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New Orleans groups to push for raising minimum wage, 'banning the box'

Source: wwltv.com - Jul 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA. - After efforts to increase Louisiana’s minimum wage have failed in recent years, a coalition of local groups is urging candidates to address that and other economic issues.... Read more >

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As Americans shop more online, retail jobs are disappearing

Source: nola.com - Jul 18, 2017

More Americans are embracing a trend that labor groups have come to fear: We are shopping online now about as often as we take out the trash. About a third of adults buy something on a computer or... Read more >

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Did the Orleans assessor value your home too high for tax purposes? Find out now

Source: realestate.nola.com - Jul 18, 2017

New Orleans property owners who want to challenge the taxable assessment on their homes or businesses can do so now with the start of the Open Rolls period, which lasts until Aug. 15. The Orleans... Read more >

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10 things to do before you retire

Source: bankrate.com - Jul 18, 2017

Retirement signals the beginning of a new lifestyle. Long before you clock out for the last time, consider whether you are financially ready to pursue the life that you envision for yourself. Do... Read more >

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Trump administration reportedly learns lesson from health care, preps polished effort for tax reform

Source: cnbc.com - Jul 17, 2017

Stung by the public relations debacle of Republican's attempts to change health care, President Donald Trump's administration is said to be planning a more coordinated effort for its tax reform... Read more >

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White House to promote U.S. products with 'Made in America' week

Source: upi.com - Jul 17, 2017

July 16 (UPI) -- The White House is launching a three-week messaging campaign to spotlight President Donald Trump's agenda, including "Made in America" week starting Monday with U.S.-made products... Read more >

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Owe back taxes? Don't do what Floyd Mayweather did

Source: cbsnews.com - Jul 17, 2017

It has been reported that Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated boxing legend, owes the IRS millions of unpaid taxes from the past several years. But the exact amount wasn't known until a recent story... Read more >

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DMX Charged With Scheming to Avoid Paying $1.7 Million in Taxes

Source: nbcnews.com - Jul 14, 2017

Rap artist and Hollywood actor DMX was arrested on Thursday and accused by federal prosecutors of engaging in a multiyear scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the federal government... Read more >

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How can I offset taxes when I convert to a Roth IRA?

Source: marketwatch.com - Jul 14, 2017

Q.: Dear Dan, I enjoyed reading your Roth article, it got me really thinking about my own situation. I would like to do a 401(k) to Roth IRA conversion. If I do it, can I offset the tax owed using... Read more >

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What the Senate's 3.8% surtax means for American taxpayers

Source: foxbusiness.com - Jul 14, 2017

With Senate Republicans planning to retain a 3.8% surtax on investment income in their health-care bill, it is a good time for American taxpayers to know exactly how this tax works. The 3.8%... Read more >

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Need weekend plans? Five things to do in New Orleans July 14-16

Source: theadvocate.com - Jul 14, 2017

If you're looking for something to do this weekend in New Orleans, we've got you covered! View the photos below for some ideas. CLICK SOURCE ABOVE TO READ ARTICLE Read more >

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2017 Louisiana Sales Tax Holidays

Source: revenue.louisiana.gov - Jul 13, 2017

Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28 During the sales tax holiday, eligible purchases are subject to a state sales tax rate of only three percent, applicable to the first $1500 of the sales price... Read more >

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Cristiano Ronaldo's tax case very different to Lionel Messi's - lawyer

Source: espnfc.com - Jul 13, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyer Julio Senn says that the Real Madrid forward's current tax compliance issues are different to those which saw Barcelona's Lionel Messi plead guilty to fraud and receive a... Read more >

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French court throws out Google's $1.3 billion tax bill

Source: foxnews.com - Jul 13, 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s Google won a reprieve from one of its biggest legal battles in Europe on Wednesday, when a Paris court threw out a €1.11 billion ($1.27 billion) bill that France’s tax... Read more >

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Our Views: Don't let Louisiana legislators dodge personal responsibility for fiscal crisis

Source: theadvocate.com - Jul 12, 2017

In all the reviews of the 2017 Legislature, the consensus is that the lawmakers failed to do the one thing they need to do: address the "fiscal cliff." That is the expiration of temporary sales... Read more >

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