Day: February 3, 2018

Is Google Losing to Amazon?

One problem the brilliant minds at Google have yet to solve: How to beat Amazon.com at its own game. It isn’t for a lack of trying. Over the last couple of years, the internet search giant has aggressively built up its own cloud-computing business and pumped out its own line of smart speaker products—two relatively […]

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Tax Revision May Enhance Real Estate Industry – NDTV Profit

The Indian Government has played an instrumental role in growth and development of the Indian property market in terms of necessary and welcome reforms like Benami Act, GST and RERA. In spite of the government taking various upbeat measures targeted towards clearing up the unwanted players from the industry and to further regulate the sector, […]

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Gay-rights groups say Amazon should avoid these 9 cities

CLOSE 238 cities across the United States were eager to become the home of HQ2, Amazon’s new headquarters. Amazon has trimmed down its list to just 20 cities. USA TODAY A billboard truck bearing a message from a group calling on Amazon to not place its second headquarters in a state that doesn’t protect gay […]

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Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan rests on some strong assumptions

by Lydia DePillis   @CNNMoney February 2, 2018: 2:36 PM ET In the State of the Union, President Trump announced a bold intention: Turning $200 billion in federal money into $1.5 trillion for fixing America’s infrastructure by leveraging local and state tax dollars and private investment. Is creating that much funding from such a small […]

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After Carillion and Capita, is PFI itself on the critical list? | Politics

Private finance initiative Private providers have been entrusted with much of Britain’s infrastructure: even hospitals. What does the future hold now? Norfolk and Norwich University hospital became notorious for its PFI financing structure. Photograph: Alamy Long before the collapse last month of Carillion, one of the government’s go-to outsourcing and building groups, the signs of […]

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No ‘black swan’ for Russian markets as stocks & ruble ignore US blacklist — RT Business News

Investors in Russia shrugged off the US Treasury’s so-called ‘Kremlin List’ targeting Russian businessmen. Stocks on the Moscow Exchange are trading near all-time highs, while the ruble remains stable. Read more The ruble-denominated MICEX index was trading near the 2,291 mark on Friday, inching towards the all-time high of 2,328.48 it hit last week. The […]

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A Skyscraper Made of Wood? Newark Developers Give It a Try

In the contest to attract office tenants, many developers stick with the tried-and-true combination of concrete, steel and gleaming glass. Lotus Equity Group is embracing a more natural material: wood. The Manhattan developer said it is planning an 11-story office building made with a wood structure for Riverfront Square, its 4.8 million-square-foot… Source link

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Taxing The Bankrupt – Deliverance Needed – NDTV Profit

1. Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) liability on waiver of principal and interest Currently, any haircut taken by creditors risks a MAT levy at the rate of 20 per cent plus, subject to a set-off of accumulated losses. Needless to say, this depends on the accounting treatment in the books of the corporate borrower. Thus, a […]

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Phoenix antique mall Zinnias at Melrose to close

Zinnias at Melrose, a vintage store in Phoenix, will close Feb. 28, 2018.(Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic) Zinnias at Melrose Mall, a treasure trove beloved by antiques connoisseurs across metro Phoenix, is closing Feb. 28 after almost a decade in Phoenix’s Melrose District. The building boasts an exterior emblazoned with bright murals designed by local artists […]

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Here’s who’s getting a raise these days

by Chris Isidore   @CNNMoney February 2, 2018: 3:00 PM ET Workers who make clothing did very well. So did bankers. Miners and auto workers, not so much. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in […]

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