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Fox News Column Mocking Olympic Team Diversity Draws Outrage

Photo John Moody, an executive vice president and executive editor of Fox News, in 2008. In a column this week on FoxNews.com, he sarcastically suggested that the United States Olympic Committee adopt the motto “Darker, Gayer, Different.” Credit Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Fox News on Friday removed an incendiary op-ed …

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If You Just Got Fired, This Entrepreneur Has a Message For You

When Melissa Ben-Ishay got fired, she immediately called her brother. He encouraged her to go home, bake her famous cupcakes and reassured her they would figure out how to turn her hobby into a business. Within a week, Baked by Melissa was up and running. Fourteen stores and a cookbook later, Ben-Ishay’s bite-size treats are a …

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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for ‘Bitcoin mining plot’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arrested scientists worked at the secret factory which made the USSR’s first nuclear bomb Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russia’s most …

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UK trade deficit widens in December

Image copyright Reuters A rise in oil prices and higher imports contributed to a widening of the UK’s goods trade deficit in December. The gap between exports and imports rose to £13.6bn, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, which was higher than analysts’ forecasts. Separate ONS data showed industrial …

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Developers Seek $6 Million Tax Break for Trump-Managed Hotel

Still, if the state approves the tax rebate for the Chawlas, it could indirectly, but personally, benefit the president, who owns the family business through a trust, an arrangement that raises some constitutional concerns, critics and legal experts say. In lawsuits filed last year, a number of lawmakers, academics and …

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How Taxpayers Who Want Help Can Find a Reputable Preparer

Preparers with certain professional credentials — like certified public accountants, tax lawyers and tax specialists called “enrolled agents” — generally must meet minimum standards for education and training. States license C.P.A.s and lawyers, while enrolled agents are federally licensed. “It’s better if a preparer has some credentials,” Mr. Thompson said. …

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