Archive for December 20th, 2017

Charlie Lee, creator of the world’s fifth-biggest cryptocurrency, cashed in during a 75-fold rally this year.

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On Wednesday morning, I found myself on the frontlines of retail America, with the Christmas shopping season coming down to the wire. My experience was wonderfully positive when it came to the people serving customers. As for the customers, well, that was more of a mixed bag.
Let me explain. I spent Tuesday night wrestling with a MacBook laptop that didnt want to boot up. After trying assorted remedies found online, I called Apple, and spoke with a helpful person from tech support. We walked through a few potential remedies, but still no dice. He suggested I take the computer to an Apple…

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In the film Diner, the 1980 Barry Levinson classic about young adults resisting adulthood in late 1950s Baltimore, Timothy Fenwick (Kevin Bacon) asks Boogie (Mickey Rourke) if You ever get the feeling there’s something going on that we don’t know about? Fenwick was referring to women, and in particular a pretty girl from a part of Baltimore far (in a figurative sense) from their Fells Point hangouts, but in reality, he was talking about the world in general. Theres so much that we dont know.
Thats one of many reasons why readers will find Carl Cannons On This Date:…

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Got kids? You're going to miss that personal exemption when the time comes to file your 2018 taxes.

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Should we or can we slow down progress to ensure that everyone is able to keep up with it? That is the apparent question on the minds of many, as newspaper articles and commentators point to the fear that artificial intelligence will lead to human beings being replaced.
The question is well-intended, and based on a sense of compassion. But rather than expressing concern about those who may be left behind, it expresses condescension. It assumes that rather than being able to take advantage of AI, people will be overwhelmed by it. But the fact is, weve been engaged for centuries in a…

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Welcome back to my 15 Surprises for 2018. Click here to find Surprises Nos. 1 through 5. Here are Surprises Nos. 6 through 10:
Surprise #6: A Congressional Subcommittee Meeting Called by Sen. Dianne Feinstein Leads to a Regulatory Attack on Google and Facebook That Slows Their Expansion Plans and Market Share Gains
U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein announces that her staff has been researching the possible adverse ramifications (real estate, employment, etc.) of Amazon’s (AMZN) disruptive business strategy and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) (aka Google’s) dominance in search for nearly one year.
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On Tuesday night, Republicans in Washington were on the brink of passing a $1.5 trillion tax cut — by far the party’s largest accomplishment since President Donald Trump assumed office 11 months ago. 

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A hole in the tax bill that could trap parents just as their children are racking up big college tuition bills. And the provision does not appear to be intentional.

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Winners: Tax accountants, Donald Trump, and corporate America Republicans promised a tax bill by Christmas, and — except for a few final steps — they are ready to deliver. 

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On Tuesday night, Republicans in Washington were on the brink of passing a $1.5 trillion tax cut — by far the party’s largest accomplishment since President Donald Trump assumed office 11 months ago. 

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Rich people are different from the rest of us, and that includes the way they experience happiness.

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50 US retailers filed for bankruptcy in 2017, and more bankruptcies are on the horizon.

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Sometimes the "till-death-do-us-part" thing doesn't work out.

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More governments and companies see Islamic finance as a stable funding alternative to the conventional banking system, experts said.

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Winners: Tax accountants, Donald Trump, and corporate America Republicans promised a tax bill by Christmas, and — except for a few final steps — they are ready to deliver. 

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