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Could States Fix The SALT Deduction Cap By Taxing Pass-Throughs And Giving Their Owners A Credit?

Connecticut wants to defeat the new tax law's state and local tax deduction cap by imposing a new levy on pass-through businesses and giving their owners a new tax credit. Will it work?

Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Co-working became very popular for the past few years. Especially freelancers and entrepreneurs prefer working in co-working spaces. Of course, one can work from home or from a coffee shop but these places have lots of distractions and do not offer a productive work environment. Show More Summary

Thursday: Unemployment Claims

A couple of February NFP forecasts (will be released Friday), from Merrill Lynch:[W]e look for nonfarm payrolls to increase by 160k... We look for the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 4.1% in February... We forecast a trend-likeShow More Summary

Okta Rising: FYQ4 Beats, Forecast Above Consensus

Shares of Okta, maker of technology to manage identities, saw its shares rise in late trading, after dipping briefly, as its quarterly results came in better than an initial projection offered last month, and its forecast also topped Wall Street's estimates.

Trump appointee's conflict of interest forces labor board to toss anti-worker ruling

A Trump appointee’s conflict of interest has bitten the Trump administration’s anti-worker agenda in the ass. The National Labor Relations Board has vacated its Hy-Branddecision after the agency’s inspector general said that board member William Emanuel should not have voted due to his conflict of interest. Show More Summary

Ackman’s Plans for Better Year Begin With Herbalife Exit, United Technologies Buy

Bill Ackman confirmed to CNBC that he'd exited Herbalife and took a new position in United Technologies.

Wear an Open, Easygoing Facial Expression

You can be taken seriously even if you indiscriminately smile out loud. This is all about your “game face.” Keep an awake, alert, alive look that invites people to talk to you. Why? Because you need people to talk to you with suggestions, problems, advice, watch-outs, issues, mistakes, concerns, opportunities, fears, and frustrations. Show More Summary

Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases Slightly in February

Note: This index is possibly a leading indicator for new non-residential Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment, except manufacturing. From Dodge Data Analytics: Tepid Rise for Dodge Momentum Index in FebruaryThe Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5% in February to 146.9 (2000=100) from the revised January reading of 146.2. Show More Summary

Marvell Is Going to Be Revitalized by Cavium, Says Argus

Marvell's $6 billion deal to buy Cavium is going to "revitalize" the company, according to Argus Research's Jim Kelleher, who notes the extensive expansion of Marvell's markets and product portfolio. He recommends buying the stock and assigns a $28 price target.

West Virginia Teachers Are Showing How Unions Can Win Power Even If They Lose Janus

Today’s “Workers’ Day of Action,” organized by AFL-CIO affiliates and labor groups, aimed to show the labor movement’s opposition to a verdict for the plaintiffs in Janus v. AFSCME, which begins oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday. Unions fear their power will be diminished if the Court rules against AFSCME, as it is expected to do, and […]

What I've Been Watching

The End of the Fing World. A compelling coming-of-age/crime/love story, like a merger of The Breakfast Club and Bonnie and Clyde. On Netflix in eight brief episodes. Most definitely binge-worthy.

Jim Kouzes, Deb Calvert & Barry Posner: How To Be A Better Salesperson

I spoke to Jim Kouzes, Deb Calvert and Barry Posner, co-authors of Stop Selling & Start Leading: How to Make Extraordinary Sales Happen, about why so many salespeople fail to connect with buyers, what they’ve learned about the buyerShow More Summary

Fed's Beige Book: "Modest to moderate" expansion, "worker shortages across most sectors"

Fed's Beige Book "This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco based on information collected on or before February 26, 2018. "Economic activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts in January and February. Show More Summary

Lam Research CFO: Great Industry, Great Company, Cheap Stock

The CFO of chip equipment maker Lam Research, Doug Bettinger, talks with Barron's about the company's eye-popping forecast, and how demand for chips for A.I. and all the rest is smoothing out the "amplitude" of past semiconductor cycles. That, and how his stock is undervalued.

In Janus Case, Working People Continue Fight Championed by Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. joined the sanitation strikers in Memphis, Tennessee, who carried signs that boldly proclaimed “I Am a Man,” at a time when many employers rejected that very notion. King and the working people of Memphis fought for the freedom to join together in unions and to be treated with […]

President Trump unites the country

How often do Jeffrey Sachs and the Wall Street Journal editoral writers agree?

How to Raise Your Freelancing Rates

When you start out in your freelancing career, you may find yourself working for quite low rates. How low this rate will be will, of course, vary between careers and industries. If you’re entering a highly competitive industry like writing...Show More Summary

Las Vegas Real Estate in February: Sales Down 4% YoY, Inventory down 31%

This is a key distressed market to follow since Las Vegas saw the largest price decline, following the housing bubble, of any of the Case-Shiller composite 20 cities. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Southern Nevada...Show More Summary

Could Trump Prompt U.S., China 5G Wireless Trade War? Asks Jefferies

With the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump taking a close look at Broadcom's hostile bid for Qualcomm, and with the administration apparently pressuring Korean carriers not to buy from Huawei, there are some elements in place for a trade war between the U.S. and China over 5G wireless technology, according to a report today from Jefferies analyst Edison Lee.

The Best Creative Tips to Boost Your Brand’s Audience Engagement

What is one creative tip for getting my audience to engage with my brand more frequently? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Show More Summary

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