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The ABCs Of India’s GST
A new consumer tax promises to simplify business
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Make 2016 your year to prosper.
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
Taxing Mexico. Or Not
The administration is looking for ways to pay for the wall | If “Trump wants to target Mexico … he needs another strategy”
- Oct 10 20163 minutes
Wind is the New Corn
In some of the poorest rural areas in the U.S., turbines are a fresh source of wealth | “Before, I raised corn and soybeans and cattle. Now I don’t. I’m a wind farmer”
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
The Trump Plan For Boom Times
THE KEY TO SUCCESS FOR DONALD TRUMP IS SOLVING the knotty problem of sluggish growth and stagnant wages in America over the past 15 years. Median household income has flatlined since 2000, and GDP growth has averaged an anemic 2% when we could and sh
- Feb 21 20174 minutes
The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe
Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed states—these are what reliably reduce economic disparities.
- Nov 28 20163 minutes
India’s Cash-Canceling Experiment
Modi is installing an almost cashless system that will expand banks’ deposits | “We are sitting almost idle. There are no buyers”
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
Get Taxes Right
YOU CAN GIVE TO OTHERS AND STILL get a tax benefit. But to fully enjoy Uncle Sam’s generosity, you’ll have to follow his rules. The IRS doesn’t reward all donations to nonprofits, for example, and a noncash gift may be your best bet for a sizable ded
- Dec 27 201628 minutes
Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet
A semi-comprehensive list of the business concerns that may influence the president-elect as he prepares for the nation’s highest office
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
Apple’s $14.5 Billion Tax Spat Signals a World of Uncertainty for Big Corporations
EVER HEAR OF A DOUBLE IRISH? It’s not a drink but one of the controversial tax strategies that help some American companies keep profits abroad at lower rates. Such strategies are at the heart of the Aug. 30 ruling by the European Union demanding tha
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
How To Play Catch-Up
FROM THE TIME THEY first had regular jobs, Jason and Allison Stack contributed as much as they could to their retirement accounts. Their inspiration was Allison’s dad, who retired early. “I thought I was going to spend about half as much in retiremen
- Jan 27 20173 minutes
Could Trump Actually Impose an Import Tariff on Mexico?
And what would such a policy do?
- Oct 24 20167 minutes
The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Child-Care Problem
MEREDITH AND PAUL TWEED did their best to plan for parenting. They had successfully timed the birth of their first son, now 5, for the beginning of summer, since Meredith’s job as a university instructor did not offer paid maternity leave. When fall
- Dec 26 201612 minutes
‘If You Can Duplicate What They’ve Done In Detroit Around The Country, You’re Going To Have A Huge Renaissance’
Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, talks about the city’s revival— and his views on the incoming Trump administration— with Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy
- Dec 13 20164 minutes
Readers respond to stories in our October issue on America’s monopoly problem and the plight of the substitute teacher.
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How I Handle My Bonus Responsibly
The founder of one venture-backed startup shares how she spends her bonus.
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
The Great Indian Tax Dodge Of 2016
How about flying planeloads of cash to a tax-exempt region? | “All I want to do is save as much as I can of this money”
- Jun 1 20152 minutes
How These Tax Tips Helped Me
One business owner's tax strategy is paying off.
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
Follow These 3 Savvy End-Of-Year Tax Tips
There's an antidote to the end-of-the-year rush to stock up on business expenses.
- Dec 16 20162 minutes
Why Russians May Be Going Off Vodka
It's not just price—vodka is becoming uncool.
- Jan 11 20173 minutes
Rex Tillerson Says Climate Change Is Real, but …
The former oilman downplayed humanity’s responsibility for raising the global thermostat on Wednesday.
- Jan 19 201714 minutes
Don’t Tell Your Friends They’re Lucky: Luck has a lot to do with success. We just don’t want to admit it.
Cornell professor of economics Robert Frank says he’s alive today because of “pure dumb luck.” In 2007, he collapsed on a tennis court, struck down by what was later diagnosed as a case of sudden cardiac death, something only 2 percent of victims sur
- Oct 1 20163 minutes
The European Honeymoon is Over
With a $14.6 billion salvo fired at Apple over its tax deals in Ireland, European regulators are escalating their battle against American business.
- Dec 30 20167 minutes
Embracing an Ordinary Economy
In his new book, economist and historian Marc Levinson explains why no one should expect a return to the growth of the post-war boom years.
- Jan 4 20177 minutes
The Republicans Who Want Trump to Fight Climate Change
Not everyone interested in curbing climate change is tearing their hair out about Donald Trump's election. Though the president-elect seems to be packing his administration with climate deniers and fossil fuel industry veterans, a small, unconvention
- Oct 10 20165 minutes
The Smart Person’s Guide To Paying Taxes
Snippets from candidate tax returns offer lessons in obscure tax planning strategies
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The ABCs Of Starting A Business Overseas
Starting a business overseas may seem daunting, but the rewards can be great. Here's what you need to know to find success as an entrepreneurial expat.
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
Heavenly Tax Reform
The House GOP has an idea for business taxes that could win bipartisan support
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How Big-Box Retailers Weaponize Old Stores
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