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Daily Archives: December 17, 2017

US tax bill upends long-time perks of owning a home

Washington FOR decades, the US tax code has been filled with rewards for homeownership. Tax breaks encourage people to get into first homes and to trade up as they get older, building a national mindset that you’re never quite middle class until you’ve qualified for a mortgage. It Let’s block ads! (Why?) … The Business Times

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Too much passion can kill your startup

This is a short warning to entrepreneurs. Founders often start a company based on their passion for something. That’s fine as long as they are also solving a problem or otherwise addressing the needs of a clearly defined target market. The… VentureBeat

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Aconex receives $1.19 billion takeover offer from Oracle Corp

(Reuters) – Aconex Ltd (ACX.AX) said on Monday it had received a A$ 1.56 billion ($ 1.19 billion), or A$ 7.80 in cash per share, buyout offer from U.S. software major Oracle Corp (ORCL.N). Aconex said in a statement its directors had unanimously recommended the offer, which represents a 47.4 percent premium to Friday’s closing price of A$ 5.29. “With ...

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That US$300m chateau? One more jewel for a Saudi reformer

Louveciennes, Frances WHEN The Chateau Louis XIV sold for over US$ 300 million two years ago, Fortune magazine called it “the world’s most expensive home”, and Town & Country swooned over its gold-leafed fountain, marble statues and hedged labyrinth set in a 57-acre landscaped park. Let’s block ads! (Why?) … The Business Times

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Google thinks I'm dead

I’m not dead yet. But try telling that to Google. For much of the last week, I have been trying to persuade the world’s most powerful search engine to remove my photo from biographical details that belong to someone else. A search for “Rachel Abrams” revealed that Google had mashed my picture Let’s block ads! (Why?) … The Business Times

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Have America's CEOs stopped standing up to Trump?

The outdoor recreation industry responded last week with a unified repudiation of the White House’s announcement to sharply reduce the size of two national monuments, but there is little indication that this — or other controversial positions, ranging from H-1B visa cutbacks to the still-unsettled fate of DACA “Dreamers” — would prompt America’s corporate leaders to sever ties with President ...

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