Month: September 2020

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Getty Images Coinbase is offering to pay employees who decide to quit the cryptocurrency company after it discouraged employee activism and discussing of political and social issues at work. CEO Brian Armstrong told Coinbase staff in an email that the company would offer severance packages for anyone “who doesn’t feel comfortable
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According to Mark Cuban, a second stimulus package should give all American households a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks for the next two months — and they must use that money within 10 days to promote spending and help keep businesses open.  But Cuban’s “Shark Tank” co-star, Barbara Corcoran disagrees with her friend’s “use it
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Joshua Harris, Apollo Global Management Co-Founder speaks during the 2020 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 30th, 2020. CNBC A notable private equity investor said Wednesday that the boom in special purpose acquisition companies was not just a passing fad. Apollo Global Management co-founder Joshua Harris said at the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and
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Just as several states have individual alternative minimum taxes (AMTs) that prevent households and pass-through businesses from claiming “too many” itemized deductions, some states levy corporate AMTs to prevent corporations from reducing their corporate income tax liability beyond a certain level. By requiring taxpayers to calculate their tax liability under two different systems, the federal AMT imposed
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With elementary and high school around the world attending school virtually this fall, hotels are selling an unlikely travel opportunity — the “schoolcation.” Families are being enticed from their homes by hotels promising a change of scenery alongside tutoring, round-the-clock tech help and after-school activities that are more fun than what’s available back home.   Relieving
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Despite another interest rate drop, demand for refinancing and purchasing mortgages fell last week, with total mortgage application volume down 4.8% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Record-low mortgage rates are apparently not as impressive as they used to be, likely because rates have been so low for so long. The average
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Nikola Motor Company Badger pickup truck Source: Nikola Motor Company General Motors and Nikola are not expected to finalize a $2 billion deal scheduled to close before Wednesday after allegations of fraud and sexual abuse surfaced against the embattled start-up’s founder and former executive chairman, Trevor Milton, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. Executives at both companies
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People wearing facemasks wait to buy vegetables at a market vegetable stall as essential retailers reopen from the coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Smaller-sized businesses have been battered during the six months of the coronavirus pandemic but are feeling confident about their ability to withstand a second wave, according to
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Time Square, New York, April 8, 2016, Times Square is a major landmark of New York, brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements. William Rodrigues dos Santos Harrison Chapman gave his girlfriend tickets to see “West Side Story” last December, thinking he had delivered the perfect Christmas present. However, two weeks before they were set to
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