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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama's budget targets tax loopholes of rich

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... but irked liberal allies. Obama said his blueprint for fiscal year 2014 would shield the middle class by closing tax loopholes that help the rich, would grow the economy, cut the deficit, train ... budget that slashes spending, warned that Obama had already made life tough enough on the rich, adding: "We don't need to be raising taxes on the American people." For years, ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Suspect in murder of Irish soldiers in Lebanon arrested in Detroit

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... committed to rooting out alleged human rights violators who seek a safe haven in the United States". Before his arrest, Bazzi denied killing Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett, telling ...

  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Swire Properties sells Miami flats at top prices

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:35pm by Sandy Li

    ... residential and commercial real estate, said Chinese have been buying in Miami since 2011 and the numbers are increasing. The combination of low prices, no state capital gains tax and high rental ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    77,000 foreign banks agree to share tax information with United States

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:07am

    ... Associated Press It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the US tax collectors. More than 77,000 foreign banks, investment funds and other financial institutions have agreed to share information about US account holders with the Internal Revenue Service as part of a crackdown on offshore tax evasion, the United States Treasury ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama warns against ‘aggression’ in South China Sea during key address

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:59pm by AP

    ... their own future, we also push back against the growing number of extremists who find safe haven in the chaos," Obama said. The president's speech came one day after he outlined plans ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Republicans soften stance on tax rises

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... growth and an overhaul of the tax code. His statements haven't specified whether he was suggesting a tax increase. For years, the clearest distillation of the Republican position on tax ... soften stance on tax rises Converting post-election Republican talk of openness to tax increases into bipartisan action could cause a fracture within the party while requiring significant ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Cash-strapped US cities starting to spend again

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:24am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Property-tax collections in the US rose to US$182.8b in the last three months of 2013, boosting the revenues of local governments Cash-strapped cities start to spend again Property-tax collections are rising at the fastest pace since the US housing market crash sent local government revenue plunging, helping end an era of local budget cuts. In cities ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Growing numbers of Americans renounce United States citizenship

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AP

    ... by a desire to avoid paying taxes on hidden wealth. The reality is more complicated. The government's pursuit of tax evaders among Americans living abroad is indeed driving the jump in abandoned ... significant attention was Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's 2011 decision to turn in his passport after moving to Singapore. Saverin probably avoided millions of dollars in taxes by doing so ...

  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Dearth of first-time buyers holds back housing rebound in US

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... Berkshire reported a US$24 million pre-tax loss from "real estate brokerage and other" items within Berkshire Hathaway Energy as spending rose on employment and marketing. Revenue grew 21 ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Sultan of Brunei’s hotels in Los Angeles targeted over sharia law

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:52pm by NYT

    ... Hills Hotel employs about 600 people, and the Hotel Bel-Air, roughly 400. Cowdray added that the Beverly Hills Hotel pays about US$7 million in bed taxes and US$4 million in city taxes every ...




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