The Solar Decathlon run by the United States Department of Energy is an extraordinary collegiate event which happens every two years. This year was no exception. The first place winner of this event went to the University of Colorado Boulder team. They attempted to build affordable housing to accommodate local residents who are being financially
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A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport on March 13, 2019 in Burlingame, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images United Airlines on Monday reported its fifth consecutive quarterly loss, though travel demand has recently improved as vaccinations ramp up and governments loosen travel restrictions. The company posted a
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Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced an interim rule on Monday that will allow tenants to sue debt collectors who violate the national ban on evictions. Attorneys for landlords and other debt collectors who wrongly evict tenants could also face federal and state prosecution, the bureau said. In addition, these
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Rendering of a United Launch Alliance’ Atlas V rocket carrying Amazon satellites. ULA/Amazon Amazon is preparing to send its first Project Kuiper internet satellites into orbit, with Jeff Bezos‘ company announcing on Monday that it signed a contract with United Launch Alliance for nine launches. ULA, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, will
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Many lawyers are asked about tax issues, at least in a general way. For example, clients may ask whether legal fees they pay are tax deductible. Unfortunately, many tax issues are complex, even tax deductions for legal fees. Except for tax lawyers, many lawyers try to steer clear of tax questions. Still, many lawyers want
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President Biden’s $2 trillion-plus American Jobs Plan has lots of funding for traditional physical infrastructure, but also for workforce development, high-speed broadband, child care facilities, and a $400 billion expansion of care for the elderly and disabled.  Although this expansion has been criticized, Biden is more than justified in expanding the definition of “infrastructure” to match our
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Today’s column addresses questions about what month to file to make sure you get the maximum age 70 retirement benefit rate, what happens when a protective filing date expires and whether survivor’s benefits include delayed retirement credits (DRCs) earned by the deceased. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder
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What is infrastructure? The website Investopedia provides a basic but perfectly serviceable definition: “Infrastructure is the general term for the basic physical systems of a business, region, or nation. Examples of infrastructure include transportation systems, communication networks, sewage, water, and electric systems.” A significant portion of the spending in the Biden proposal is, indeed, infrastructure
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