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I didn’t relish the thought of going on vacation alone — but Bali turned out to be a great place to learn how to revel in the joy of my own company. A friend from New Zealand invited me on a fitness retreat she was running outside the coastal town of Canggu on the island’s
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Pedestrians walk past a Walgreens store in New York. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance missed Wall Street earnings expectations Wednesday, sending shares down by more than 5% in early trading. Here’s what Walgreens reported for its first quarter ended Nov. 30 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on
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Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Governments should consider raising taxes on society’s wealthiest to tackle inequality, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a blog post on Tuesday, Kristalina Georgieva, managing
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The next time you take to the skies, pay close attention. Airlines are constantly evolving to attract new customers and keep loyal travelers coming back. Here are some of the most interesting innovations coming to airports in the new year. Lounges: Jet lag zones and barbecue decks Airlines are upping the wow factor before travelers
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Deep in the valleys forged by the waters of Asia’s Red River, a series of colorful mountain villages are encircled by fields of towering rice terraces. The fields are agricultural feats of precision — rugged mountains blanketed with emerald stairways that, seemingly, ascend to the heavens above. Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam. Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost But this
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For the past 10 years, on every long-haul flight over 12 hours, Singapore-based frequent flyer Brian Rogove has taken melatonin to combat jet lag. “I think it’s safe. It works about 75% of the time, and I don’t have any odd side effects,” he says. Melatonin — a hormone produced by the pineal gland in
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A sign displayed on Bruckner Building reads ‘Commercial Space Available’ in the Port Morris neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York. For a limited time, investors who develop real estate or fund businesses in opportunity zones are able to defer capital gains on profits earned elsewhere and completely eliminate them on new investments in
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The need to adjust the federally mandated base pay is moot thanks to the strength and present dynamics of the U.S. economy, staffing expert Tom Gimbel told CNBC on Monday. “The days of a national minimum wage are really over,” Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, said on “The Exchange.” “That’s why the interesting
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Entrepreneurs hoping to pocket some tax deductions for 2019 shouldn’t forget a new 20% break. The qualified business income or QBI deduction made its debut in 2018, a feature of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new write-off allows owners of “pass-through” entities, including S-corporations and partnerships, to deduct up to 20% of their
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Eiffel Tower fireworks. Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty Images T’is the season to be gloomy, when the world’s prognosticators provide their competing lists of the coming year’s top risks. And there are plenty of candidates, from Iran to North Korea, and from American elections to global warming. Acting on the advice of Winston Churchill,
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Nike on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and sales that beat analysts’ expectations, as more customers flocked to its stores for limited-edition Jordan sneakers and ordered athletic apparel from its website. The company said its Jordan brand had its first ever billion-dollar quarter, thanks to new innovation and a spike in interest in the basketball-focused label,
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