President Donald Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Mr Trump won the presidency proclaiming himself a self-made billionaire, and he has long insisted that his father, legendary New York City builder Fred C. Trump, provided almost no financial help. But The Times’ investigation, based on a vast trove of confidential tax returns and financial records, reveals that he received the equivalent today of at least $413m from his father’s real estate empire, starting when he was a toddler and continuing to this day. Much of this money came to Trump because he helped his parents dodge taxes. He and his siblings set up a sham corporation to disguise ms of dollars in gifts from their parents, records and interviews show. Records indicate that Trump helped his father take improper tax deductions worth … [Read more...] about Trump dodged hundreds of millions in inheritance taxes, documents show
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Typically, that shed out the back or the basement space would be turned into a 'man cave' - TV to watch sport, fridge to hold beers, hunting memorabilia on the walls - you get the picture. Interior designer shares top tips on Christmas decorating a small space Five tips for achieving your dream man cave But now more women are creating their own spaces down the garden path where they can focus on themselves or their hobbies, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy household. She Sheds are spaces where women who need some alone time can read, pain, garden, drink wine, or do whatever they like. Nelson-based home and garden supplies company Homelandz recognised this demand and began importing them. They say demand continues to rise, with the sheds coming in kitset form and most areas not requiring building consent. The company's kitset sheds have been transformed into home offices, pool houses, horse tack rooms, sewing rooms, libraries, studios, spare rooms for … [Read more...] about Move over man cave, meet the She Shed
England 24 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42948046 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel British homes have certain quirks which can puzzle people from overseas. Why are there separate taps for hot and cold water? Why are there … [Read more...] about Why does the UK have hot and cold taps?
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé has heard all the reports, all the speculation. For months now, the market has been buzzing with the possibility that his bank, BNP Paribas SA, might take a run at acquiring a beleaguered competitor,Commerzbank AG. And why not? The Frankfurt-based bank has been struggling to find its footing even as France’s biggest lender, brimming with profits, has been pushing hard into Germany’s industrial heartland on the hunt for corporate clients.So is it true?Bonnafé, a 25-year BNP veteran of stolid technocratic bearing, frowns at the question. It’s a rainy spring morning in Paris, and the chief executive officer is sitting in a salon in the bank’s palatial headquarters at a table bearing baskets of freshly baked croissants and silver pots of coffee. He shakes his head.“No, no, no. At this moment, you cannot take on large transactions,” Bonnafé says in French-accented English. The reason, he explains, is that BNP … [Read more...] about This French Banking Giant Looks like “the JPMorgan of Europe”