A.J. Green addresses loafing on INT, whether he said 'trade me,' admits he has to handle frustration better.
A.J. Green addresses loafing on INT, whether he said 'trade me,' admits he has to handle frustration better.
The "Healthcare/Medical Simulation Market - Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Application Analysis, Growth And Forecast 2020 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious disease control was hit by a cyber attack days before its headquarters was the target of an arson attempt, Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday. The news weekly, citing the Federal Centre for Information Technology, said the website was knocked out for two hours on Oct. 22 by a distributed denial of service attack. The red-brick headquarters in Berlin of the institute, which coordinates public health measures to stem the coronavirus pandemic, was the target of a firebomb attack at the weekend that caused superficial damage.
In this episode of AMBestTV, Marguerite Tortorello, managing director, Insurance Careers Movement, says tapping employee resources groups and mentoring are among the ways insurers are striving to improve diversity. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=tortorello1020 to view the entire program.
Amidst rising tensions between police and black and brown communities throughout the nation, many Americans are calling to defund the police and demanding police accountability. The Future Left, an LA-based activist organization, believes that abolishing police unions removes significant barriers to real police accountability. Recently, District Attorney Jackie Lacey recused herself from the investigation of excessive force by social media influencer and cop, Toni McBride, due to the conflict of interest created by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) pouring $1.2 million into Lacey's re-election campaign. The Future Left's new documentary "Who Do You Protect?", released on digital platforms today sheds light on the incestuous relationship between police unions and elected officials impedes police accountability and impacts the families who have lost loved ones to police violence.
Germany and France were bracing for new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases that are beginning to fill European hospitals. French markets opened lower on expectations that President Emmanuel Macron will announce tough measures during a televised evening address to the nation. Doctors in France are calling on the government to impose a new nationwide lockdown, noting that more than half of the country's intensive care units are now occupied by COVID-19 patients and medical staff are under increasing strains.
Root Inc's stock is set to begin trading Wednesday, after the Ohio-based auto insurer's upsized initial public offering priced at $27, above the the expected range of between $22 and $25 a share. The company sold 24.25 million shares in the IPO, up from expectations of 22.00 million disclosed on Tuesday, as the company raised $654.7 million. Selling shareholders sold 2.56 million shares in the IPO. With a total of 249.85 million Class A and Class B shares outstanding after the IPO, the pricing valued the company at about $6.75 billion. The stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol "ROOT." The company is going public at a time of relatively strong investor demand for IPOs, as the Renaissance IPO ETF has run up 27.1% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 5.4%.
Pulsara, the leading mobile telehealth and communication platform that connects healthcare teams across organizations, announced today that the company's product Pulsara PATIENT has been honored as a 2020 EMS World Innovation Awards Winner. As one of the most prominent voices in the prehospital emergency medical services community, EMS World employs the Innovation Awards program to recognize the industry's most groundbreaking products of the year.
The "Mobility as a Service Market - By Service, By Transportation, and By Region - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2019 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Hours after Trump left Omaha, thousands of supporters were stuck waiting for buses to take them home.
People tend to have one of two reactions to the revelation that President Donald Trump has paid little to no taxes in recent years: He’s either an amoral tax cheat or he’s smart.To me, it reveals just how much is wrong with the U.S. tax code, which Congress treats as a sort of policy Swiss Army knife to deal with innumerable desired social and economic policy goals, from homeownership to protecting the Maine blueberry industry. I teach a course on “the politics of taxes,” in which we examine how politics shapes tax policy in the United States and other countries – as well as how taxation affects politics. My students are consistently struck by the extent to which Congress uses taxes as its default go-to policy lever. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The tax code takes overIn principle, the main function of taxation is to fund the government. But in practice, Congress also uses it to tackle challenges in virtually every policy area, from promoting conservation and charitable giving to encouraging entrepreneurship and ensuring steady business revenue. All of these policies, however sound they made be individually, make the income tax system more complicated for ordinary taxpayers and creates a vast array of means by which some wealthy people can reduce their tax payments to levels that feel unfair to many voters. They also, ultimately, aren’t a very good way to reach achieve the policy’s explicit goals. This convoluted system was thus not created in a big bang of malfeasance or ineptitude but mostly through piecemeal changes that increasingly complicated the tax code. Legislative reforms meant to simplify the tax code, such as those passed in 1986 and 2017, have accomplished little. “The result of this process is a set of very complex provisions that appear to have no overall logic if the tax law were being designed from scratch,” as the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center put it. This complexity has a range of negative impacts. For example, estimates vary but most suggest taxpayers likely pay well over US$100 billion a year in time and money filing their taxes each year – known as tax compliance. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act does not appear to have reduced compliance costs despite its emphasis on simplifying the 1040 tax form. And it’s a lot worse than in other rich countries.The average American spends about 13 hours filing their taxes each year, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, compared with under an hour in the Netherlands, Japan and Estonia. In Sweden, the government fills in the tax forms automatically, and citizens can simply view and approve them – or make changes – on their cellphone. Another result is that social welfare programs in the U.S. can be needlessly complicated. For example, Canada provides provide its citizens with cheap child care simply by subsidizing it so that it costs $6 a day. Instead of offering subsidies, the U.S. supports lower- and middle-income parents mainly through the tax code with credits like the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit. But both are very complicated, poorly understood and often do not reach those who need it. How Trump takes advantageComplexity also means that the tax code is littered with opportunities for wealthier taxpayers like Trump to reduce their tax bill quite substantially. The perception that there are loopholes that only the rich can use leads many taxpayers to view the system as unfair. Three of the strategies The Times reported that Trump has used to avoid taxes demonstrate this quite well. In 2006, lawmakers wanted to promote conservation while helping farmers and ranchers, so they expanded conservation easements, in which property holders agree to not develop land in exchange for a tax deduction. Trump used this frequently abused provision to claim a $21.1 million deduction in 2015 for not developing land near his Seven Springs estate that his family wanted to use as a private retreat anyway. Another example is how U.S. tax policy allows individuals to walk away from an investment and, if they receive nothing, declare any losses that haven’t yet been taken on their current tax return, reducing income by that amount. The policy aim here is to encourage entrepreneurship by not making business failure too onerous.Trump used this abandonment rule in 2009 to declare more than $700 million in losses when he walked away from his Atlantic City casinos. Yet it appears he got something in exchange for walking way – stock in a new company – which means he may have technically violated the rules of that tax break. And in 2009, Congress wanted to help businesses recover from the financial crisis so it made it easier to use the large losses that many companies were experiencing to offset income earned in prior years, which resulted in refunds for taxes already paid. This allowed Trump to claim a refund of $56.9 million he had paid in taxes in 2005 and 2006. [Deep knowledge, daily. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter.]The government has ways other than tax code to implement a policy with a social or economic aim, such as via regulations or spending on a new or existing government program. Lawmakers have often preferred to use the tax code because it can seem easier and avoids the political costs associated with higher taxes. Ultimately, however, research shows using tax code is not the best way to achieve a policy’s ends.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Gary Winslett, Middlebury.Read more: * What we can learn from Trump’s $916 million loss * Trump’s decade-old audit illustrates why the IRS targets the working poor as much as the richGary Winslett does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
(Bloomberg) -- European stocks dropped to a five-month low and U.S. equity futures slumped as rising coronavirus infections and tougher lockdowns added to worries about the economic hit from pandemic.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index sank more than 2.4% after German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed closing bars and restaurants for a month to curb the spread of the virus. All 19 industry sectors slid, with auto and real estate shares seeing the steepest declines.S&P 500 futures held a 1.5% drop even as positive earnings rolled in from two bellwether companies. General Electric Co. jumped in premarket trading after reporting a surprise profit. Airplane maker Boeing Co. also had an earnings beat. Microsoft Corp. slipped after the software company gave a revenue forecast pointing to slower growth.Haven assets, such as Treasuries and German bunds, advanced. The VIX Index, a measure of U.S. equity volatility, climbed to the highest level since June. Bitcoin rose to levels not seen in almost three years.Markets in the U.S. and Europe have slumped this week as virus cases surge and American lawmakers fail to agree on an economic aid package before the Nov. 3 election. Analysts are also warning about increased volatility in markets ahead of the vote, with some saying that a contested election is still a possibility.“We’ve been warning investors over the last few days in particular to maybe pare back a little bit of their strong risk position,” Laura Fitzsimmons, JPMorgan Australia’s executive director of macro sales, said on Bloomberg TV. “As you see the odds start to wane a little bit more for Biden, maybe that continues a bit more. We all remember four years ago when markets were very much surprised.”In Asia, stocks fared better. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index edged lower on Wednesday, and markets in South Korea and Shanghai posted modest gains. In China, indicators tracked by Bloomberg showed the recovery continued to display mixed signals while remaining broadly steady in October.Elsewhere, oil retreated back below $38 a barrel in New York after an industry report pointed to a bigger-than-expected increase in U.S. crude stockpiles.These are some events to watch this week:Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank have monetary policy decisions Thursday, followed by briefings from Governor Kuroda and President Lagarde.The Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee holds its plenum through Friday, where it’s expected to chart the course for the economy’s development for the next 15 years.Brexit negotiating teams have started intense daily talks, and these are likely to continue as both sides push to finalize a deal by the middle of November.The first reading of U.S. third-quarter GDP Thursday is anticipated to be the strongest on record following a record dive in the prior quarter as many businesses were shuttered by the pandemic.Here are the main moves in markets:For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Mastercard posts better-than-expected third-quarter earnings as consumers continue to pivot to plastic, though a drop in travel due to the pandemic hits revenue.
‘The politicians ran Chicago into the ground, ’ president claims
Despite its high exposure to the Northeast, where the pandemic has had a particularly severe impact on air travel, JetBlue has managed to slow its cash burn significantly since March.
Synergis Adept earned 21 top placements on G2 Crowd's 2020 Fall reports. The engineering data management solution was named "Leader" in PDM and ECM.
From his jail cell, Chinedu Efoagui sent a plea. Born in Nigeria, Efoagui, 38, had been declared a gifted student by the Ministry of Education. When months became a year, he became despondent, complaining of severe chest and leg pain.
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Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial of BI 764198, an inhibitor of TRPC6, a receptor-operated cation channel. This potent and selective inhibitor of TRPC6 may alleviate the damage to the lung and decrease the risk or severity of acute respiratory complications in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. The aim of therapy with BI 764198 is to reduce the need for ventilator support, to improve patient recovery rate and ultimately to save lives. Boehringer Ingelheim is committed to fighting COVID-19 and contributing with its expertise and resources to develop new therapeutic options for patients suffering from the virus’ severe complications.
Activists say adopting a national popular vote would force campaigns to broaden their outreach, while critics say it gives cities too much power.
James Bond is racking up huge costs for MGM