Archive for December 27th, 2017

<p>In 2014, San Francisco passed legislation allowing property owners to add accessory dwelling units</p>

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Its a well-known historical truth at this point, but Seattle, WA used to be a poor, run-down city. Now its a gleaming, really rich city.
To drive through it, or better yet to see it by boat is to be stunned by all the wealth creation thats taking place there. While downcast talk in the early 1970s was sarcastically about the last person turning off the proverbial lights in a city that the talented had departed, so full of talent is Seattle today that its downtown cant house it all. Sure enough, the greater Seattle area has not one, but two skylines. Redmonds seemingly…

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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 Service said in a news release.

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2017 was a year of surprises, but for 2018, not surprisingly, things are expected to be more, well, normal.

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It's a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years.The Republican tax overhaul bestows an initial infusion of cash on nearly every taxpayer next year.&nbsp;

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Bitcoin fell below $15,000 after the cryptocurrency’s biggest rally in two weeks ended a rout that wiped more than $9,000 off the price.

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Corn Belt farmers seeing incomes decline are cutting expenses. Some are looking for second jobs or even leaving agriculture.

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Whatever you think of New Year’s resolutions, a not-so-friendly suggestion for one is heading your way across the Pacific. On January 1, China, which uses “recyclables” as industrial feedstocks, will begin refusing shipments that don’t meet its new, higher standards. The prospect of burying our recyclables has made some environmentalists lament the “decades of recycling progress under threat,” and others wish the change “will make recycling stronger.” Predictably (and incorrectly), greens are reusing the cliché about the Chinese word for crisis meaning both danger and opportunity. Since when…

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NEW YORK (AP) It was a strong year for the stock market, but 2017 was a great year if you made airplanes (think Boeing), were an online juggernaut (Amazon) or built homes (KB Homes). It was a year to forget if you were an energy company (Chesapeake) made Barbie dolls (Mattel) or if you were a storied industrial conglomerate about to go on a radical slim-down program (General Electric).
The stock market had a banner year overall, but there were plenty of big winners, and big losers, among individual U.S. companies. Heres a look at a few of them.
THE WINNERS
THE MIGHTY…

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WASHINGTON (AP) Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo.
The tax measure that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday distributes benefits across a range of American industries, from construction to health care.
As a general rule of thumb, everybodys doing well under this bill, Martin Sullivan, chief economist at Tax Analysts, says of U.S. companies. When you give out a…

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FedEx says most consumers opt to return their gifts at stores.

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The stock market is routinely hitting record highs. Unemployment is low and heading lower. The U.S. economy looks healthy.

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Leon Black recently posed a question whose answer will determine how profitable the new U.S. tax regime could make Wall Street firms like his Apollo Global Management LLC.

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Cryptocurrency mania rests on greater fools, writes Mitch Tuchman.

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