Who will be left holding the potato?
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
That looks like a good match.
Nonprofit fundraisers have long relied on matching funds to encourage giving without knowing if they work. Recent research suggests one way to make the most out of challenge gifts from big donors.
Hundreds of frozen turkeys are lined up waiting to be defrosted, cooked and eaten.
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An economist explains why turkeys defy the economic laws of supply and demand.
Trump will soon learn the costs of going it alone on trade.
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American lawmakers in the 1930s learned the hard way what happens when a country raises tariffs and makes other unilateral trade decisions.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, center, plans to step down at the end of the month.
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The decision by the bureau's founding director to step down this month offers Republicans and the Trump administration a chance to finally gut the bureau they've long despised.
Being one of a series of disasters made relief in Puerto Rico harder to come by after Hurricane Maria.
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Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
Venezuela urgentemente necesita ayuda financiera, pero el régimen de Maduro ya tiene pocos aliados en el extranjero.
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China, Rusia y el FMI figuran entre quienes podrían ayudar financieramente a Venezuela, pero no es nada claro que vayan a ayudar a este país endeudado.
Venezuela urgently needs financial assistance, but the regime of Nicolás Maduro has few international allies.
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China, Russia and the International Monetary Fund are among those contemplating a Venezuela bailout. But help for this debt-stricken nation seems far from assured.
Middle-class homeowners need credits, not deductions.
Rather than tinkering with the deduction, Republicans should get rid of it altogether and replace it with something that would actually help more Americans afford a home.
For many Americans, there is no such thing as affordable housing in today’s real estate market.
Slashing government spending on housing and scrapping a key financing option for new units would make it harder than ever for low-income Americans to keep a roof over their heads.
The proposed tax bill could make higher ed even less affordable.
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Republican lawmakers say the proposed changes to the tax code would 'streamline' higher ed benefits. But this overhaul would squeeze many, if not most, students and schools.
Companies are likely taking notice as more women speak up about workplace harassment.
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Companies have long tended to protect rather than punish high-profile harassers. That may change as the #MeToo movement inspires more women to speak out.
Harvard, located along the Charles River in Cambridge, boasts the largest endowment at $37.6 billion.
Colleges and universities boast US$547 billion in endowment assets, yet only a handful of elite schools would be taxed under the proposal.
The secret settlements that leave the reputations of alleged sexual abuse perpetrators intact are also tax-deductible.
Secret payments in exchange for silence regarding work-related sexual abuse are usually tax-deductible. How about changing that?
Voodoo doll or an illustration of the Republican tax plan on income inequality?
Supply-side economics is the intellectual backbone of the argument that tax cuts for the wealthy will boost business investment, wages and growth. The evidence suggests otherwise.
This man may soon be the world’s ‘second-most-powerful person.’
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The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?
Wasteful and fake charities are usually harder to spot than this.
Digital innovations are making it easier to give to charity and for donors to become informed before they support nonprofits.
The Statue of Liberty casts a wary eye at the bike path that runs along the western edge of Manhattan, where the Oct. 31 attack occurred.
The president is urging lawmakers to end the program in the aftermath of the deadliest attack in New York City since 9/11. Doing so would be a mistake.
Why so grim? Oh, tax cuts.
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The Republican tax plan would ultimately make the current system less progressive while reducing the overall burden, two things research shows make countries less happy.
Guyana, a former British colony on the north shore of South America, may soon supplant Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean region’s biggest oil producer.
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Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
While Prop 13 may have saved the California dream for some, it destroyed it for many others.
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In 1978, Californians voted to pass Proposition 13, which slashed property taxes and ushered in an era of underinvestment, ending the 'California dream' for many.
An illustrated depiction of a scene of Lincoln lying in state.
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Dying in America 200 years ago was a simply family affair, devoid of pomp. The US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's embrace of embalming changed everything.
A wildfire burns behind a winery in Santa Rosa, California.
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As firefighters contain the fires that have been raging since Oct. 8, California's wine industry is assessing the damage and hoping the tourists who fled the ash-filled air return.
The iPhone X’s big new features come with a high price tag.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Apple's latest iPhone sold out within minutes of its launch, but questions still remain about whether that pace of demand will continue and, if so, whether the company's supply chain will be able to keep up.
‘Green burials’ that use biodegradable coffins or lessen the environmental impact in other ways are on the rise.
AP Photo/Michael Hill
Although 'Game of Thrones' -style funeral pyres are still out of bounds, Americans are increasingly turning to cheaper, greener and more meaningful ways to dispose of their loved ones' bodies.