News BLOOMBERG NEWS (This is a guest post by Zhao Luyun, a Forbes China columnist, the founder of the Zhan Rui Family Inheritance Research Center, and a visiting professor at the
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(Credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) The ’90s fashion revival has past its peak. Over the last few years, women ditched skinny jeans for the classic Levi’s style, Champion windbreakers flew off shelves and streaming platforms battled for the rights to the hit show “Friends.” This revival of 1990’s consumer tastes put certain brands
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They are sobering statistics. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) age is the strongest predictor of hearing loss among adults aged 20-69, with the greatest amount of hearing loss in the 60 to 69 age group. And nearly 25 percent of adults in America aged 65 to 74 and
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A long string of losses in a horse related business may well attract IRS attention. Don’t despair. If you take the right steps you have a good chance of winning in Tax Court. Reilly’s Eighteenth Law of Tax Planning – Honest objective trumps realistic expectation. A quarter horse mare showing its muscles. Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas,
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Part of the Cherohala Skyway in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee Getty One automaker delivered the gift of green infrastructure this holiday season. To help protect forestlands, Volkswagen of America, through a sponsorship of The Conservation Fund, is donating $1.25 million towards increasing the footprint of the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee by nearly
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