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Sep 19, 2014

Taxes didn’t drive Burger King-Tim Hortons deal: Buffett

NEW YORK — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who agreed to help finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s planned takeover of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., said the deal wasn’t motivated by taxes. “The highest amount of federal taxes that... #Canada #Burger King #Barack Obama #Ontario #MSNBC #Warren Buffett #U.S. Congress #Tim Hortons Inc. #Medtronic, Inc.

Sep 18, 2014

Americans With Disabilities Are More Likely To Be Poor, Report Finds

Americans with disabilities are more likely to be poor than any other demographic group, and their average income in 2012 was about $6,000 less than people without disabilities, according to a report released Thursday. The report, "Fulfilling the Pro... #Iowa City, IA #Tom Harkin

Sep 17, 2014

2015 Tax Rates, Brackets & Exemption Amounts May Save Taxpayers Money

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the consumer price index (CPI) has dropped off by .2%. That dip means that inflation should stay put: what does that mean for 2015 tax rates... #Iowa City, IA #Tom Harkin

Sep 19, 2014

Five Questions to Help Choose the Best Student Loan for You

By Michael Taormina , CommonBond I recently laid out some key considerations for thinking through a fixed rate vs. a variable rate student loan option ( "Is a variable rate loan right for me?" ). Ultimately, a borrower's unique individual circumstanc... #Iowa City, IA #Tom Harkin

Sep 18, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings: Paulinho And Townsend Toil In 0-0 Europa League Draw With Partizan Belgrade

How the Spurs players rated in their Europa League trip to Belgrade. Tottenham Hotspur kicked off their 2014/15 Europa League group stage campaign this evening with a largely uneventful 0-0 draw against Partizan Belgrade on an awful pitch in the Serb... #Belgrade #Real Madrid #FK Partizan #Tottenham Hotspur #Andros Townsend #Everton F.C. #Hugo Lloris #Jan Vertonghen #Kyle Naughton #Ben Davies (footballer) #Swansea City FC

Sep 18, 2014

Spanish Paper Talk: Diego Simeone Has Changed Atletico And Spanish Football

James 'works it out' while Pique is decisive for Barca in Champions League... READ MORE: Real Madrid to sign Arsenal target : Spanish giants back in the market. SEE ALSO: Best young football players in the world! SEE MORE: FIFA 2015 Player Ratings Re... #Madrid #UEFA Champions League #FIFA #Real Madrid #Diego Simeone #Villarreal CF #Atletico Madrid #Jerome Boateng #Gerard Piqué (footballer) #Karim Benzema #La Liga #Barcelona #FC Barcelona

Sep 16, 2014

What is the difference between stated annual return and effective annual return?

Essentially, the effective annual return accounts for intra-year compounding, and the stated annual return does not. The difference between these two measures is best illustrated with an example. Suppose the stated annual interest rate on a savings a... #Madrid #UEFA Champions League #FIFA #Real Madrid #Diego Simeone #Villarreal CF #Atletico Madrid #Jerome Boateng #Gerard Piqué (footballer) #Karim Benzema #La Liga #Barcelona #FC Barcelona

Sep 16, 2014

The Working Mom-nivore's Dilemma: Home-Cooked Meals = Stress

Last week was a good week in our household. My mom came to visit, so that meant there would be home-cooked meals on the table every night for my kids, meals I wouldn't feel pressured to prepare. (The photo is one meal my mom whipped together, a Greek... #Barack Obama #Michael Pollan #Rachael Ray #New York Times Company #Mark Bittman #Food Network

Sep 20, 2014

Arsenal Player Ratings: Mesut Ozil Silences Critics And Danny Welbeck Gets Off The Mark in 3-0 Win Against Aston Villa

How the Arsenal players rated in their 0-3 win at Villa Park with goals from Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil. Arsenal put the game to bed with three goals in a matter of minutes at Villa Park today, Mesut Ozil silencing some critics and Danny Welbeck ne... #Aston Villa #Per Mertesacker #Mesut Ozil #Arsenal Football Club #Kieran Gibbs #Aly Cissokho

Sep 20, 2014

Climate activism: A change in approach?

The United Nations will host dozens of governments, corporations and non-governmental organisations during a one-day Climate Summit in New York on September 23, but according to groups that will be protesting outside, the meeting will deal seriously ... #Canada #United Nations #North America #Marshall Islands #Ban Ki-moon