Month: August 2020

Spencer Platt | Getty Images As earnings season wraps up, analysts are reviewing their short-term and long-term take on the stocks they cover. While some companies delivered blowout quarters (see below), other stocks are suffering as global restrictions continue. And while government-backed stimulus programs can provide some relief, the truth remains that the pandemic- and
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Still no deal for coronavirus relief. Senate Republicans remain divided on unemployment insurance benefits. Meanwhile, Republican and Democratic negotiators continue to reach an overall agreement by, they hope, the end of this week, though some lawmakers are not optimistic about that timeline. Beyond coronavirus relief, The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) on other provisions that
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Eastman Kodak‘s disclosure about getting awarded a $765 million loan from the U.S. government to start producing drug ingredients, which sent the stock up on heavy volume ahead of the official announcement, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. On July 27, a day before Kodak, as well as President Donald
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Democrats hold fast to the $600 unemployment benefit boost as talks continue. The Washington Post reports on the “messy back and forth” between Republicans and Democrats as they work to reach common ground on coronavirus relief. President Trump said he’d sign an executive order today to extend enhanced unemployment benefits and provide a payroll tax cut
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Taxes and staking are two topics that have a murky history together due to lack of staking specific guidance issued by the IRS. How staking should be taxed is already a controversial issue (How Staking Tezos May Generate ‘Rental’ Income). When staking income should be taxed is an even more pressing issue because it affects
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Motorcyclists pass a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 3, 2016. Olivia Harris | Reuters Goldman Sachs on Friday lowered its previously stated quarterly net earnings applicable to common shareholders to $197 million from $2.25 billion. The bank said in a filing it had set
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“I’m on Indeed every single day, looking for jobs,” Lafauci, 36, said. “There’s nothing.” Source: Sarah Lafauci It’s now been over a week since tens of millions of Americans have stopped receiving the $600 federal unemployment boost.  Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over what to replace those payments with have turned into an increasingly protracted and bitter
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Housing affordability was a major issue even before the COVID-19 crisis and corresponding recession, but the current economic hardship has made it more salient. Immediate support for people struggling makes sense now, but lawmakers should also consider long-term solutions to the problem of high rents, namely by expanding the supply of housing. Improving the tax
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Last puzzle piece. getty In this episode of Willis Weighs In, Benjamin M. Willis, Tax Notes Federal contributing editor, discusses carried interests with partnership tax expert Monte A. Jackel. Monte and Ben speculate on what the new regulations are expected to look like and provide their opinions on potential IRS overreaches likely to be overturned if potentially tenuous arguments
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