Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nycs-billionaires-have-amassed-fortunes-during-pandemic-forbes NYC's Billionaires Have Amassed Fortunes During Pandemic: Forbes NYC's richest man could have paid 350,000 New Yorkers a minimum wage salary for a year just from the increase in his wealth. Adam Nichols, Patch StaffPosted Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:29 pm ET|Updated Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm ET Michael Bloomberg's wealth increased by $11 billion in … Continue reading Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

When only 45 companies would be taxed, should be hard to complain

Nicely detailed article about the type of companies that would be hit by the minimum tax that is now being proposed by this administration. Biden Softens Tax Plan Aimed at Profitable Companies That Pay Little Treasury Department plan sets $2 billion threshold for minimum tax, up from $100 million level pitched during campaign The Treasury … Continue reading When only 45 companies would be taxed, should be hard to complain

Vaccination card gets freebies and discounts

The Best Coupon In Your Wallet? Your Vaccination Card Krispy Kreme, cheesecake, fries, arcade tokens—proof of a shot means freebies and discounts, and vaccinated people are jumping on deals Patricia Fasnacht of High Point, N.C., got her shot, then got her free donut. PATRICIA FASNACHTBy Charles PassyMarch 28, 2021 2:11 pm ET For many Americans, getting the … Continue reading Vaccination card gets freebies and discounts

Divest fossil fuels = make money

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-powerful-new-financial-argument-for-fossil-fuel-divestment? The Powerful New Financial Argument for Fossil-Fuel Divestment A report by BlackRock, the world’s largest investment house, shows that those who have divested have profited not only morally but also financially. By Bill McKibben April 3, 2021 Protesters have argued that you shouldn’t try to profit off the end of the world. New analysis shows … Continue reading Divest fossil fuels = make money

Vaccination passports may be inevitable for international travel

https://www.wsj.com/articles/airlines-want-vaccine-passports-but-dont-want-to-pay-for-them-11617442200?mod=hp_lead_pos3 Airlines Want Vaccine Passports but Don’t Want to Pay for Them As Europe plans document to store Covid-19 data, industry raises concerns about potential costs Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday; officials hope a Covid-19 vaccine certificate will help spur travel across the EU. CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERSSHARE By Benjamin KatzApril 3, 2021 5:30 am ET LONDON—Airlines … Continue reading Vaccination passports may be inevitable for international travel

Lower rents caused by COVID closures could help Manhattan recover

https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-clobbered-manhattan-lower-rents-could-seed-recovery-11616778760?st=s2hgepz0fhiaf88&reflink=article_email_share Covid-19 Clobbered Manhattan. Lower Rents Could Seed Recovery. Shutdowns and other changes brought on by the pandemic have bruised Manhattan’s economy. But because rents for storefronts, apartments and workspaces have been pushed down to their lowest levels in years, new small businesses and residents have moved in. By Konrad Putzier | Photographs by José A. Alvarado Jr. … Continue reading Lower rents caused by COVID closures could help Manhattan recover

US fossil-fuel companies took billions in tax breaks, but laid off thousands anyway

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/02/fossil-fuel-companies-billions-tax-breaks-workers? US fossil-fuel companies took billions in tax breaks – and then laid off thousands Figures show 77 companies received $8.2bn under tax changes related to Covid relief and yet almost every one let workers go An oil well site in south Texas. Photograph: Jennifer Hiller/Reuters Oliver Milman@olliemilmanFri 2 Apr 2021 05.00 EDT 2,187 Fossil-fuel companies … Continue reading US fossil-fuel companies took billions in tax breaks, but laid off thousands anyway

What’s at stake for renters and landlords in NY State

Tenants and Landlords’ Future Hang in the Balance Over State Budget. Here’s What That Means Posted on April 1, 2021 at 9:15 am by West Sider This article was originally published on Mar 31 at 3:32pm EDT by THE CITY Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY By Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY After a year of Band-Aids, lawmakers in Albany finally have the … Continue reading What’s at stake for renters and landlords in NY State

High-income tax avoidance (evasion?) higher than thought

https://www.wsj.com/articles/high-income-tax-avoidance-far-larger-than-thought-new-paper-estimates-11616364001 High-Income Tax Avoidance Far Larger Than Thought, New Paper Estimates  The very top sliver of high-income Americans may underreport their income at levels far beyond what was suggested by prior IRS research, according to a new paper Citing the research, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig contended that each additional dollar spent on tax enforcement could … Continue reading High-income tax avoidance (evasion?) higher than thought

IRS changing individual filing due date to May 17

IRS Delays U.S. Tax Deadline to May 17 After Disruptive Year By Allyson Versprille, Laura Davison and Saleha Mohsin, March 17, 2021, 1:34 PM EDT, updated at March 17, 2021, 5:30 PM EDT The Internal Revenue Service is delaying the April 15 tax-filing deadline to May 17, giving taxpayers an additional month to file returns … Continue reading IRS changing individual filing due date to May 17

14 fitness trackers — which one works best for each task

This is a very helpful list with details of why and how each tracker might be your best choice. https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-fitness-tracker/? 03.01.2021 09:00 AM The 14 Best Fitness Trackers and Watches for Everyone Whether you're backcountry skiing or running around the backyard, we have an activity tracker for you. LIKE EVERY PIECE of gear you wear on … Continue reading 14 fitness trackers — which one works best for each task