Emerging markets have been a big theme at TTAC for the past few years, with our coverage going beyond the cursory articles on automotive developments in the BRIC countries. Our articles on places like North Africa and Indonesia aren’t always the most popular, but we keep an eye on them for a very important reason. These countries are the final frontier for growth in the automotive sector. Read More >
Life changes. And as it does, so do your tax deductions. When you begin the process of filing your 2014 tax return, consider how your life may have changed last year. “Marriage, divorce, having children. There are so many different things. Retiring…” New York-based tax accountant Janice Hayman says, naming a few examples. These changes may affect the number of deductions you can claim. “The tax professional and the taxpayer need to be in communication with one another about that,” Hayman said. Even if you had a child or were married as late as December 31, you can still take that deduction for the entire year. If you want more information on a specific deduction, check out the Internal Revenue Service’s website, IRS.gov. “It’s the best source, the best starting point. If you feel you need more information you can then contact a tax professional who would have access to different tax libraries,” Hayman said. Checking IRS.gov is easier than calling the agency, since there are often long wait times over the phone. Read More >
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TORONTO – An entertaining new benefit has just touched down at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The latest offering in the two year old partnership between American Express Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Entertainment on Cloud 10 provides eBook and music downloads to travellers flying through Toronto Pearson. Travellers can download a wide range of complimentary eBooks and songs from the Entertainment on Cloud 10 website* from various genres through partnerships with HarperCollins Canada and Sony Music Canada.
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BETHESDA, MD. – DiamondRock Hospitality Company announced that it recently acquired the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA, for a purchase price of $58.5 million. The purchase price represents a 12.8 multiple on 2015 forecasted Hotel earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
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Pacific World has just released its first Annual Destination Index Special Report, providing corporate, association and agency planners from all industries with a detailed insight into the most popular destinations for meetings, incentives and events as well as identifying key trends that are influencing these results.
A worker at the Vergina brewery in Komotini, Greece, checks the empty beer bottles before they go to the production line. Read More >
There are three different agencies in the federal government that handle different types of foodborne illnesses and separate aspects of those illnesses. While two outbreaks might be caused by the same pathogen, which agency handles them depends on whether the food contains meat or not. This is sort of inefficient. Read More >