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5 reasons to ditch New York City for the hills of the Hudson Valley


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:18:58 GMT

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New York's Hudson River Valley has long attracted city dwellers looking for a quick country escape. Accommodations are as varied as the people who go, from old school favorites of the elite to castle hotels and glamping in tents.

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Powerball jackpot surges to $394 million. Why taking a lump sum may backfire


Created: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:10:13 GMT

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The winner would face some key decisions that should be made before heading to lottery headquarters to claim their windfall, including whether to take the cash option or go with an annuity.

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Bernie Sanders' wealth tax would raise $1 trillion less than he estimates, Wharton study shows


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:06:02 GMT

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A study from the Wharton School finds that Sanders' wealth tax on will generate $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion less than claimed.

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Where to see cherry blossoms in Japan — without the crowds


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 04:39:30 GMT

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Kanazawa offers history, geisha sightings, teahouses, famous gardens and a sublime cherry blossom season — with a fraction of the tourists.

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This is one of the few places in the world to see gorillas in the wild


Created: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:01:04 GMT

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What's it like to visit Rwanda? CNBC examines the country's size, safety and many tourist draws — from safaris, tea plantations and luxury camps to the country's main attraction — the great mountain gorilla.

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Has 'Davos Man' now morphed into 'Davos Everyone'?


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:24:09 GMT

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We may look back at the beginning of 2020 as an inflection point for the conversations that are happening both in the boardroom and at a national level.

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Step aside, avocado toast — Australia's next taste sensation has arrived


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:15:53 GMT

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When a country goes from five gin distilleries to hundreds in half a decade, it's time to take notice. Here's how Australia's award-winning craft gin industry is altering the country's bar culture — one distillery at a time.

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The world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people combined, Oxfam says


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:42:38 GMT

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The world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, according to a study published Monday by Oxfam.

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Wealthy investors see nothing that will stop this relentless bull market


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:24:06 GMT

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Millionaire investors have ditched their fears of a recession and are increasingly bullish on the economy and stocks at the start of 2020 trading, according to an E-Trade survey.

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Royal coin 'hidden for decades' sells for $1.3 million to mystery collector


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:21:01 GMT

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A rare British coin featuring the profile of abdicated King Edward VIII has sold for a record £1 million ($1.3 million).

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These people might face a surprise health insurance tax this year


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:18:48 GMT

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The IRS won't hit you with a penalty for failure to have health insurance in 2019. But a handful of states now want to know if you had coverage — and they'll assess a surprise tax if you came up short.

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Even the most financially savvy savers are getting this wrong


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:21:38 GMT

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You may be squirreling money away toward savings and paying your credit card off religiously, but if you're not mastering your budget, your plans may be falling short. Here's how to get on track.

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Powerball jackpot still unclaimed, Wednesday's drawing could see a $343 million winner


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:00:29 GMT

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While the odds are stacked against hitting the Powerball jackpot — your chance is about 1 in 302 million — the IRS always gets a hefty piece of large lottery prizes.

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'Jeopardy!' crowns Ken Jennings the greatest player of all time


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:17:59 GMT

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The final match came down to James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings, NBC News reports.

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The IRS delayed refunds for 275,000 taxpayers last year. Here's why


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:58:23 GMT

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The IRS kept $2.7 billion in refunds out of the hands of fraudsters last year through Sept. 30, according to the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of legitimate filers waited more than 40 days to get their money.

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Mexico has named its most 'magical' villages – here's a look inside one


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:05:20 GMT

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The town of Taxco — one of Mexico's "Pueblos Magicos," or magic villages — offers a glimpse into Mexico's Spanish colonial past.

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How Congress made it easier to avoid the IRS


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:05:16 GMT

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The fiscal 2020 budget that Congress passed last month continues the inflation-adjusted decline in IRS funding over the past 20 years, according to an analysis by Robert Weinberger of the Tax Policy Center.

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FC Barcelona on track to be soccer's first billion-dollar club after topping Deloitte Money League


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:44:48 GMT

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Spanish soccer giant FC Barcelona generated a record revenue of $959.3 million between 2018 and 2019, making it the sport's biggest cash-generating club for the first time ever, according to a new report.

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Trudeau: Harry and Meghan's Canada move still needs to be worked out


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:38:18 GMT

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said there are "still lots of discussions to have" over Harry and Meghan's plans to move to Canada.

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Lamborghini's 2019 sales jump 43%, driven by its Urus SUV


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:34:15 GMT

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With the 2017 launch of the Urus – a 641-horsepower SUV that starts at $210,000 and can do zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds – Lamborghini has doubled its sales over two years.

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Jeff Bezos says Amazon is donating $690,000 to Australian bush fire efforts


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:58:32 GMT

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Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been criticized over the company's $690,000 donation to bush fire relief efforts in Australia.

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How to protect your windfall if you snag Powerball's $296 million jackpot


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:42:45 GMT

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If you match all six winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, there are some steps you should take to protect your sudden wealth, experts say.

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$3 billion worth of gift cards go unused each year. Don't let your cards go to waste


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 20:41:54 GMT

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Each year, up to $3 billion on gift cards go unused. Here's why you should use your card sooner rather than later.

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Referendum on the royal family? UK lawmaker calls for public vote after Harry and Meghan's shock decision


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:03:26 GMT

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The U.K. should hold a referendum on the future of its royal family, a lawmaker vying for the leadership of the opposition Labour party said Friday.

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Prince Andrew's private secretary reportedly reaches settlement with Buckingham Palace to end employment


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:14:10 GMT

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Prince Andrew's top aide has reportedly reached a legal settlement with Buckingham Palace to end her 15-year tenure with the Royal Household.

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How a trip to Bali made me love traveling alone


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:02:46 GMT

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Yoga retreats, sleepy beach towns and a friendly local population make Bali a solid choice for solo travelers. Here's what to expect from eight days on Indonesia's most famous island.

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Here's a breakdown of the new income tax changes


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:06:07 GMT

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New tax changes for 2020 give taxpayers the opportunity to save more for retirement and health-care expenses, take a bigger deduction on their individual tax return and fine-tune how much tax is withheld from their pay, which could result in larger refunds next year.

Read more: Here's a breakdown of the new income tax changes


IMF chief calls for tax hikes on the wealthy to reduce inequality


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:06:52 GMT

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Governments should consider raising taxes on society's wealthiest to tackle inequality, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund.

Read more: IMF chief calls for tax hikes on the wealthy to reduce inequality


Powerball jackpot climbs to $277 million. Here's the tax bite for the winner


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 23:46:16 GMT

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Although 24% is withheld from big lottery wins for federal taxes, the top marginal rate of 37% means the winner could expect to owe more to the IRS at tax time.

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From live jazz to jet lag rooms: Here are the coolest new things about flying in 2020


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 03:54:09 GMT

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From jet lag cures and sushi counters to 600-thread count linen and new ways to score miles, airlines are pulling out the stops to win customers on the ground and in the air.

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