Review: Chevrolet Orlando

Review: Chevrolet Orlando

It’s not often that automakers go to the trouble of bringing a car to Canada, but refrain from selling it in the United States. With one tenth the population and different homologation laws than the United States, the costs rarely make it worthwhile for automakers to import unique products to the Canadian market.

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Uber Must End Pilot Ride-Sharing Program In Japan

Uber Must End Pilot Ride Sharing Program In Japan

(Ken Shelton)

Ride-hailing app Uber does a small amount of business in Japan. Until now, their drivers have been existing drivers of taxis and private cars for hire. The company has been experimenting with a ride-sharing service in the city of Fukuoka. They thought it would get around regulations by not having passengers pay for their rides. That did not work.

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$15 Million Jackpot for Engaged Massachusetts Couple -

Michael Milford and his fiancee got the jackpot of a boost just before tying the knot: a $15 million lottery prize. Milford, 28, a sales manager from Melrose, Massachusetts, outside Boston, and fiancee Allison Gilgun claimed the prize on Tuesday together, choosing the one-time cash payment of nearly $9.8 million, less taxes. It is the largest instant “scratch and win” prize awarded in their state, following the “World Class Millions” prize awarded for the same game in July. Milford purchased only one lucky ticket for $30 on Sunday at Boyles Family Market in Medford. Durna Rejak, who works at the store, told ABC News Milford is a regular and a “really nice guy.” “Someone from the lottery came to the store with a banner,” Rejak said. “I didn’t know anything about it so I called the owner and he didn’t know yet.” The store gets $50,000 for selling the ticket. It’s the highest retailer lottery bonus paid in Massachusetts. Milford and his fiancee, a school teacher, will get married in December in the Dominican Republic, and will use part of the money for their nuptials. They have planned their wedding for several months, according to the state lottery. Milford said he would be using some of his winnings to pay off existing bills, help family members and invest for the future. Two $15 million prizes remain in the state’s “World Class Millions” game.

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Tax Tip: Understanding the Tax Code -

If you have trouble understanding the tax code, you’re not the only one. “The code is essentially legal language,” says Internal Revenue Service spokesman Eric Smith. “It’s really an instruction guide for reducing taxes,” says Tom Wheelwright, CEO and founder of CPA firm ProVision. It is an enormous one, at that. “The tax code, just the code itself, is 5,800 pages,” Wheelwright says. So what does it all say? “There’s one line that says all income is taxable unless we say it isn’t,” Wheelwright says. “And there’s about 29 to 30 pages of charts and tables on how much tax to pay. But the remaining 5,770 pages is literally a road map for reducing your taxes.” The IRS and tax preparers agree that understanding the tax code is not easy. The best way to understand it is to either hire a professional or use a computer program.

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