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15 Control Tactics of Difficult People Be on the lookout for these, before you get blindsided!

Source: psychologytoday.com - Nov 7, 2016

Most of us come across difficult personalities at some points in our lives. These individuals may exist in our personal or professional environment. Being cognizant of control tactics used by... Read more >

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IRS, Security Summit Partners Expand Identity Theft Safeguards for 2017 Filing Season, Build on 2016 Successes

Source: irs.gov - Nov 4, 2016

IR-2016-144, Nov. 3, 2016 Español WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and... Read more >

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US Anti-Inversion Regulations - Turning Tax On Its Head

Source: tax-news.com - Nov 4, 2016

Lawmakers and the Government in the United States have had several tries at staunching the flow of corporate "inversions" over recent years, but demonstrably they have failed, as recent... Read more >

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How can your employer offer benefits like 'baby cash'?

Source: nola.com - Nov 2, 2016

Like many things in America these days, the story of employee benefits has become a story of the haves and have nots. On the one side are workers -- particularly young ones -- at Silicon Valley... Read more >

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Louisiana budget deficit to hit $313 million -- bigger than previously thought, meaning more cuts

Source: nola.com - Oct 28, 2016

Louisiana's midyear budget deficit is estimated to be around $313 million, larger than originally expected and likely to produce more budget cuts than originally thought to already-stretched state... Read more >

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The Big Winners and Losers in America’s Social Security System

Source: wsj.com - Oct 28, 2016

What will you receive in Social Security benefits compared with the taxes you pay in? The short answer: Low earners often get more than they put in, while high earners get less. By one estimate,... Read more >

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French Lawmakers Want Higher Taxes on Airbnb Renters

Source: abcnews.go.com - Oct 28, 2016

French lawmakers backed on Friday a proposal to increase taxes on people renting their homes, cars and other goods on the internet when their earnings exceed a certain amount. The measure would... Read more >

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Local sales tax rebate for TV, movie productions could help Baton Rouge level the playing field for film projects, councilman says

Source: businessreport.com - Oct 27, 2016

Baton Rouge could follow in the footsteps of other Louisiana cities and parishes to establish a local film industry sales tax rebate program in an attempt to draw more television and movie... Read more >

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21 signs your best employee is about to quit

Source: businessinsider.com - Oct 27, 2016

ost bosses are caught off guard when facing a mass employee exodus, and the same can happen when just one valued employee resigns. "As the boss, it's important to watch for the symptoms of an... Read more >

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Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

Source: hbr.org - Oct 27, 2016

It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask... Read more >

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Residents worried about rising Obamacare costs

Source: wwltv.com - Oct 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Tens of thousands of people in Louisiana may be paying more each month for health insurance from the Marketplace, and they may be losing coverage to visit their regular doctors.... Read more >

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This Study Made Me Change My Mind on Soda Taxes

Source: motherjones.com - Oct 26, 2016

The case for a soda tax—on the ballot Nov. 8 in San Francisco, Oakland, and Boulder, and promoted globally by the World Health Organization—just got stronger. In a new peer-reviewed study,... Read more >

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The Rich Get Ready for Higher Taxes Under a President Clinton

Source: bloomberg.com - Oct 26, 2016

For wealthy Americans, a big win by Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 could get pretty expensive. Clinton is proposing higher taxes on Americans who make more than $250,000, including a 4 percent “fair... Read more >

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Nick Saban jabs, corn dog jokes, more: Best memes, jokes you'll find before LSU-Alabama game

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 25, 2016

LSU-Bama. Or Bama-LSU. However you say it, one thing is certain: Neither fan base thinks much of each other. Check out some of the trash talk on Twitter. #BamaHateWeek and #LSUHateWeek are alive... Read more >

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For New Orleans -- 'one of the best ports in America' -- cruise ship stops huge business, and officials want more

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 24, 2016

As state and local tourism officials work to attract more international visitors, the sight of the Europa 2 luxury cruise liner docked near the French Quarter this month was a welcome change.... Read more >

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