Business Costs & Regulation

IRS Gives Truckers a Tax Break in Response to the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown
Tax Breaks

IRS Gives Truckers a Tax Break in Response to the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

The tax penalty for using dyed diesel fuel for highway use is temporarily suspended.
May 13, 2021
Reliving a Harlem Renaissance
Business Costs & Regulation

Reliving a Harlem Renaissance

After a tough winter, two sisters look forward to reviving their restaurant’s business.
April 29, 2021
A New Chapter for This Bookstore
Coronavirus and Your Money

A New Chapter for This Bookstore

Katrina and COVID haven’t deterred the owner of a used bookstore from catering to his clientele.
March 24, 2021
Add a VPN to Surf the Internet Safely
Technology

Add a VPN to Surf the Internet Safely

To help you fight identity theft, consider adding a VPN.
March 20, 2021
Biden Puts New Cops on the Money Beat
Business Costs & Regulation

Biden Puts New Cops on the Money Beat

President Biden has nominated well-known watchdogs to head agencies that regulate the financial sector.
February 17, 2021

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SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges
Business Costs & Regulation

SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges

The complaints are a reminder to investors who pay low or no commissions to investigate more-opaque costs.
January 21, 2021
Rapper Moves From Music to Merchandise
Making Your Money Last

Rapper Moves From Music to Merchandise

This rapper has pivoted from putting on live shows to selling T-shirts and tote bags.
December 24, 2020
Growing the Family Business
Business Costs & Regulation

Growing the Family Business

This Alabama farmer navigates the uncertainties of tariffs, COVID and unpredictable weather.
November 24, 2020
What the New President Means for Your Money
Politics

What the New President Means for Your Money

President-Elect Biden wants more consumer protections and perks for the middle class and seniors.
November 17, 2020
How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent
Business Executives

How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent

Comments from Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf (pictured) reflect a culture that tramples on clients’ trust and limits opportunities for people of color…
October 21, 2020
A Tasty Break From the Pandemic
Business Costs & Regulation

A Tasty Break From the Pandemic

This Ohio bakery has found creative ways to stay in business—and even thrive.
October 1, 2020
Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property
Business Costs & Regulation

Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property

Build a cushion to protect your income from an unforeseen crisis.
September 15, 2020
Digesting Corporate Profits
stocks

Digesting Corporate Profits

You need to go beyond the headlines to interpret a company’s earnings.
August 22, 2020
Thinking of Relocating Your Business to California? Don't!
business

Thinking of Relocating Your Business to California? Don't!

Let me tell you: California is La La Lawsuit Land. It can be a very expensive place to conduct business, so my advice is to steer clear.
November 7, 2019
The New Uber Law’s Ripple Effect
Business Costs & Regulation

The New Uber Law’s Ripple Effect

Independent contractors across the U.S. could become eligible for employee benefits.
November 1, 2019
Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports
Business Costs & Regulation

Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports

Today's forecast for management decisionmaking.
August 30, 2019
4 Myths about the ADA that Could Cost You a Lot of Money
investing

4 Myths about the ADA that Could Cost You a Lot of Money

You probably didn't open your business or become a landlord because you love rules and regulations, so you might not grasp the intricacies of the Amer…
February 27, 2019
Putting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency
Business Costs & Regulation

Putting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

The White House plan to freeze fuel economy standards faces a rough ride.
November 1, 2018
The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure: 6 Examples in Need of Upgrades Right Away
Business Costs & Regulation

The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure: 6 Examples in Need of Upgrades Right Away

In his State of the Union address, President Obama once again stressed the need to spend more federal funds on crumbling infrastructure in coming year…
August 14, 2018
Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?
Business Costs & Regulation

Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?

Knight Kiplinger offers his advice on how companies can improve their handling of harassment problems.
April 4, 2018
5 Questions About Net Neutrality
Business Costs & Regulation

5 Questions About Net Neutrality

New rules could change the way you use the internet, and you may pay more.
January 9, 2018
Are Incentives to Lure New Businesses Fair to Current Employers?
business

Are Incentives to Lure New Businesses Fair to Current Employers?

Job growth and spending at an existing firm should be worth just as much in incentives as new jobs and capital investment brought in from outside.
November 28, 2017
How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses
Business Costs & Regulation

How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.
November 6, 2017
Hold Soda Makers to Account for Health Woes?
spending

Hold Soda Makers to Account for Health Woes?

A strong case can be made that it’s unethical for companies to target the very customers who shouldn’t be heavy consumers of a given product.
August 24, 2017
How a Border Tax Would Affect You
Business Costs & Regulation

How a Border Tax Would Affect You

A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.
April 12, 2017