Tag Archives: relief

95 Percent of Small Businesses Are Focused on Tax Relief, Survey Says

Tax relief is on top of U.S. small business owners’ wish lists. NWYC Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index That’s according to the Q2 2017 Small Business Sentiment Index from National Write Your Congressman (NYWC). The survey found an overwhelming majority of small businesses (95 percent) saying they would like Congress to act on tax relief and simplification. Small Businesses Want the Government ... Read More »

How ‘Consumer Relief’ After Mortgage Crisis Can Enrich Big Banks

A home in Henderson, Nev., that was foreclosed. Some deals by big banks to provide mortgage relief for borrowers have a built-in profit incentive. CreditMax Whittaker for The New York Times In every multibillion dollar settlement with a big bank that peddled faulty mortgage securities, a major provision has been a requirement that the bank provide “consumer relief.” In the ... Read More »

Asia stocks find relief as China set to return seized U.S. drone

Asian shares steadied near four-week lows on Monday after China agreed to return the U.S. drone it had seized, easing worries for now about possible deterioration in diplomatic relations. But with expectations of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s policies lifting U.S. interest rates and the dollar, shares in many emerging markets are likely to remain vulnerable to possible capital outflows. MSCI’s ... Read More »

Australia sends relief ship to Fiji in wake of Cyclone Winston

Australia is sending a relief ship to Fiji to assist in the recovery effort after Cyclone Winston, the worst ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, tore through the island nation last Saturday, as the sheer scale of the disaster becomes clearer. The death toll from the category five storm remains at 42, according to a statement from Fiji’s National Disaster ... Read More »