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Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

State officials are considering legal challenges, looking at other sources of revenue and considering ways to, in effect, restore deductions that the overhaul scaled back.

How Do You Turn an Ad Into a Meme? Two Words: Dilly Dilly

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

The nonsensical catchphrase from a Bud Light ad campaign has taken hold on social media, especially among sports fans.

As U.S. budget fight looms, Republicans flip their fiscal script

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a conservative Republican faction in the U.S. Congress, who voted this month for a huge expansion of the national debt to pay for tax cuts, called himself a "fiscal conservative" on Sunday and urged budget restraint in 2018.

'Last Jedi' Is 2017's Box Office Winner in a Women-Led Year

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

The year's three most popular movies in North America were driven by female characters: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Wonder Woman.”

Tax Law Offers a Carrot to Gig Workers. But It May Have Costs.

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

A 20 percent tax deduction for setting oneself up as a business could reward severing formal employment relationships but erode benefits and security.

From Trump to #MeToo: A Dizzying Year in TV News

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

Two Times media reporters analyze why 2017, despite powerful foes like Netflix and the fallout of harassment scandals, was the year TV roared back.

Here's proof that not everything was terrible on the Internet in 2017

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

This year was a tough time to be deeply online. But it wasn't all bad.

The Dow nears 25,000, the ‘death tax’ lives and other 2017 surprises

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

It’s been a much more interesting stock market year than this columnist expected.

Japan's Nippon Life eyeing M&A for foreign boutique bond and alternative funds

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL], which recently struck a deal to buy about a quarter of U.S. investment firm TCW Group, is scouting for opportunities to buy boutique managers of bonds and alternative assets, its president said.

Mitsubishi says on track to deliver long-delayed jets by 2020

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is on track to deliver its repeatedly delayed commercial jet by mid-2020, the head of its aircraft unit said, despite a risk of an order cancellation.

Even in Poland, Workers' Wages Flow to North Korea

The New York Times | Sunday December 31, 2017

Defying Washington, a NATO ally hosts North Korean laborers, showing how difficult it is to sever the nuclear pariah state from the global economy.

German lawmaker blasts EU for opposing Niki sale to Lufthansa

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will probably lose a 150 million-euro government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa's purchase of Air Berlin's Austrian unit, Niki, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said on Sunday.

Siemens to gauge interest of state funds in Healthineers IPO: CEO

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens will test the appetite of sovereign wealth funds ahead of the planned listing of its healthcare unit Healthineers next year, its chief executive told a German weekly, possibly to secure anchor investors for the flotation.

UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

Reuters | Sunday December 31, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalizing people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country's security minister said.

Maryland equipment-shredder goes global, partnering with Irish firm

The Washington Post | Sunday December 31, 2017

Hyattsville-based Data Killers, which uses shredder trucks to chop up discarded computer equipment, has embarked on an expansion that includes a partnership with interests as far away as Thailand.

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

The New York Times | Saturday December 30, 2017

Mr. Portman, who was also a developer, built futuristic office complexes and hotels with towering atriums, transforming cityscapes across the world.

The most influential movie company you’ve never heard of

The Washington Post | Saturday December 30, 2017

Disney-based production outfit Mandeville Films is behind 2017 smashes like ‘Wonder’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ But can it keep the mojo going in a ‘Star Wars’ world?

Wall Street wrapped up its best year since 2013. Will that carry into 2018?

The Washington Post | Saturday December 30, 2017

Investors banked on healthy corporate profits, an improving global economy and Republican efforts, led by President Trump, to cut business taxes and curb regulations.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

The New York Times | Saturday December 30, 2017

The star of a man once renowned as the prototype of a genius inventor has faded. But his reputation is having a revival, and his creations still resonate.

Uniper CEO criticizes suitor Fortum for lack of clarity

Reuters | Saturday December 30, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chief executive of German energy producer Uniper has criticized Finnish suitor Fortum for a lack of clarity about its intentions in a planned 8 billion euro ($9.6 billion) takeover of the company.