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Ray Dalio Says End of the SALT Deduction Will Further Divide the Nation

Billionaire legislation. The Senate bill mirrors the House legislation by calling for the repeal of state and local tax deductions, while allowing up to $10,000 for property tax deductions. According to a study by the Tax Policy Center, 7 percent of taxpayers would pay more tax in 2019, 10 percent in 2025, and 48 percent in 2027, compared to current law. On average in 2027, taxes would change little for lower- and middle-income groups and decrease for higher-income groups. Tax Revenues On its face, ending so-called Read more about the…

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Elon Musk Isnt Joking About Sending a Tesla to Mars

Elon Musk fully intends to put a red sports car made by a company that he runs into an enormous rocket ship made by another company that he runs and fire both into Mars orbit. The car, as it hurtles into space, will be playing a song by David Bowie on repeat. It goes without saying that the song will be “cryptic message on Twitter over the weekend. A person familiar with the launch plan at SpaceX Inc. confirmed that it is real. Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars…

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Which Team Member Of Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft (Jacksonville Branch) Are You?

Which of these fab fabric peddlers (from the craft store’s Jacksonville, Fla. branch) are you? Our state-of-the-art quizzes require JavaScript. 1. When you’re feeling creative, what do you like to do? Make fun beaded jewelry to go with my favorite outfits Warm and chipper Modest and subdued 3. How do you react when someone’s getting on your nerves? I just stay quiet until they leave me alone Fun music and plenty of dancing Lots of awkward silences 5. What makes you say “ick!”? Being in a messy environment Too unreliable…

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Trump Says Puerto Rico Has Thrown the Budget Out of Whack

President Donald Trump took measure of the widespread damage in Puerto Rico almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria, expressing concern about its impact on the federal budget as his administration finalizes a $29 billion disaster aid request covering a series of major storms. Trump paid a four-and-a-half-hour visit to the island Tuesday, greeting local officials and offering consolation to residents who have been without power and, in many cases, drinking water since the storm struck on Sept. 20. Some in Puerto Rico’s government already are estimating reconstruction costs will be…

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Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico

Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since Saturday. The mountains of materiel may not reach storm survivors for days. Distributors for big-box companies and smaller retailers are unloading 4,000 20-foot containers full of necessities like food, water and soap this week at a dock in Puerto Rico’s capital operated by waiver of the Jones Act on Thursday, the facilities have become choke points in the effort to aid survivors of Hurricane Maria. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg “There are…

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Venus Williams car crash: police say tennis star legally entered intersection

Fatal collision occurred when Williams was cut off partway through intersection by another driver, stopped to avoid crash, then continued, but was hit by another car as lights changed Venus Williams drove her vehicle into an intersection legally moments before she was involved in a fatal car crash, police have said. Detectives in Florida said footage of the collision between a married couple and the tennis star who was b Crash involving Venus Williamss car. Barson, 68, and her 78-year-old husband, Jerome, were both injured and he died in hospital…

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Police release dashcam footage of Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest

The video shows officers approaching the car and Woods, who didnt know where he was, stumbling through a sobriety test Police in Jupiter, Florida, have released dashcam footage of Tiger Woods arrest for driving while under the influence this week. Early Monday, officers on patrol caused by prescription medications. In the police report of his arrest, Woods is described by police as co-operative but confused. The officer in charge of his detention also said the golfer was unable to walk alone and found it hard to keep eyes open. A…

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