Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In U.S. | Refugee Cutbacks Could Isolate Rohingya Children in the U.S. Thousands of Rohingya have quietly settled in America, but for children who fled violence in Myanmar, having their parents join them is becoming a distant hope. Hefzur Rahman was resettled in Elk Rapids, Mich., after fleeing genocide in Myanmar. Credit Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times Supported by ByMiriam Jordan Sept. 22, 2019 Updated 5:57 a.m. ET ELK RAPIDS, Mich. — Not long after Hefzur Rahman enrolled at his new school in Michigan three years ago, his fifth-grade class studied the subhuman conditions that enslaved Africans endured in overcrowded ships bound for North He knew what it was like to be on a boat in fear for his life, he told his classmate At the age of 11 Today, Hefzur is safe, living with a foster family in But he stays up at night worrying about his … [Read more...] about Refugee Cutbacks Could Isolate Rohingya Children in the U.S.
Style | Disney’s Bob Iger: VersaClimbed Straight to the Top Sections Skip to content Skip to site index with … Hollywood’s nicest C.E.O. satellite-dishes on Katzenberg, Murdoch and why he, too, is disturbed by Twitter. Credit Credit Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times Supported by ByMaureen Dowd Sept. 22, 2019 Updated 5:58 a.m. ET ANAHEIM, Calif.— Bob Iger looks down at his phone and frowns. “Why is the stock market dropping?” he murmurs to himself, sitting in the back of a BMW ferrying him around Disneyland during last month’s convention of superfans, where he is showing off the new Disney+ streaming service. I know I have to give him the bad news. “You are hereby ordered,” I tell him, “to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies home and making your products in the U.S.A.” He looks puzzled. I am here, … [Read more...] about Disney’s Bob Iger: VersaClimbed Straight to the Top
Dear Liz: Our dad’s kidneys are failing. Our mother passed away awhile ago, so it’s just me and my sister. He has a will, and my sister is on his bank account, but how do we handle the house transfer? Do we need a living will? We don’t want it to go into probate. We are splitting everything equally.Answer: Losing a parent is stressful, so it’s good that you have your father’s estate-planning document to guide you. If it was properly drawn, it will name an executor who will handle the details of settling his bills, paying his creditors and transferring his remaining assets to his heirs.If the executor happens to be you or your sister, you’ll be able to hire an attorney to help you and pay for it out of the estate’s assets. Having an attorney can help make the process much smoother and help avoid potentially costly mistakes.You asked about a living will, but that’s a document designed to communicate someone’s wishes regarding … [Read more...] about Here’s a primer on all those estate planning documents
The Chief Roughneck Award was created by United States Steel Corp.’s tubular products division in 1955 to honor the lifetime achievements of petroleum industry leaders. Oklahomans honored with the award include 1968 winner L.B. Meaders, who was CEO of Halliburton, 1994 winner Pete Silas, who was chairman of Phillips Petroleum, 1999 award winner Lew O. Ward, who was chairman and CEO of Ward Petroleum, 2000 award winner Larry Nichols, who was president, chairman and CEO of Devon Energy Corp., 2010 award winner Aubrey McClendon, who was chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Energy, and 2016 award winner Harold Hamm, who was chairman and CEO of Continental Resources Corp. Dean A. McGee, who was chairman and CEO of Kerr-McGee, also was honored with the title in 1983, and a hard hat presented to him labeled with "1983 Chief Roughneck" was donated to the historical society. McGee, an oil and gas pioneer, was honored for his work in helping to build a small drilling company with two rigs into … [Read more...] about Hard hat’s anniversary unveils interesting covers and memories
We are approaching the two-year mark since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 took effect. Buried within this act is the wildly popular Opportunity Zone program. We have all heard the buzz about Opportunity Zones, but some confusion lingers about exactly who can qualify for the tax incentives available under the program. Anyone can invest in an opportunity zone, but only those who invest capital gains into an opportunity zone will qualify for the tax advantages under the program. Capital gains are essentially the result of appreciation in value of an asset over time. The dollars of investment in an asset are referred to as basis. If an asset is sold at a higher value than its basis, the excess is the capital gain. Upon the sale of an asset, the capital gain is realized and taxed. There are three primary tax benefits available to opportunity zone investors, each of which requires the opportunity zone investment to be funded with capital gains. The first two benefits pertain to capital … [Read more...] about Opportunity zones offer opportunity for some