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Sugar tax may not solve Malaysia’s obesity crisis - Financial Times

2 hours 8 min ago
Sugar tax may not solve Malaysia’s obesity crisis  Financial Times

Mahathir Mohamad, who swept to power at the age of 92 in Malaysia in a surprise election victory last May, is determined to do things differently from his ...

‘Suicide Surcharge’ or Crucial Fee to Fix the Subway? Taxi Drivers Brace for Battle Over $2.50 Charge - The New York Times

4 hours 9 min ago
‘Suicide Surcharge’ or Crucial Fee to Fix the Subway? Taxi Drivers Brace for Battle Over $2.50 Charge  The New York Times

New York City taxi owners and drivers have filed a lawsuit to block a fee on Manhattan rides that would raise millions in badly needed subway funds.

Governor Cuomo proposes gutting municipal aid program | News - Olean Times Herald

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:51
Governor Cuomo proposes gutting municipal aid program | News  Olean Times Herald

Many municipalities across the state could lose thousands in aid under the proposed state budget.

US real estate: changing the way New York is built - Financial Times

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:25
US real estate: changing the way New York is built  Financial Times

Hudson Yards developer Stephen Ross is picking a fight with organised labour that could transform city development.

We need to build the border wall to stop the migrant caravans - New York Post

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:22
We need to build the border wall to stop the migrant caravans  New York Post

The US government is shut down and the economic ramifications will be great. Not only are the families of people who've been put out of work being hurt but the ...

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area - The New York Times

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:55
Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area  The New York Times

SEATTLE — The Seattle area, home to both Microsoft and Amazon, is a potent symbol of the affordable housing crisis that has followed the explosive growth of ...

Cuomo pushes to require union wages for construction projects - New York Post

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:16
Cuomo pushes to require union wages for construction projects  New York Post

Gov. Cuomo's union-backed push to expand the state's prevailing wage law could drive construction costs in New York even higher, a conservative think tank...

Quotation of the Day: ‘Suicide Surcharge’ or Crucial Fee to Fix the Subway? Taxi Drivers Brace for Battle Over $2.50 Charge - New York Times

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:13
Quotation of the Day: ‘Suicide Surcharge’ or Crucial Fee to Fix the Subway? Taxi Drivers Brace for Battle Over $2.50 Charge  New York Times

“You don't just tax the last person in. You tax everyone causing the problem. It's not like moving around Manhattan was la-dee-da before Uber.”.

White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again - The New York Times

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:38
White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, the Trump administration is reinterpreting longstanding rules to open the federal ...

White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again - The New York Times

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:38
White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, the Trump administration is reinterpreting longstanding rules to open the federal ...

Happy Tax Files False Advertising Lanham Act Lawsuit Against H&R Block - Business Wire

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:50
Happy Tax Files False Advertising Lanham Act Lawsuit Against H&R Block  Business Wire

Happy Tax, the fastest growing tax franchise according to Entrepreneur Magazine, has announced that it has filed suit against the nation's largest tax.

From Greenspan to Yellen, Economic Brain Trust Backs Carbon Tax - Bloomberg

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:47
From Greenspan to Yellen, Economic Brain Trust Backs Carbon Tax  Bloomberg

An all-star lineup of economists, from Alan Greenspan to Paul Volcker, is endorsing a plan to combat climate change by slapping a tax on greenhouse gas ...

The Green New Deal: How We Will Pay for It Isn't 'a Thing' - and Inflation Isn't Either - Forbes

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:15
The Green New Deal: How We Will Pay for It Isn't 'a Thing' - and Inflation Isn't Either  Forbes

Those who ask 'how will we pay for' a Green New Deal need to learn public finance. Ditto those fearing inflation. We'll pay for the GND as we do everything else, ...

New York City Funded 10,000 Newly Built Affordable Units Last Year - Wall Street Journal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:11
New York City Funded 10,000 Newly Built Affordable Units Last Year  Wall Street Journal

New York City financed more than 10000 new affordable-housing units last year, bringing the city closer to Mayor de Blasio's goal of building or preserving ...

There’s Nothing Wrong With Open Borders - The New York Times

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:00
There’s Nothing Wrong With Open Borders  The New York Times

Why a brave Democrat should make the case for vastly expanding immigration.

Massachusetts and Missouri could teach the US government a lot about how to fight growing income inequality - Business Insider

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:16
Massachusetts and Missouri could teach the US government a lot about how to fight growing income inequality  Business Insider

Instead of enacting policies to reduce inequality, the federal government has more often done the opposite. States have recently moved to combat this.

Wizards set to represent NBA on global stage vs. Knicks - NBCSports.com

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:56
Wizards set to represent NBA on global stage vs. Knicks  NBCSports.com

The Wizards enter Thursday's matchup with the New York Knicks, set for 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, with several factors working in their favor. For one ...

New York establishes its online sales tax rules. And retailers need to start complying right away. - DigitalCommerce360

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:21
New York establishes its online sales tax rules. And retailers need to start complying right away.  DigitalCommerce360

Unlike most other states that have put online sales tax rules or laws into effect, New York isn't giving merchants any wiggle room as the rules are in effect ...

Inside the real estate world's most exclusive party - New York Post

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:11
Inside the real estate world's most exclusive party  New York Post

The skyscrapers may be the stars of the glittering city skyline. But tonight, as the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) honors the best and brightest in the ...

Retail Value Inc. Announces Tax Allocations of 2018 Dividend Distributions - Business Wire

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:40
Retail Value Inc. Announces Tax Allocations of 2018 Dividend Distributions  Business Wire

January 16, 2019, Retail Value Inc. (NYSE: RVI) today announced the tax allocations of 2018 distributions on its common shares. For shareholders of Re.

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