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Crude oil prices rise after Colonial Pipeline cyberattack
Colonial Pipeline Co. operates the 5,500 mile system taking fuel from the Gulf Coast to New York. Read More.
Dogecoin plunges during Elon Musk's 'SNL' gig
Cryptocurrency dropped in value following a mention in Musk's 'SNL' monologue Read More.
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Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax
Despite lockdown surge the firm’s Luxembourg unit made a €1.2bn loss and therefore paid zero corporation tax Read More.
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Plan to replace all taxes with consumption tax falls short in Nebraska Legislature
LINCOLN — State lawmakers balked Wednesday at a proposal to scrap Nebraska’s existing taxes and replace them with a first-in-the-nation consumption tax. Read More.
The Grassroots Corner May 10, 2021
🇺🇸 The Grassroots Corner - Week Beginning 5/10/21: “Meet Candidate Marissa Selvig” Read More.
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China’s trade with the U.S. and Australia grew in April despite tensions
BEIJING — China’s exports surged more than expected in April as global demand for Chinese goods remained elevated amid countries’ varying stages of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Read More.
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calls estimated $7 trillion tax gap 'shocking and distressing'
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is calling on the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes and to close the tax gap by improving tax compliance and audits. Read More.
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The Chairman’s Report May 7, 2021
While many in the media were praising President Biden’s speech to Congress about his plans to spend as much as $6 trillion dollars in the next few years, Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eaton, the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005, wrote an article entitled, The Fine Art of Making Things Add Up.  Read More.
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Australian regulator accuses Westpac of insider trading in $12 bln grid sale
Australia's corporate watchdog accused Westpac Banking Corp (WBC.AX) of insider trading while financing a A$16 billion ($12 billion) energy grid privatisation in 2016, the latest in a series of regulatory problems for the country's No. 2 lender. Read More.
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Wall Street embraces bitcoin and ethereum with the launch of new crypto indexes
Investors can add bitcoin and ethereum to their portfolios through new cryptocurrency indexes available on Wall Street trading floors. Read More.
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Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Upholds the Blacklisting of Donald Trump
Facebook’s “Supreme Court” has upheld Mark Zuckerberg’s blacklisting of former President Donald Trump’s accounts temporarily, giving Facebook another six months to announce whether it will be lifting the suspension or deleting Trump’s pages. Read More.
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'SNL' host Elon Musk arrives in New York ahead of controversial gig
Cast members reportedly will not be required to appear in the controversial episode Read More.
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Former Netflix VP convicted of fraud, money laundering
Michael Kail was indicted in 2018 on 19 counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, and seven counts of money laundering Read More.

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