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Qatar Airways expands airline investments with Italy’s Meridiana

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar Airways said on Thursday it had acquired a 49 percent stake in AQA Holding, the new parent company of Italy’s Meridiana, adding to its growing portfolio of investments in foreign airlines. Previous sole owner Alisarda retains 51 percent, the major Middle East airline said in a statement. Loss-making, Sardinia-based Meridiana is Italy’s second largest carrier behind ...

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IR35 news: HMRC denies IR35 is causing contractors to flee public sector

IR35 at a glance IR35 is a piece of legislation designed to tackle tax avoidance from ‘disguised employment’ – where self-employed contractors set up limited companies to pay themselves through dividends, which are not subject to National Insurance. It was first introduced in 1999 by then-chancellor Gordon Brown, however as part of the November 2016 Autumn Statement, current chancellor Phillip ...

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Bank Mutual Corporation (BKMU) EPS Estimated At $0.10

September 28, 2017 – By Adrian Erickson Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.31 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 10 investors sold Bank Mutual Corporation shares while 28 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 25.73 million shares or 1.16% ...

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Judge won’t restore pensions for retired Hanford workers

Updated 10:39 am, Thursday, September 28, 2017 RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A federal court ruling says the Department of Energy had no obligation to continue full pension benefits for Hanford nuclear reservation workers who were required to switch from one employer to another in a 1996 contracting change. The Tri-City Herald reported Wednesday (https://goo.gl/FEamLR ) that the U.S. Court of Federal ...

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Using the N rate calculator

A group of people who work on nitrogen fertilizer met in 2004 to talk about an alternative to the yield-goal-based N recommendation system that had been in widespread use for some three decades. The main concern with the yield-goal-based system was that, as corn yields increased over time, N rate trials were showing that the amount of fertilizer N needed ...

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More than 39 million pay into occupational pension scheme

Written by: Paloma Kubiak 28/09/2017 As auto-enrolment celebrates its fifth anniversary, official statistics reveal there are more than 39 million occupational pension scheme members – the highest level recorded. Membership of occupational pension schemes in the UK stood at 39.2 million in 2016, a 17% increase compared to 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Between 2015 and ...

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European ADRs Edge Lower as Banking Stocks See Mixed Fortunes

American depository receipts of European stocks were 0.2% lower at 138.34 on the Bank of New York Mellon Europe ADR Index on Thursday morning. Decliners in continental Europe were led by Trivago ( TRVG ), an online hotel search platform, down by 2.4%, voxelJet ( VJET ), a German three-dimensional printer manufacturer, also 2.4% lower and Telecom Italia Savings (TI.S), ...

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Tax, Lies and Videotape – The New York Times

You can read The Times Editorial Board’s analysis — that the plan relies on the discredited notion that tax cuts for the rich help everyone — here. Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center, probably the single best source for tax analysis, writes that the plan “may cut taxes modestly for some middle-income households, but it appears to be a ...

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