Americans who lost land during the 1959 Cuban Revolution will begin to file lawsuits against corporations profiting from their stolen property for the first time this week, a result of President Donald Trump choosing to allow U.S. citizens to exercise that right for the first time in history. Americans have had the right to sue corporations that do business on property “nationalized” by Fidel Castro following his ascent to dictator of the island under Title III of the Libertad Act of 1996, commonly known as Helms-Burton after the nickname of the bill that preceded it. Every president in its existence before Trump, however, has blocked the implementation of the law, depriving Americans of legal recourse. The Trump administration announced this month it would no longer follow the trend and cease to stand in the way of justice for the Americans who lost their property.Corporations operating in the United States and profiting from business with the repressive Castro regime have … [Read more...] about Americans Prepare First Lawsuits Against Corporations Using Stolen U.S. Property in Cuba
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In 2018, U.S. property taxes rose an average of 4 percent to $3,498 per home.New Jersey homeowners pay the highest average property tax among all 50 states.Property taxes are a hot-button issue due to the new $10,000 cap on deducting state and local taxes.Property taxes rose 4 percent on average across the U.S. last year, a rate that's outpacing inflation and that could mean more pain for homeowners given a new cap on deducting state and local taxes. In 2018, property taxes on the nation's 87 million U.S. single family homes rose 4 percent to $293.4 billion, reaching an average of $3,498 per home, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, which runs a property database. Property taxes have been a hot-button issue of late because of a $10,000 cap on deducting state and local taxes that was imposed as part of the Republican-led tax overhaul. Some homeowners in high-tax states have said the so-called SALT deduction cap means they owe the IRS this year, instead … [Read more...] about Which homeowners around the U.S. pay the highest property taxes?
President Donald Trump told Breitbart News on Saturday that while China would love to strike a new bi-lateral trade agreement, they’ve made too much money for too long and as they’re not doing well now, they’re not yet ready to do a deal with America. “How will you know when China is ready to negotiate again?” Breitbart News asked as president Trump spoke with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for a Kentucky rally.“China wants to make a deal. China would love to make a deal,” said Trump. “I don’t think they’re ready yet.” Pressed on why they aren’t ready and how he will know when they are, Trump said, “I just don’t think they’re ready yet.” “They’ve made too much money for too long,” he went on. “What they’ve done to our country is take out anywhere from $300 billion to $500 billion a year. Rebuilt China.” “I have great … [Read more...] about Trump Says China Economy Not Well, Taken Too Much Money from U.S. and Not Ready to Negotiate
By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | PUBLISHED: October 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm | UPDATED: October 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is in final negotiations to buy an existing multimillion-dollar studio complex on the edge of the state’s largest city, government and corporate leaders announced Monday. It’s the company’s first purchase of such a property, and upcoming production work in Albuquerque and at other spots around New Mexico is forecast to result in $1 billion in spending over the next decade. More than $14 million in state and local economic development funding is being tapped to bring Netflix to New Mexico. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, a Democrat, touted the investment and said lengthy efforts to put New Mexico on the movie-making map are paying off. “After years of hard work to cut taxes and make New Mexico … [Read more...] about Netflix assembles new U.S. production hub in New Mexico
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKaren Zraick Oct. 3, 2018 At 2:18 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, cellphones across the United States emitted the ominous ring of an emergency presidential alert. It was the first nationwide test of a wireless emergency alert system, designed to warn people of a dire threat, like a terror attack, pandemic or natural disaster. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System,” it read. “No action is needed.” Two minutes later, televisions and radios broadcast test alerts. There was no notification plan for landlines. The president — or someone he designates — would make the decision to send a real alert in case of a nationwide catastrophe, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency would push the button. There is no opting out, which drew … [Read more...] about ‘Presidential Alert’ Goes to Millions of Cellphones Across the U.S.