Austrian Auto Parts Firm Finds Home In Georgia

By Christopher Connell ShareAmerica When the Austrian specialty steel company Voestalpine AG looked for the right place in the United States to assemble parts for premium automobile manufacturers, the South seemed perfect. “We followed our customers,” says Peter Schwab, a Voestalpine management
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US Tax Overhaul Clears House, Senate Prepares to Vote

A U.S. tax overhaul passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, setting the stage for a final Senate vote expected to give President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory and trigger far-reaching consequences for the U.S. and global economy. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was approved 227 (more...)

U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Record Level

By ShareAmerica American manufacturing is growing at its fastest pace in more than a decade. And Rochelle White is one of the reasons that trend is expected to continue. White, 28, of Chicago, represents the next generation of American workers getting groomed for advanced manufacturing jobs. She is in the final phase (more...)

Dry Weekend Draws US Shoppers Even as Online Sales Boom

VOA The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online. That's a consequence of Amazon continuing to squeeze prices, exacerbating the “showrooming” practice of people getting (more...)

Philly: New Home for Amazon

  Mayor Kenney spoke at a gathering hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and thanked the diverse coalition that made the Philadelphia region’s bid for Amazon HQ2 possible. In a little over a month, a large, varied group of Philadelphia-area residents and leaders rallied to support this bid, which showcases the (more...)

Flipping Houses — It’s Not Like TV

Flipping a house can seem like a walk in the park when it's wrapped into a few montages during a half-hour TV segment. Find

run-down property. Buy it. Take out a few walls, paint,

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Philadelphia Land Bank Board Approves 2017 Strategic Plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank Board has approved the Land Bank’s 2017 Strategic Plan. The 2017 Strategic Plan will be submitted to City Council this week for its consideration.  The Strategic Plan analyzes market conditions and resident needs and identifies opportunities where publicly owned land can support housing, green space and (more...)

When Can Older Americans Expect to Retire? Maybe Never

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Dora Mekouar
Both of the leading presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton, 68, and Donald Trump, 69, are pushing 70, an age when most Americans traditionally contemplate retirement, rather than seek one of the world’s most stressful and demanding jobs. But Clinton and Trump could be on to something. More than half (more...)

10 Tips for Becoming a Knowledgeable Renter 

By Nathaniel Sillin On the hunt for a new apartment? A move can be an exciting opportunity to explore a new area or meet new people. However, competitive rental markets can make it difficult to find a desirable place on a budget. Keep these ten tips in mind to manage the process (more...)

Startups in a New Ukraine: How IT-sphere Helps to Restart the Economy

The demand for Ukrainian startups on the global market is growing annually. Despite the continuing financial crisis, the IT-sphere shows positive results, especially in the sector that is focused on foreign users. The buyers for such projects are often large companies from the US and Europe. These days startup investments are (more...)

City Officials to Explore Ramped-up Tax Debt Collection Efforts

Mayor Kenney today announced the launch of a feasibility study of business tax delinquency sales. The Mayor was joined in the announcement by City Councilman-at-large Allan Domb, a longtime advocate of debt sales to recoup delinquent tax dollars. “A tax debt sale can be a vital tool in the City’s effort to bring in delinquent tax dollars,” (more...)

Top US Hedge Fund Managers Made Nearly $13B in 2015

VOA Ken Bredemeier A new U.S. survey shows even with stock market volatility on Wall Street last year, top hedge fund managers were paid huge sums to handle the investments of the country's wealthiest people. Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine said its annual look at the earnings of the leading hedge (more...)

ICYMI: Proposed Budget Boosts Efforts to Nab Tax Delinquents

In case you missed it, Mayor Kenney's proposed FY17 Operating Budget and Five Year Plan include additional funding to ramp up the Revenue Department's efforts to collect delinquent taxes. Department budget boost could secure $69 million in back taxes, Philly revenue chief says Newsworks // Katie Colaneri Philadelphia (more...)

Ex-US Senator: Don’t Waste Panama Papers Scandal

VOA Jim Randle Former cell phone spy free trial download U.S. senator Carl Levin sildenafil generic says public anger over the Panama Papers offers an opportunity to "make real progress" (more...)

US Targets Money Laundering in All-cash Home Sales in Miami, Manhattan

Reuters The United States is going after international criminals who use real estate to launder money by ordering title insurance companies to report the identities of people making all-cash purchases of high-end real estate in Miami and Manhattan. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, an arm of the U.S. Treasury, said on Wednesday (more...)

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