Boeing Starliner spacecraft test flight gets delayed yet again

Boeing has revealed that it is now targeting August 2021 for the second orbital test flight of its Starliner spacecraft.
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Boeing Starliner spacecraft test flight is delayed yet again

Boeing has revealed that it is now targeting August 2021 for the second orbital test flight of its Starliner spacecraft.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Boeing, Spacecraft, Starliner

Airfares, accommodation and $32 an hour: Australian farmers lure Kiwi workers

By Sally Murphy of RNZ An Australian recruiter hopes the transtasman travel bubble will help fill huge shortages of labour on Australian farms.In November the Australian Government began offering $2000 for New Zealanders to... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, RNZ, Sally Murphy


With the passing of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth honored him in the following manner at his funeral today, April 17, 2021:In a loving gesture to her husband of 73 years, the Queen placed a handwritten note on top of the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin throughout his funeral services on Saturday [April 17, 2021]. The monarch signed the note with the nickname "Lilibet" — a nickname she was given as a child. Philip is thought to be the last person who called by her childhood moniker. Queen Elizabeth...
Tags: Sales, Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, Laurel Delaney, Lilibet, Philip Queen Elizabeth

The tax compliance burden has eased, but law changes could bump it back up

We made it through April 15, 2021. The problem, though, is that for most individual taxpayers and the tax pros who handle their filings, yesterday wasn't really Tax Day. That's still more than a month away. Or, to be precise per [shameless plug] the clicking away countdown clock in the ol' blog's right column, 31 days and some odd hours away. Those extra days and hours until the new 2021 Tax Day on May 17, regardless of how well-intentioned (but incomplete), also should be added to the overall ...
Tags: Amazon, Taxes, Congress, Washington, Senate, Walmart, House, Royal Dutch Shell, Capitol Hill, Irs, Aramco, Internal Revenue Service, Netflix Disney, The IRS, Congress and White House, Ways and Means

CEOs and Celebrations

Most of my clients are founder/CEOs, and a theme that shows up in my work with them is what I would characterize as a reluctance to celebrate. This can take many forms: The leader who checks the box when a milestone is reached and moves on to the next task on their to-do list. The leader who worries that celebrations cause people to lose motivation. The leader who believes that time and energy devoted to celebrating are better spent on problem-solving. There's an underlying logic here. Existe...
Tags: Leadership, Management, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Edbatista, Liebe, Group Psychology, In Group Psychology, Royal Navy Media Archive

Hail to the Chief (of Staff)

James Baker, at left, is considered to be the most effective White House Chief of Staff in history, [1] a notable accomplishment given how many otherwise talented people are perceived to have failed in the role. [2] Most of my clients are CEOs, most of them have executive assistants, and a theme in my practice is helping clients make the best use of this support. [3] But a number of clients are also opting to hire a Chief of Staff, and given how widely the job description can vary, it's use...
Tags: Leadership, White House, Management, Reagan, EA, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, David Cohen, Harry Truman, James, George Washington, Carter, Howard Baker, James Baker, U S Coast Guard Academy, Tobias Lear

Tax Gap likely $1 trillion, thanks largely to cryptocurrency

Rather than heavy equipment, the IRS needs legislative and fiscal help to close its $1 trillion Tax Gap. If you've thought the $441 million figure that the Internal Revenue Service has for years cited as the Tax Gap is too low, you are not alone. None other than the IRS commissioner agrees that there is more tax money that's owed than the agency has been able to collect. A whole lot more. At an April 13 hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig estimated...
Tags: Isis, Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Biden, Irs, Senate Finance Committee, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, The IRS, Rettig, Tax Gap

GASB report name changed due to offensive acronym

While those who work in the tax world must be precise, taxes are full of a particular type of shortcut. I'm talking about those sometimes creative, other times eye-roll inducing abbreviations or acronyms for tax terms. Tax terminology is full of them. AGI, AMT, EIN, EITC, EFTPS, GAAP, FATCA, IRA, NOL, PTIN, and VAT just to name a few. Good, bad and ugly acronyms: Tax bills themselves also usually are shortened, with the verbal results sometimes fine and even fun, most times meh and other time...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Capitol Hill, George W Bush, Bush, Don, Gene Kelly, ARPA, Ways and Means Committee, GaSb, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, AGI AMT EIN EITC, IRA NOL PTIN, GASB Chair Joel Black


Well, let's start at the beginning. There is something calling you -- a deep impulse to create, express, or manifest. This something has been calling you for quite a while and you know it, even if you have delayed, denied, or deflected it. Maybe you thought you were too busy, or didn't have the skills, resources, or credentials. Maybe you thought it would be indulgent of you to take on this project or had other responsibilities you needed to attend to. Or maybe you feel none of the above ...
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Investments and expenses

One goes up in value, the other doesn’t. One creates value over time, the other doesn’t. It’s fun to imagine that our expenses are investments, but if they were, we’d call them investments. Our tools can be re-used, and our assets have value to us and to others. Skills can be an investment, compounding as they grow. Expenses, on the other hand, fade away. [Author: Seth Godin]
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Transtasman bubble: Desolate scenes greet Kiwi travellers at Sydney Airport

Kiwi travellers were welcomed back into Australia this morning - 395 days since Canberra placed a "do not travel" ban on Australians travelling overseas.But the return of travellers to Australia's airports also revealed just how... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, Canberra, Sydney Airport

WeWork’s new stock-listing plan has echoes of its past

WeWork, which had one of the most spectacular IPO implosions in recent years, is trying to go public again—and some of the factors that worried regulators on the first deal are back again.
Tags: Finance, Article, The Wall Street Journal, WeWork, FBN, Fbn/markets, Eliot Brown, 8263d805-9800-544b-8bc1-ba54b87bdcf9, Fox-news/fox-news-world/fox-news-finance, Jean Eaglesham

Fatal Tesla crash in Texas appeared to have no driver

A Tesla Model S vehicle that crashed in Texas on Saturday, killing both occupants, appeared to have no one behind the wheel.
Tags: Texas, News, Safety, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Autopilot, FSD

Fatal Tesla crash in Texas appeared to have no one behind the wheel

A Tesla Model S vehicle that crashed in Texas on Saturday, killing both occupants, appeared to have no one behind the wheel.
Tags: Texas, News, Safety, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Autopilot, FSD

Oaktree Investments proposes to buy back James Packer's stake in Crown Resorts

An investment firm has pledged to fund a buyout of James Packer's stake in Crown Resorts, potentially paving a way for the casino giant to obtain its Sydney gaming licence.Crown acknowledged that it had received a "non-binding and... [Author: news[email protected]]
Tags: Business, Sydney, James Packer, Oaktree Investments

Senate Democrats will seek a 25% corporate tax rate despite Biden's call for 28%, report says

President Joe Biden has proposed a 28% corporate tax rate that he said would pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Senate Democrats will likely seek a 25% corporate tax rate, Axios reported. It's lower than the 28% Biden sought to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure bill. The current corporate tax rate is 21% after Trump slashed it from 35% in 2017. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Democrats will likely seek a 25% corporate tax rate...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Nike, Tax, Joe Biden, Democrats, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Senate Democrats

At least 64 people have died at the hands of police since Derek Chauvin's trial began. More than half were people of color.

Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Minnesota Judicial Branch /Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP 64 people died at the hands of police since Chauvin's trial began, The New York Times reported. Former officer Derek Chauvin was charged with the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man. Police across the country killed an average of 3 people a day since the trial started on March 29. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Police, Trends, Ap, Chicago, New York Times, The Times, Trial, Times, Jacksonville Florida, Floyd, Michael Hughes, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, Chauvin, Claremont New Hampshire

Burnout hits ad agencies

Hello and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 19. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Ad agency burnout.Netflix cancellations.Top social brands.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Advertising professionals say the pandemic has led to increased workloads that are c...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Burnout, Publicis, WPP, London England, Shein, Newsletters

Facebook: Our staff can carry on working from home after Covid

The US technology giant tells the BBC that remote working after the pandemic is "the future".
Tags: Facebook, Business, US, Bbc

Nearly two-thirds of Trump voters disapprove of Meghan Markle, while Biden voters overwhelmingly like her: poll

Photographers focus on Meghan Markle during an event in London in March 2018, when she was the fiancee of Prince Harry. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP via Getty The favorability of the Duchess of Sussex is seen through a political lens in the US. Meghan Markle gets positive marks from 72 percent of voters who supported Joe Biden. However, Markle is viewed favorably by only 25 percent of voters who backed Donald Trump in 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. The favorability of th...
Tags: Politics, London, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, US politics, United Kingdom, Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Harry, Royal Family, Edinburgh, Oprah Winfrey, Biden, Donald Trump

India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it has raised $160 million in its Series E financing round that valued the startup at $3 billion, up from “a little over” $1 billion valuation in th...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Finance, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Stripe, Mathur, Airtel, Bangalore, Swiggy, Southeast Asian, GIC

Dramatic video shows World War II-era TBM Avenger making emergency landing next to people on Florida beach

Grumman TBM Avenger #91188, operated by the Valiant Air Command, just before ditching off Cocoa Beach during the Cocoa Beach Air Show, April 17, 2021. WESH 2 News/YouTube A Valiant Air Command Pilot made a perfect emergency water landing in a TBM Avenger on a Florida beach. The pilot was able to ditch the aircraft in the shallow water in front of a beach area where spectators were watching the airshow. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spectators captured dramatic video of t...
Tags: Florida, US, Trends, Avengers, Pacific, US Navy, Yamato, Macon Georgia, George H W Bush, Dakota, Norfolk Virginia, Cocoa Beach, Bermuda Triangle, Davis California, Mariner, PBM

New poll indicates most Americans want to end lifetime appointments for Supreme Court justices

The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, is seen at sunset. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File A new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 63% of Americans back term limits for Supreme Court justices. Only 22% of respondents indicated opposition to any sort of term limits. President Biden has assembled a commission to study possible reforms within the federal judiciary. See more stories on Insider's business page. With congressional Democrats and Republicans seemingly in a perpetual s...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jones

A fiery Tesla crash killed two people outside of Houston. Authorities say nobody was driving.

Authorities told local media they were certain nobody was driving the car. Reuters Two people died in a car crash outside of Houston on Saturday after the Tesla they were in ran off the road. Nobody was driving the car, authorities told local outlets. Tesla has come under fire for the way some drivers abuse its driver-assistance technology, Autopilot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two people are dead in Texas after the Tesla they were riding in hopped a curb, crashed ...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Tesla, Houston, Autopilot, Nhtsa, KHOU, Herman, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Spring Texas, KPRC, Mark Herman, Houston Authorities, General Motors Super Cruise, Tim Levin, Tesla Harris County Precinct

What the rise of digital nomads can tell us about the next wave of remote working

If one thing is clear about remote work, it's this: Many people prefer it and don't want their bosses to take it away. When the pandemic forced office employees into lockdown and cut them off from spending in-person time with their colleagues, they almost immediately realized that they favor remote work over their traditional office routines and norms. As remote workers of all ages contemplate their futures – and as some offices and schools start to reopen – many Americans are asking hard questi...
Tags: Travel, Work, Asia, New York, London, Bali, Indonesia, Public Health, Thailand, United States, Work-life balance, Innovation, Chiang Mai, Pauline, Rachael, Ellie

Wisdom from a crypto billionaire, plus a risk-free bitcoin trade that could pay double-digit returns

Hello and welcome to Insider Investing. I'm Joe Ciolli, and I'm here to guide you through what's been happening in markets. Here's what's on the docket:29-year-old crypto kingpin Sam Bankman-Fried is one of the world's youngest billionaires. He recently discussed a strategy that secured 10% daily returns on million-dollar trades, and shed other light on his winning approach.Bitcoin futures are in contango, which presents a potentially high-return, risk-free opportunity fo...
Tags: America, Trends, Investing, Markets, Bank Of America, Harvard, Stocks, Biden, Stock Market, Reuters, Sachs, Wedbush, Dado Ruvic, Joel Greenblatt, Joe Ciolli, Investing Strategy

L.A. County reports 466 new coronavirus cases, just 3 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, April 18, along with a drop in hospitalizations related to the virus. Officials noted that the low number of deaths reflects a lag in weekend reporting. The number of COVID patients in county hospitals dropped from 486 Saturday to 470. There were 106 people in intensive care, down from 112 on Saturday. The latest numbers come one day after officials reported the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New Jersey, Community, Michigan, Gavin Newsom, Simon

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs Charles Geschkedies dies at age 81

Charles "Chuck" Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81.Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos,... [Author: [email protected]]
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