Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump’s Tax Cut One Year Later: What Happened? Supported by Many corporations made good on promises to raise wages and pay bonuses. But others announced layoffs, even as the $1.5 trillion tax cut added billions to their bottom lines. ByJim Tankersley Dec. 27, 2018 There was a point in early 2018 when big American companies couldn’t stop talking about the Trump tax cuts. Flush with the projected savings from a $1.5 trillion law, they promised to raise wages, hand out bonuses to workers and invest in big projects. They scored headlines, along with applause from President Trump. The fawning faded quickly. Analysts noted that the handouts to workers amounted to a relatively small share of the roughly $200 billion in federal income taxes that corporations avoided thanks to the cuts. Wages … [Read more...] about Trump’s Tax Cut One Year Later: What Happened?
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Elaine Markoutsas Universal Uclick Published 10:51 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 Just when you thought streamlining, mid-century modern or minimalist style rules in decor today, here comes the polar opposite: Maximalism is back. In a big way. "A state of excess has taken hold in the interior design world," says Bethanne Matari, a spokesman for lighting and furnishings manufacturer Currey and Company. It's "a layered style peppered with the offbeat, which some may compare to Aladdin's cave. Maximalism is not about clutter or hoarding, but about curated collections and displaying the things that make us happy. Rich color, embellished walls, vintage brass, gilding, flowers, antique rugs and flashes of red are all elements of the style, along with a mix of materials and patterns." At the highly revered trendsetting Salone del Mobile exposition in Milan, there was color -- lots of it -- as well as pattern. Retro prints and lush florals on walls setting off sleek kitchens and baths. They were … [Read more...] about Homestyle: Maximalism — More is more decor
For more than 15 years, Tyler Baze did what he could to lose the three or so pounds that would allow him to ride racehorses: skip meals, run in sweat suits in the southern California heat and "flip," the jockeys' term for vomiting. The last year and a half has been different. Race tracks in California raised weight restrictions slightly so that the 35-year-old says he no longer has to go to such extremes. "It's let me be a lot healthier," he said. "Physically and mentally, way, way better....I think I ride better. I think clearly out there. It's just healthier for everybody." The low weights demanded of jockeys have long been a source of friction in the racing world, with the riders complaining that they are unrealistic and trainers countering that horses could be injured if they carried more weight. In her bestselling book "Seabiscuit," Laura Hillenbrand described jockeys of the early 1920s and 1930s taking the same severe measures: dinners of a leaf or two of lettuce, barely any … [Read more...] about Jockeys Urge Higher Weight Restrictions to Live Healthier
I’m not sure all environmental debate will distill into just two contending paradigms, let alone two embodying individuals. Still, it’s an impressive effort Charles C. Mann has made, setting Minnesota’s sainted Norman Borlaug opposite the less remembered William Vogt as “The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World.” Mann is a writer of impact and there is considerable buzz in green-minded circles about this newest work. Just Tuesday morning my friend Tom brought it up over morning coffee, which recalled an earlier recommendation from another Tom (MinnPost’s news editor) regarding an adaptation from the book that Mann published recently in The Atlantic. It’s a terrific sample and leads my list of great long reads for the upcoming holiday weekend. Vogt, born in 1902, laid out the basic ideas for the modern environmental movement. In particular, he founded what the Hampshire College … [Read more...] about Great reads on ending hunger, losing permafrost and engineering coral
Best Asian Food House of Kobe8101 BroadwayMerrillville219-791-95001951 U.S. Hwy. 41Schererville219-322-1919 houseofkobe.comWhen customers visit House of Kobe, they come not just for the fresh, high quality cuisine, but for a fun and lively dinner experience. “We are a Japanese steakhouse and we are unique in that the chef comes out and cooks in front of you. Our chef will entertain you while they cook your dinner. That’s what separates us from most common restaurants,” says Jerry Chiang, general manager.Customers can enjoy a Teppanyaki-style Japanese meal where food is prepared on an iron griddle. “We like to entertain people, especially families,” says Chiang. “You get to see the fires and tossing shrimp and watching the food being prepped in front of your eyes.”The atmosphere is kid-friendly and the restaurant attracts multiple generations. “We have patrons that grew up with us and who are now bringing their kids to our … [Read more...] about Best of the Region 2018: Food and Dining