Downton Abbey is back, but Season 5–and the Downton estate, could not have continued without dodging a tax bullet.
DERIK, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – While illegally crossing the Iraqi-Syrian border, Canadian Peter Douglas was adamant that his incursion was for humanitarian reasons – to help the people of Syria.
Billionaires have hobbies and enjoy vacations just like other people – but at a higher level. In several noteworthy cases, the very rich have opened resorts where they share their passions with the traveling public.
Unless you occasionally examine your beliefs, they control you. Every so often you have to look closely at what you believe to be true, and question it. You have to ask “Why do I believe this?” Maybe it was taught to you. Maybe there’s validity to your belief at all. I feel […]
As we look ahead to the trends in corporate philanthropy, there’s food for CSR thought in the 2014 Trend Report from The Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP). This annual report distinguishes itself by offering forward-looking data collected by surveying corporate contribution professionals about their plans, including their budgets, for […]
What made news in 2014? Here’s a list of my top tax stories in 2014. And for comparison, a list of what my readers cared most about in 2014. Were they the same?
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A new round of U.N.-brokered peace talks aimed at ending the escalating political crisis in Libya has been delayed once again and will not take place early this week as originally planned, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.
The sanctions imposed by President Obama have almost nothing to do with cyber terrorism but instead show U.S. concern with North Korea as an arms exporter to regimes that Washington detests. As weapons against arms proliferation, moreover, the latest sanctions can’t have much impact since the U.S. has already imposed sanctions […]