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Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen said she would work with lawmakers to fast-track a series of tax increases on corporations and wealthy Americans as the Biden administration tries to pass spending on infrastructure and expanding the social safety net. Yellen, who awaits Senate approval for the post, on Thursday submitted written responses to Senate Finance Committee
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Amid a wild market-wide bullrun for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), an ultra-rare “alien” CryptoPunk has sold today for 605 Ether, worth over $750,000 at today’s prices.  CryptoPunks are widely considered to be the original NFT project, released even before Cryptokitties, the blockchain-based collectibles project that propelled NFTs to mainstream consciousness. CryptoPunks developers Larva Labs report that
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Joe Biden’s pick to become the new U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, has clarified her stance on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. This follows her remarks during a Senate hearing when she said that cryptocurrencies are mostly used for illicit financing. Janet Yellen Clarifies Her Crypto Plans Janet Yellen clarified her position on the regulation of cryptocurrencies
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Although advocates for covid-19 lockdowns continue to insist that they save lives, actual experience keeps suggesting otherwise… by Ryan McMaken of Mises Institute Although advocates for covid-19 lockdowns continue to insist that they save lives, actual experience keeps suggesting otherwise. On a national level, just eyeballing the data makes this clear. Countries that have implemented
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Medicines for dogs from Elanco (above) and Bayer (below) are available in an animal shelter on the treatment table of a veterinarian. Frank Rumpenhorst | picture alliance | Getty Images Company: Elanco Animal Health Inc. (ELAN) Business: Elanco is an animal health company that develops, manufactures and markets products for companion and food animals. The company provides
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The SEC charged a former investment advisor with defrauding clients and breaching his fiduciary duty by, among other things, over-concentrating portfolios in Rite Aid securities and misrepresenting the security and safety of those assets even after a planned acquisition of the drug store chain fell apart. Jacob Glick, 36, allegedly placed clients in unsuitable and
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A study by blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis finds that cryptocurrency-related crime has fallen significantly. The criminal share of all crypto activity fell to just 0.34% in 2020. This contradicts recent statements by U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen and ECB President Christine Lagarde that cryptocurrencies are mostly used for illicit financing. Crypto Crime Plummeted in
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How much will a Cash Balance Plan lower you taxes? Depend on how large a contribution you are able … [+] to make. getty The cash balance pension plan has been growing in popularity with the self-employed and small business owners who are looking to minimize their taxes. This valuable retirement plan also works well
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Aurora Cannabis (ACB) investors are a resilient lot. The Canadian cannabis producer is notorious for diluting its shares via cash raising efforts. The company has continually burnt a hole through its reserves, and the share count has ballooned over the years as it has attempted to put the fires out. Its latest move has involved
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: IBM (IBM) – IBM reported quarterly profit of $2.07 per share, beating the $1.79 a share consensus estimate. Revenue missed Wall Street forecasts, however, as software sales posted a decline as pandemic-induced uncertainty kept some customers from striking long-term deals. The shares dropped
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by confoundedinterest17 December’s existing home sales numbers are out for December 2020. The numbers are 6.76 million SAAR existing home sales, growing at 0.7% MoM. But on a YoY basis, existing home sales grew at 22.24%. The troubling chart, and the chart that HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should play close attention to, is existing
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that more than 80 million taxpayers use paid professionals to complete and submit their tax returns. If you’re one of them, it is important to organize your receipts, forms, and other documents well before tax time. Your preparer may take information directly from you or ask you to complete a
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A midsize wealth manager is boosting its annual revenue by 40% and its advisor headcount by 75% through its first major M&A deal. Arete Wealth agreed to purchase Nashville-based Center Street Securities, which has 112 advisors and $1.04 billion in total client assets, the firms said Jan. 15. The parties didn’t disclose the financial terms
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