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Stephen Rubin, owner of JD Sports, paid most tax in UK last year with £181m bill

Bet365 tycoons are second, Sir James Dyson is third and the Beckhams also feature in Sunday Times listStephen Rubin, the majority owner of JD Sports, has been revealed as Britain’s highest taxpayer in a list that also includes Sir James Dyson, Mike Ashley and the Beckham family.Rubin paid £181.6m in taxes in 2017-18, according to a study by the Sunday Times, with Denise, John and Peter Coates, owners of bet365, second on the list with a £156m tax bill. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, Tax, UK News, Retail industry, Britain, Mike Ashley, JD Sports, James Dyson, Peter Coates, Sunday Times, Beckham, Rubin, Beckhams, Stephen Rubin, James Dyson Mike Ashley


First Roses, now this: Kiwis heartbroken over change to Cadbury's Marshmallow Eggs

In case you missed it: This was one of the Herald's top stories on social media this week. First, it was the Roses chocolate box - now it's Cadbury Marshmallow Eggs.Kiwis have been left heartbroken after Cadbury announced its... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Herald, Cadbury, Cadbury Marshmallow Eggs Kiwis


Saudi seeks to attract $427 billion with industrial programme

Saudi Arabia aims to attract private sector investments worth 1.6 trillion riyals ($427 billion) over the next decade through an industrial development programme aimed at diversifying the economy, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday.
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Migrant who founded Indonesian business empire dies

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eka Tjipta Widjaja, patriarch of one of Asia's richest families and the founder of a sprawling Indonesian conglomerate, has died. He was 97.Widjaja passed away on Saturday evening, according to Gandi Sulistiyanto,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Asia, Business, Jakarta Indonesia, Eka Tjipta Widjaja, Widjaja, Gandi Sulistiyanto


Exclusive: Brazil prosecutor says Vale dam burst may scramble Samarco talks

The Brazilian prosecutor running talks to settle a lawsuit over a 2015 tailings dam rupture at the Samarco mine told Reuters on Saturday that a deadly dam burst on Friday at a mine run by Vale SA could scramble those sensitive negotiations.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Brazil, Samarco, Reuters, Vale SA


Evolution of AI Research Over The Last 25 Years (link)

From the Inside AI newsletter (register here, if interested) MIT Technology Review analyzed the last 25 years of AI papers published in arXiv, one of the largest open-source databases for scientific papers. By downloading the abstracts and tracking words, the team surfaced three distinct trends: a shift toward machine learning in the late 1990s and … Continue reading "Evolution of AI Research Over The Last 25 Years (link)"
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‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ hopes to challenge ‘Fortnite’ with ‘PUBG Lite’

PUBG Lite, the slimmed-down, free-to-play version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, has started beta testing. PUBG Corp. will look to better challenge Fortnite with PUBG Lite, which will be a completely standalone game. The post ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ hopes to challenge ‘Fortnite’ with ‘PUBG Lite’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG, PUBG Corp, PUBG Lite


Who wants to tax a millionaire? It's not a game show, but the latest Congressional and political campaign theme

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's 2013 movie The Great Gatsby. (Photo courtesy Warner Bros.) We're about to go into a tax filing season under a new tax law that, despite plan promoters' promises, gives major tax breaks to wealthier taxpayers. That law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), is also why a lot of Democrats are looking at ways to at least revise the Republican-written tax bill. The U.S. Constitution says that tax measures must originate in the House of Representat...
Tags: New York, Taxes, Obamacare, Obama, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Reagan, Gop, House, Leonardo Dicaprio, Warren, Medicare, Warren Buffett, University Of California Berkeley


Huawei dispute: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fires his ambassador to China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired Canada's ambassador to China after the envoy said it would be "great" if the US dropped its extradition request for a Chinese tech executive arrested in Canada.Trudeau said overnight... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, US, Canada, Huawei, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau


12 immigrant workers at Trump golf course fired, lawyer says

NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen immigrant workers at one of President Donald Trump's golf clubs in New York who are in the U.S. illegally were fired this month even though managers knew about their legal status for years, a lawyer for the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


US govt will need a year to recover from shutdown

The Internal Revenue Service has told lawmakers it would return from the government shutdown buried in millions of unanswered taxpayer letters, weeks behind schedule on training for workers and in need of hiring thousands of new employees... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Internal Revenue Service


Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads

Code within the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad models, all with Wi-Fi and cellular options, and with Touch ID instead of Face ID. The beta also hints at a new iPod Touch. The post Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipod Touch, iOS 12.2


Beta code for iOS 12.2 may be hinting at 4 new iPad models, 7th-gen iPod Touch

The code within the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad models, all with Wi-Fi and cellular options, and with Touch ID instead of Face ID. The beta also hints at a new iPod Touch. The post Beta code for iOS 12.2 may be hinting at 4 new iPad models, 7th-gen iPod Touch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipod Touch, iOS 12.2


Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl. The casino received permission late Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin so-called “soft-play” testing of equipment and systems for online sports betting, and did so Saturday. […]
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Philosophy can make the previously unthinkable thinkable

In the mid-1990s, Joseph Overton, a researcher at the US think tank the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, proposed the idea of a 'window' of socially acceptable policies within any given domain. This came to be known as the Overton window of political possibilities. The job of think tanks, Overton proposed, was not directly to advocate particular policies, but to shift the window of possibilities so that previously unthinkable policy ideas – those shocking to the sensibilities of the time – bec...
Tags: Politics, US, Society, Policy, Innovation, Philosophy, Overton, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Joseph Overton, Global Issues, Mary Midgley, Rebecca BrownThis


Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads, iPod Touch upgrade

Code within the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad models, all with Wi-Fi and cellular options, and with Touch ID instead of Face ID. The beta also hints at a new iPod Touch. The post Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads, iPod Touch upgrade appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipod Touch, iOS 12.2


WHERE ARE THEY NOW? What happened to the people in Microsoft's iconic 1978 company photo (MSFT)

This is an iconic portrait of Microsoft's first 11 employees, dating back to 1978. Despite their looks here, most of the Microsofties went on to become millionaires. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates went on to become the second-richest person on the planet.  Paul Allen, his friend and fellow cofounder, passed away in October 2018 after a battle with cancer.  Here's what happened to all of them. It's one of the most iconic photos in American business. A ragtag group assembled for a family portra...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Albuquerque, Hugo House, Andrea Lewis, Bob Greenberg, Jay Yarow, Seattle Maria Wood, Maria Wood


Economics helps explain why suicide is more common among Protestants

Protestantism is good for some people and bad for others. At least that is the conclusion if we are to judge by the stark matters of life, or death, and prosperity. For the majority of the population, Protestantism tends to raise economic prosperity through better education. But for people who are in a suicidal state of mind, the individualistic qualities of Protestantism can tip the balance towards ending their lives. In fact, the two aspects might be related in a 'dark-contrasts paradox': unha...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Religion, Economics, Mental Health, Depression, Sociology, Innovation, Catholic, Catholics, Wittenberg, Prussia, Protestant, Durkheim, Emile Durkheim, Sascha O Becker Ludger WoessmannThis


China Solar and Wind Projects Must Beat Coal From Now On

China will not approve wind and solar power projects unless they can compete with coal power prices. China stopped subsidizing large scale solar projects in May, 2018. This was reported by John... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Davos elites reject higher taxes, offer upskilling as answer to inequality

Leaders of the world's largest and most powerful companies are on edge. A decade after the financial crisis, their businesses are thriving and their pocketbooks are overflowing, but they worry about populism and the threat it poses... [Author: [email protected]]
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Swidget is an adaptable outlet able to run smart gizmos in your smart home

Canadian technology manufacturer Swidget launched a smart outlet at CES 2019 that retails for $40 and can be outfitted with a wide variety of interchangeable inserts to control a wide range of smart home devices. The post Swidget is an adaptable outlet able to run smart gizmos in your smart home appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Fortnite player discovers game-changing heavy shotgun bug

A Fortnite player who goes by the name Airaga on Reddit uploaded a video that showed a potentially game-changing bug. Using the heavy shotgun, players may replicate what Airaga does in the video to shoot through walls. The post Fortnite player discovers game-changing heavy shotgun bug appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Reddit, Epic Games, Fortnite, Heavy Shotgun, Airaga


More than 25,000 workers strike at Mexican border factories

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 25,000 Mexican workers at dozens of factories south of Brownsville, Texas, have gone on strike after owners of the plants that assemble for export refused union demands for a 20 percent pay hike and an... [Author: [email protected]]
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Conservatives say Trump caved, but confident he'll get wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — No retreat, no surrender is how President Donald Trump frames his decision to temporarily reopen the government while still pursuing a border wall deal.Some of his conservative backers have a different take, using... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


Comment: How Uber is steadily draining your money

Comment: I was shocked by this figure …$467 blown in just 12 months.I logged into my Uber account last week, curious to know what I had actually spent using this app.In 2018 I had racked up nearly $500 on Uber fares or the equivalent... [Author: [email protected]]
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UK firms plan mass exodus if May allows no-deal Brexit

Business group warns that companies are getting ready to shift operations abroadThousands of British companies have already triggered emergency plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit, with many gearing up to move operations abroad if the UK crashes out of the EU, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.Before a crucial week in parliament, in which MPs will try to wrest control from Theresa May’s government in order to delay Brexit and avoid a no-deal outcome, the BCC said it believed companie...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Bcc, British Chambers of Commerce


E-scooters send more people to hospital than bicycles - study

Over a one-year period in two Los Angeles emergency departments, more people were injured while riding standing electric scooters than by riding bicycles or travelling on foot, according to the results of a groundbreaking new study.Documenting... [Author: [email protected]]
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How to use Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but for many, simply using the Facebook Messenger app is enough. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to use Facebook Messenger without having a normal Facebook account. Here's how. The post How to use Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Trends, Social Media, Facebook Messenger


Gamers angry as GameStop cancels ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ PlayStation 4 Pro preorders

GameStop cancelled some preorders for the limited edition Kingdom Hearts 3 PlayStation 4 Pro bundle, as the retailer apparently accepted too many of them. The $400 bundle comes with an intricately designed console and a matching controller. The post Gamers angry as GameStop cancels ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ PlayStation 4 Pro preorders appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Playstation 4, Gamestop, Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts, Playstation 4 pro, Kingdom Hearts 3


Which Countries Are Leading the Way with Female Entrepreneurs?

To create a list of the countries with the most female business owners, the CEOWORLD magazine reviewed the data from Mastercard’s Index of Women Entrepreneurs to find out which countries are leading the way when it comes to women-owned businesses.The findings show that while the U.S. has the right conditions for female-owned businesses to thrive, women in America’s motivation to start and run a business is low as compared to the countries with high index score.Interestingly enough, Ghana is top...
Tags: Sales, America, United States, Ghana, Mastercard, Female Entrepreneurs, Laurel Delaney, Female Business Owners, Index of Women Entrepreneurs, America's entrepreneurs are women, CEOWORLD magazine, Most Female Business Owners, The Leading Women Entrepreneurs Of The World



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