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IRS revises 2018 inflation changes to follow newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions

Yes, you did read my 10-part 2018 tax year inflation adjustments series last year. Thank you. Then Congress and the prez went and changed the laws, meaning the adjustments had to be adjusted. Here are some of the key inflation changes...Show More Summary

On Tory dilettantism

"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it." Nick Cohens's piece on the "bullshit right" and "its dilettantish, know-nothing contempt for detail" reminds me of that line from P.J. O'Rourke....

An Expert Explains How to Avoid Common Artwork Scams

Scams? Let me think about that. Scams? Wait for it … Yup, the fine art market in America has scams. I should be asking, “next question?” but Len, in his supreme kindness, asked me to submit something about scams. Can anyone say “can of worms”? (Perhaps I should say “scam of worms.”) Over the years, […]

Tech Today: Broadcom Rising, Another Netflix Target Hike, Bully for Micron

Broadcom shares rallied as it appeared its hostile bid for Qualcomm might have hit a big obstacle, with a letter from the Treasury Department expressing concern about national security, Netflix gets yet another price target increase,...Show More Summary

Suit Alleges Wynn Behaved Improperly During Manicures

A woman who says she regularly performed manicures on embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct and the company he founded of endorsing his behavior. The unnamed manicurist is the latest woman to level accusations against the billionaire, who resigned as chairman...

Weinstein Co. Deal Collapses, Yet Again

A group of investors pulled out of a deal to buy the beleaguered Weinstein Co. on Tuesday after discovering tens of millions of dollars in undisclosed debt, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet, who has been leading the group of buyers along with billionaire investor Ron...

Uber spent $10.7bn in 9 years - here's how that stacks up

INTERNATIONAL - What makes Uber Technologies Inc. the most valuable venture-backed technology company in the world? Investors say size and growth. The business is transforming global transportation networks. On closer inspection of its financial performance, Uber also pioneered a very expensive way of establishing a market and staying on top. Show More Summary

Oscars' box-office bump helps increase tax revenue, too

Many of us used to spend Saturday afternoons at the movies. Streaming and on demand options have cut into those ticket sales, but Oscar nominations and wins still boost ticket sales and the taxes collected on those admission slips. (Photo from Keith Page archives via Kevin Dooley on Flickr) It's an honor to win an Oscar. Show More Summary

NBA roundup: Rockets beat Bucks 110-99 for 17th straight victory

James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-99 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight victory. The Rockets passed the Boston Celtics for the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. Houston hasn't lost since Jan. 26 at New Orleans. Eric Gordon scored...

SAP Fieldglass Introduces its Digital Network to Support Multichannel Services Sourcing and Engagement

Categories: Industry News, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L2 SAP Fieldglass has announced the launch of its Digital...Show More Summary

A Day In The Life Of Two Stay At Home Parents Who Also Work

The purpose of this article is to: Help folks realize that working from home and taking care of a child is not as easy as you might think. It’s actually much easier to drop your kid off at daycare. Discuss ways to be a better parent and more efficient producer while at home. Show More Summary

Five Lessons From Doing My Taxes For Over 10 Years

This post is sponsored by H&R Block. In 2000, I paid a CPA $500 to file my incredibly simple tax return because I had no idea what I was doing. Granted, I had a lot of trades in 1999 to calculate since it was the dotcom mania back then. Show More Summary

Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of Mar 4, 2018• Housing Industry Concerned about TariffsMonday:• 10:00 AM, the ISM non-Manufacturing Index for February. The consensus is for index to decrease to 58.8 from 59.9 in January.From CNBC: Pre-Market...Show More Summary

ST Micro: CEO Bozotti Passes the Keys to the Ferrari

Venerable European chip maker ST Microelectronics is back to growth after several years of depressed sales, as 41-year veteran Carlo Bozotti passes the baton to his successor, Jean-Marc Chery. They both view the sprawling chip maker as a Formula One race car, a finely tuned machine, noting products for a host of emerging areas, including self-driving cars and A.I.

Stocks End Higher After Choppy Day

Stocks struggled to a higher finish on Wall Street after a day of choppy trading, the AP reports. Technology and consumer-focused companies did well Tuesday, but health care companies were weak. Chipmakers Intel and Nvidia both rose sharply, but Johnson & Johnson fell. Traders are still focused on a back-and-forth...

U.S. aircraft carrier stops in Vietnam in first visit since war

INTERNATIONAL - Vietnam welcomed the first visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier since the fall of Saigon in 1975, deepening defense ties between the former enemies as China presses its claims to the disputed South China Sea. The USS Carl...Show More Summary

Your MarTech Tool Stack Isn’t Complete in 2018 Without These 13 Apps

Think your marketing technology (MarTech) stack is king? Pull yourself out of 2017. Your customers are dropping out of your funnel. Engagement is down. The CEO is on you to get results… today. Where can you find more efficient ways to get the job done? A better MarTech stack. If you aren’t using a diverse […]

Five Ways to Maximise Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

Categories: If you're interested in P2P technology and particularly if you are looking at a first time or renewal systems project, you might like to take […] (Read more...)

How Trump's tariff decision will hurt SA's Aluminum industry

JOHANNESBURG - US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to impose tariffs on imports of on aluminum will hurt the local industry, Rentia Malan, acting executive director for the Aluminum Federation of South Africa said. “It...Show More Summary

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