This year’s tax season will be a doozy. The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” enacted in 2017, was the largest overhaul in decades, changing everything from income-tax rates to mortgage-interest deductions. According to The Wall Street Journal, tax filings under the new law got off to a slower start than they did last year, signaling… Read more
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From sandwich makers to sporting-goods sellers, business sectors throughout the economy are slumping, according to Yelp data. Most U.S. businesses are small businesses. How are they doing? Until now, it’s been hard to say. Today’s data resources for measuring economic health generally either focus on giant corporations or move at a glacial pace. Yelp has… Read more
In 2011, the idea of Americans eating plant-based burger “meat” seemed like a longshot. But the creators of the Impossible Burger, a vegan alternative, bet they could win over American palates by engineering a substitute burger that bleeds and sizzles like the real thing. With nearly $400 million secured in funding, expansion to major chains,… Read more