Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 18, 2017

… loan.” “Of the 16 loans he reported, five were worth more than $50 million each; one is worth between $25 million and $50 million; and seven were worth between $5 million and $25 million apiece. Another three loans combined were worth less than $1 million.” There is also the fact that, unlike a tax return, these financial disclosure forms don’t require Trump to detail how much he paid in taxes, the profits and losses from his various businesses, whether he has any …


Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… and Royal London, said more could be done to make workers at other businesses aware that their employer might add to their pension if they were willing to contribute at a higher level. “At a time when money is tight for many people and pay rises may be limited, getting your employer to contribute more to your pension can be a very cost-effective strategy,” he said. “When individuals are thinking about where to put their money to get the best return, the chance to more than …


Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 15, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption The market is positioned on the south end of London Bridge A trader support fund has been set up to help those who suffered financially because of the closure. Opening hours have been extended over the next two weeks, with shoppers able to visit on 18 and 25 June to further help businesses. Some traders have also created special dishes which they will be selling in exchange for donations to the fund. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messages …


Huge Landslide Buries Already Damaged California Highway

… worse over the weekend and the video will give you a glimpse at the undertaking needed to open the road again, the sheriffs department said in a Facebook post. Efforts to restore other sections damaged from earlier landslides were also called off while Caltrans officials wait for the ground stabilize, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The storm-related road closures have increased the isolation of Big Surs residents and hurt its local businesses. The area of Californias central coast …

May 24, 2017

Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

… overhang from the financial crisis, which left many under threat of unemployment. That did not materialise, with employees often sacrificing wage increases for job security. The recession of 2009 also meant that businesses invested less in profit enhancing improvements such as new machinery or technological enhancements. Productivity – the creation of wealth – suffered, and Britain’s chronic problem of low productivity was exacerbated. The UK is in the slow lane In the time it …

May 16, 2017