BorgWarner Adjusts FY18 Adj. EPS Guidance; Issues 2023 Outlook – Quick Facts

BorgWarner Inc. (BWA) announced it has moderated 2018 organic growth guidance, due to weaker industry volumes primarily in China, with additional short-term issues in Europe. Full year net sales are now expected to be in the range of $ 10.49 billion to $ 10.58 billion. This implies organic sales growth of approximately 4.5% to 5.5%. Full year adjusted net earnings are now expected to be within a range of $ 4.35 to $ 4.40 per diluted share.
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Kingfisher H1 Pretax Profit Declines; LFL Sales Down 1.1% – Quick Facts

Kingfisher plc (KGF.L) reported statutory pre-tax profit, which includes the impact of transformation P&L costs and exceptional items, decreased by 30.1% year-over-year to 281 million pounds for the 6 months ended 31 July 2018. Earnings per share was 9.7 pence compared to 13.3 pence. Underlying pre-tax profit, which excludes the impact of transformation P&L costs and exceptional items, declined by 14.8%, to 375 million pounds. Underlying earnings per share was 12.7 pence compared to 14.5 pence. Adjusted pre-tax profit, which excludes the impact of exceptional items, decreased by 18.0% to 323 million pounds, reflecting 52 million pounds of transformation P&L costs. Adjusted earnings per share was 11.0 pence compared to 13.0 pence.
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John Wiley & Sons Q1 Profit Surges, But Results Miss View – Quick Facts

John Wiley & Sons Inc. (JW-B, JW-A), a research communications and education company, reported that its net income for the first quarter ended July 31, 2018 surged to $ 26.30 million or $ 0.45 per share from $ 9.24 million or $ 0.16 per share in the prior-year quarter. The prior-year quarter’s results included restructuring charges.
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N.K. Jemisin Just Made History at The Hugo Awards—Here are 7 Facts About Her

If you don’t know who N.K. Jemisin is, now is the time to get familiar with her. She is the force that’s currently taking the science fiction world by storm, winning the genre’s most prestigious prize—the 2018 Hugo Award for best novel—for the third time in a row, this past Sunday. It’s only a matter of (a hopefully short) time before her Broken Earth trilogy of books hits the screen, propelling her to a household name as recognizable as J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien. She won the 2018 Best Novel Hugo Award for the third novel in her Broken Earth series, The Stone Sky.

When the term “science fiction author” is mentioned, images of white male writers most likely spring to mind, as they have traditionally dominated the genre. But the genre today is much more diverse with black authors gaining rapid ground and women authors claiming their place too. Just this year alone, several other women authors received Hugo awards for best short story, best novella, and best series. And another black science fiction author, Nnedi Okorafor, picked up a non-Hugo Award for the best young adult book for her novel, Akata Warrior and was nominated for the 2018 Hugo in the novella category. In 2016, Okorafor was the first Nigerian to win the Hugo Award for her novella, Binti.

Jemisin’s three-streak win is being hailed as a defiant triumph in the face of an alt-right extremist subculture within the science fiction fantasy world, which has a history of being proudly racist and reluctant to diversify the space. It can even be seen as a beacon of hope amid the nation’s current racial climate.

As Jemisin continues her reign, here are some fun facts that will get you up to speed on the powerhouse who says she’s not interested in living up to the racist and sexist status quo of the science fiction realm.

  • Nora K. Jemisin made history as the first writer ever to win the prestigious Hugo Award three times in a row with her Broken Earth trilogy of books.
  • She is the first black author to ever win the Hugo Award in the best novel category for The Fifth Season, a post-apocalyptic tale and commentary on society and race relations.
  • The Fifth Season is currently being developed as a TV drama series for the TNT network, with Leigh Dana Jackson penning the adaptation, according to Deadline.
  • Her Broken Earth trilogy series of books, as well as her other novels, draws on the human history of structural oppression, and her feelings about this moment in American history.
  • Her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, was published in 2010 to critical acclaim, garnering her nominations for a Hugo, a Nebula, and a World Fantasy Award that year.
  • She was born in Iowa but currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
  • In her 2018 acceptance speech, which is being called one of the best acceptance speeches in the history of the 65-year-old Hugo Awards, she stressed that she wrote the Broken Earth trilogy “to speak to that struggle, and what it takes to live, let alone thrive, in a world that seems determined to break you—a world of people who constantly question your competence, your relevance, your very existence.”

See Jemisin’s full acceptance speech, below.

 

 

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Electronic Arts Lowers FY19 Net Bookings Outlook – Quick Facts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) said Thursday it is revising its net bookings outlook for fiscal 2019, driven by an update to the Battlefield V launch date, the continuing impact of foreign exchange rates, and a revised mobile forecast. The company has now announced November 20 as the launch date for Battlefield V, pushing back the release date by four weeks.
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American Eagle Sees Q3 Earnings Below Estimates; Shares Fall – Quick Facts

While reporting its second-quarter financial results today, apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) forecast third-quarter earnings below analysts’ estimates. The company’s shares are down almost 7 percent in pre-market activity.
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Honeywell Raises 2018 Earnings Guidance – Quick Facts

Honeywell (HON) announced that Garrett Motion Inc., the spin-off of Honeywell’s Transportation Systems business, and Resideo Technologies, Inc., the spin-off of Honeywell’s Homes and ADI Global Distribution business, have publicly filed Form 10 registration statements with the U.S. SEC. The Garrett spin is scheduled to be complete at the end of the third quarter, and the Resideo spin is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.
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Xinyuan Provides Q3, FY18 Outlook, Declares Q2 Dividend – Quick Facts

Real estate developer Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (XIN) said Wednesday it expects contract sales to be about $ 540 million for the third quarter of 2018. It also projects fiscal 2018 increase in contract sales of about 10 percent and an increase in consolidated net income of 15 to 20 percent over 2017.
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‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae reportedly dead at 92

Charlotte Rae, the actress best known for roles on “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Facts of Life,” reportedly died Sunday.

She was 92.

The stage and TV actress was home in Los Angeles when she died, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Rae’s most iconic role was as housekeeper Edna Garrett, the wise and…

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‘Facts of Life’ Star Charlotte Rae Dead At 92

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92.

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Rae died at her Los Angeles home Sunday, said her publicist, Harlan Boll. A cause of death was not immediately available, but Rae reportedly was diagnosed last year with bone cancer after beating pancreatic cancer.

She originated the character of Mrs. Garrett in 1978 during the first season of NBC’s comedy “Diff’rent Strokes,” then took Mrs. Garrett with her for the spinoff “Facts,” which premiered the following season. Initially set at a girls’ boarding school, that NBC series ran for nine seasons. Rae left after its seventh year, however, explaining later, “I needed some time for the rest of my life.”

She earned an Emmy nomination for the part, and was a two-time Tony nominee for her work on Broadway.

Edna Garrett provided kind if sometimes wry counsel to her charges (played by young co-stars including Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon and Molly Ringwald) on a series that was praised for dealing with such sensitive issues of teenhood as sex, drug use, eating disorders and peer pressure.

“I wanted to bring in as much humanity as possible, as well as the humor,” Rae told The Associated Press early in the show’s run. “I don’t want her to be Polly Perfect, because she must have human failings and make mistakes.”

Rae landed the role after years of theater and television performances.

Her last feature film credit was “Ricki and the Flash” with Meryl Streep in 2015. That same year she released her autobiography “The Facts of My Life,” co-written by her son Larry Strauss.

Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, on April 22, 1926, she had studied drama at Northwestern University, then moved to New York where, despite early plans to be a “serious” actress, she quickly found work doing satirical sketches in Greenwich Village clubs.

It was there that Broadway producers, who frequented such bistros, discovered her, leading to her first Broadway musical, called “Three Wishes for Jamie,” in 1952. A few years later, she originated the role of Mammy Yokum in the Broadway musical “Li’l Abner.”

Rae made numerous TV appearances in 1950s drama anthologies including “The U.S. Steel Hour,” ”Playhouse 90″ and “Armstrong Circle Theater,” sharing the black-and-white screen with such actors as Zero Mostel, Art Carney and Gertrude Berg.

In 1961 she became a semi-regular on the New York-based cop sitcom “Car 54, Where Are You?” as the wife of the NYPD officer played by future “Munsters” grandpa Al Lewis.

She received Tony nominations in 1966 for “Pickwick” and in 1969 for “Morning, Noon and Night.”

In the early 1970s, Rae moved to Los Angeles with her then-husband, composer and music editor John Strauss, and their sons Andy and Larry. There she was cast in the short-lived Norman Lear sitcom “Hot L Baltimore” and a similarly unsuccessful variety show hosted by Rich Little before scoring “Diff’rent Strokes,” on which Mrs. Garrett was the family’s housekeeper.

After “Facts,” Rae stayed busy with film and stage appearances.

In 2005, at age 79, she appeared in a new comedy, “Leading Ladies,” at Ford’s Theater in Washington.

Subsequent credits include the 2008 comedy “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” and the 2012 thriller “Love Sick Love.”

In 2013, Rae went public with an account of why her marriage to Strauss had ended in the mid-1970s after a quarter-century. She said he confessed to her that he was gay and had being having an affair with another man. Strauss died in 2011.

She is survived by her son Larry Strauss, sister Miriam Guten and three grandchildren. Her other son Andy Strauss died in 1999. Rae was divorced from John Strauss after 25 years of marriage.

Services were pending, Boll said.

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Associated Press Writer Beth Harris and former AP Television Writer Frazier Moore contributed to

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Arrow Electronics Guides Q3 Adj. EPS, Sales In Line With View – Quick Facts

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW) on Thursday projected adjusted earnings for the third quarter in a range of $ 2.09 to $ 2.21 per share on total sales between $ 7.15 billion and $ 7.55 billion, with global components sales between $ 5.25 billion and $ 5.45 billion, and global enterprise computing solutions sales between $ 1.9 billion and $ 2.1 billion.
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Amgen Revises Guidance – Quick Facts

Amgen (AMGN) announced, for the full year 2018, the company now expects: on a non-GAAP basis, EPS in the range of $ 13.30 to $ 14.00. Previously, the company expected non-GAAP EPS in the range of $ 12.80 to $ 13.70. The company expects total revenues in the range of $ 22.5 billion to $ 23.2 billion. Previously, the company expected total revenues in the range of $ 21.9 billion to $ 22.8 billion.
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Rugged facts about Badlands National Park

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Badlands National Park is situated in South Dakota, USA and covers over 200,000 acres of land. Many people have headed to the area to see the striped rock formations since it was established as a national park in 1978. There were over one million visitors to the site in 2017.

It’s a long-forgotten sea

Well, it isn’t a sea anymore, but it used to be. Over 75 million years ago the rock formations began taking shape under the surface of a shallow ocean. The water gradually receded but it left its mark on the landscape. Leaving behind formations of silt, sand, and clay, each stripe in the rocks represents different types of sediment. There were several fossils discovered at the site thanks to the fact the sea used to inhabit marine creatures. Besides the sea sculpting the landscape, the nearby rivers carved the land which resulted in the numerous peaks and cliffs many people now flock to with the intentions of getting a good look at them.

You’ll see more than rocks

Sure it is famous for its distinctive rock formations, but that isn’t all there is to see there. The park is home to one of the USA’s largest prairies and grasslands. You can expect to wander through grassy areas with the plantlife tickling both your ankles and your waist. There is an abundance of plant life in its ecosystem, over 400 species have been discovered so far.

Ferrets are flourishing there

Black-footed ferrets used to roam all across the Great Plains but were almost driven to extinction in the 20th Century. Thankfully a small number of the animals was found in the ‘80s, and a breeding program was soon put in place to try to conserve and re-introduce the species to the area. After years of hard work by conservationists, the ferrets are now beginning to flourish in the environment, but are still considered endangered. The ferrets mainly eat prairie dogs, but once the prairie dog population began to dwindle the ferrets soon followed suit. Animal conservationists saw fit to reintroduce the ferrets to Badlands in 1994, and they are now roaming around as if they own the place.

Ghost dancing

The Badlands were the hunting grounds of indigenous tribes thousands of years before it was taken from them during the 19th century. The natives were pushed from their homes by early settlers in South Dakota. A Native American prophet tried to rid the area of its new inhabitants by performing “ghost dances” which his followers would copy in the Badlands. This dance was done while the dancers would wear “ghost shirts” which they believed were bulletproof. Unfortunately, they were not bulletproof, and the dances were abruptly ended in a massacre. The Wounded Knee Massacre, as it is known, resulted in 300 Natives being shot in 1890 by the US Cavalry.

Visitors are allowed to navigate their own way through the rock formations which is just another reason why people flock there every year, it’s a great hike! Those were some of the lesser known facts about Badlands National Park, hopefully there were a few surprises in there for you.

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Celebrate wieners with these five deals and fun facts on National Hot Dog Day

Hot diggidy dawg! It’s National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday and you can chomp ’em for cheap at several restaurants offering deals.

Here’s where to chow down:

7-Eleven: $ 1 Big Bite Quarter Pound hot dog at the convenience store chain. No coupon is necessary.

Philly Pretzel Factory: Free pretzel dog…

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T. Rowe Price Month-end AUM For June Rises To $1.044 Trln – Quick Facts

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) on Thursday reported preliminary month-end assets under management or AUM of $ 1.044 trillion as of June 30, 2018, up from $ 1.038 trillion at the end of May 2018 and also representing an increase from $ 1.014 trillion at the end of March 2018.
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Little Known Black History Facts: Beatriz Nascimento

Beatriz Nascimento was a key figure in Brazil’s “Movimento Negro,” or widely know as “The Black Movement of Brazil.” Through her studies, Nascimento raised awareness of “Quilombos,” settlements that housed and even served as sanctuaries for Afro-Brazilians like herself.

Nascimento was born on this day in 1942 as one of 10 siblings. The family was raised in the Cordovil neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. In 1971, Nascimento graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a degree in history, which became the hallmark of her academic career and activism.

While at university, Nascimento became involved in “Movimento Negro,” and worked as an intern for the country’s national archives while studying at Fluminense Federal University. She married Jose do Rosario Freitas Gomes and the pair had a daughter. It was during this period that Nascimento began looking into Quilombos, which loosely translates into “camp site” or “slave hut,” which have long existed in Brazil as havens of African culture and preservation,

Nascimento famously noted in her research that the settlements were far more than havens for Afro-Brazilians but that they were “autonomous spaces of Black liberation.”

As her profile rose, so did Nascimento’s distaste for the racism of the Brazilian Academy of the Sciences.  She began a long career as an outspoken advocate for non-Anglo women across the African diaspora. In 1989, the documentary Ori focused on Nascimento, the movement and the importance of women within in it.

Nascimento’s life was tragically ended in 1995 ]when she was murdered by a man who suspected Nascimento of telling his wife to leave him. She is remembered in academic circles as one of the first prominent Afro-Brazilian women to speak on the history of Black people in the South American nation.

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BlackBerry Limited (BB, BB.TO) announced, for fiscal 2019, the company expects software and services billings growth to be in double-digits; and total software and services revenue growth of between 8% to 10% year-over-year. Free cash flow is expected to be positive for the full year, before considering the impact of restructuring and legal proceedings. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be positive, for the fiscal year.
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DS SMITH FY Profit Rises; Revenue Up 21% – Quick Facts

Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS.L) reported that its profit before tax for the year ended 30 April 2018 was higher at 292 million pounds compared to 264 million pounds, prior year, due to flow through of higher operating profit and improved share of results of associates, partially offset by higher finance costs. Earnings per share was 24.8 pence compared to 22.0 pence.
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Accenture Raises FY18 Outlook – Quick Facts

Accenture (ACN) announced, for fiscal 2018, excluding the charges, the company now expects EPS to be in the range of $ 6.66 to $ 6.71, compared with $ 6.61 to $ 6.70 previously. The company now expects GAAP EPS to be in the range of $ 6.26 to $ 6.31, including a $ 0.40 impact from charges related to tax law changes, compared with $ 6.40 to $ 6.49 previously, which included a $ 0.21 charge related to tax law changes.
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General Mills Outlines FY19 Targets – Quick Facts

General Mills (GIS) announced, for fiscal 2019, constant-currency adjusted EPS are expected to range between flat and down 3 percent from the base of $ 3.11 earned in fiscal 2018. The estimate includes a 4-cent headwind related to the Blue Buffalo acquisition, driven by the impact of purchase accounting. Constant-currency adjusted operating profit is expected to increase 6 to 9 percent from the base of $ 2.7 billion reported in fiscal 2018.
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Akamai Technologies Narrows Q2 Outlook; Updates FY18 Forecast – Quick Facts

Ahead of its Analyst Day being held today, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) updated its second quarter as well as fiscal year 2018 revenue and earnings outlook. The company lowered the top end of its earnings and revenue outlook range for the second quarter.
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Darden Restaurants Issues FY19 Outlook; Increases Dividend 19% – Quick Facts

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (DRI) announced, for fiscal 2019, the company estimates net earnings per share from continuing operations in the range of $ 5.40 to $ 5.56. The company anticipates same-restaurant sales growth of 1.0% to 2.0%, and total sales growth of 4.0% to 5.0%.
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Micron Technology Lifts Q3 Outlook – Quick Facts

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), which is hosting an Analyst and Investor Event later today, said it has raised its revenue and earnings per share outlook for its fiscal third quarter, which ends May 31, 2018. The company attributed the revised guidance to strong execution of its strategy and healthy industry conditions.
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J. C. Penney Revises 2018 Guidance; Q1 Comps. Up 0.2% – Quick Facts

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) announced, for 2018, the company now expects: comparable store sales change to be between flat and an increase of 2.0%; and adjusted per share results to be between a loss of $ 0.07 and profit of $ 0.13. The company noted that its revised guidance reflects only the impact of the adoption of new revenue recognition and pension accounting standards.
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10 Incredibly Fun Facts About Pixar’s Incredibles 2

10 Incredibly Fun Facts About Pixar’s Incredibles 2

With the June 15 release of Pixar’s Incredibles 2 quickly approaching, it is almost time to dress the family in their finest spandex and hit the cinema! Seriously, the kids will love that. Tag us on Instagram!

There are several ways to prepare for a summer blockbuster (we can feel it), especially a sequel. The most obvious, obviously, is to watch the original film, especially since The Incredibles may have been released before some of you were born. Next, find a list of fun facts about…

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Cracker Barrel Board Hikes Dividend; Declares Special Dividend – Quick Facts

While reporting its third-quarter financial results today, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL) said its board of directors increased the quarterly dividend to $ 1.25 per share on the company’s common stock, which represents a 4.2 percent increase over the previous quarterly dividend of $ 1.20.
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Leoni Q1 Profit Up 19.1%; Reiterates FY18 Outlook – Quick Facts

Leoni AG (LEOGN), a provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive market, reported that its consolidated net income for the first quarter rose 19.1 percent to 43.6 million euros from 36.6 million euros in the year-ago period. Earnings per share rose to 1.34 euros from 1.11 euros last year.
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Marks & Spencer Group FY Pretax Profit Declines; Revenue Up 0.7% – Quick Facts

Marks & Spencer Group Plc (MAKSY.PK, MAKSF.PK, MKS.L) reported profit before tax of 66.8 million pounds for 52 weeks ended 31 March 2018 compared to 176.4 million pounds, previous year. Earnings per share was 1.6 pence compared to 7.2 pence. Profit before tax & adjusting items declined 5.4% to 580.9 million pounds. Earnings per share before adjusting items was 27.8 pence compared to 30.2 pence. Profit before tax & adjusting items was down 5.4% impacted by the decrease in Food gross margin.
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Tiffany Updates FY18 Outlook; Authorizes $1 Bln Share Buyback – Quick Facts

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) announced, based on the strong and better-than-expected first-quarter results, management revised upward its outlook for the full year ending January 31, 2019. In addition, the Board of Directors approved a new $ 1 billion share repurchase program.
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Evotec Q1 Net Income Down 51%; Affirms FY18 Outlook – Quick Facts

German drug discovery solutions company Evotec AG (EVTCY.PK, EVOTF.PK) reported that its net income for the first quarter fell 51 percent to 3.46 million euros from 7.10 million euros last year. Earnings per share for the quarter declined to 0.02 euro from 0.05 euros in the year-ago period.
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Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Theatre Critic, Roma Torre

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Curious facts about Europe’s youngest country

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Not many people know much about Kosovo – Europe’s newest country. Perhaps that is understandable due to its size and stature in the world. Here are some facts to rectify that.

Technically, it is not a country (yet)

It is not a fully fledged country yet, it is a disputed country because their neighbors, Serbia, claim it is a province in their territory. It is recognized by 112 UN members. Here are some facts about the newest country in Europe. They declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and had been fighting for recognition ever since. The International Monetary Fund acknowledges Kosovo as an independent country, along with the World Bank.

It is right in the middle of the Balkans

If you check it out on Google Maps, you’ll see it is in the center of the Balkan region. Surrounded by so many countries, it is clear to see why there are fears for Kosovo’s safety should its neighbors take up arms against them. Boxed in by four different nations, Kosovo can claim Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro as next door neighbors.

The population is very young

Pristina is the capital city of Kosovo, but it is not a sprawling landscape. In fact, Pristina’s population is only 200,000, with an average age of 25 in the city. The average age of the entire nation’s population is just 27.8, which is lower than any other country in Europe.

One very famous person comes from Kosovo

Having left the country as a baby, Rita Ora may not know too much about growing up in Kosovo, but she was born there. Originally hailing from Pristina, pop star Ora was born to Albanian parents. They moved to London not long after she was born, leaving for political reasons.

They aren’t all whippersnappers in Pristina

The city does have one ancient resident, way older than the 25-year-old average age. Archeologist estimate ‘The Goddess on the Throne’ is around 6,000 years old. The little terracotta figurine was discovered at an old mill, where they used to spin cotton or wool, in 1956. It represents a female deity and can be found in the Pristina Museum and is the symbol of Pristina.

They use a familiar currency

Anyone that has been traveling or lived in Europe will be familiar with the Euro currency. Kosovo, despite being a country in its infancy has adopted the Euro as its local currency. Usually reserved for members of the European Union, it is a surprise that Kosovo uses the Euro, but they use it, in part, as a political statement to distinguish themselves further from Serbia. Serbia uses the dinar as their currency currently.

Kosovo is an emerging winemaker

While it may not have French winemakers quaking in their boots just yet, Kosovo is seeing a growing demand across the globe for the wine it produces. Concentrating on merlot and chardonnay; the vineyards of Kosovo are becoming established in the industry, with vintages being shipped to the US and Germany in particular. Keep an eye out for some Kosovan wine at a store near you!

A fledgling country, it looks as though Kosovo is about as old as some of its residents, but it has a rich history sure to be uncovered by anyone visiting. Head to the museum to check out the oldest woman in Pristina, before taking a trip to one of the up and coming vineyards. This young country will hope it resolves its disputed status and becomes a fully fledged country soon.

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Compass Group H1 Pre-tax Profit Declines; Affirms FY Outlook – Quick Facts

Food and support services company Compass Group Plc. (CPG.L, CMPGF.PK) said its profit before tax for the first half of 2018 declined to 792 million pounds from 831 million pounds in the prior-year period. However, earnings per share rose to 37.7 pence from 37.4 pence in the year-ago period as the impact of foreign exchange offset higher profits.
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Superior Industries Backs 2018 Sales Outlook; Q1 Results Top View – Quick Facts

Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International, Inc. (SUP) on Wednesday reaffirmed its full-year 2018 outlook for net sales in the range of $ 1.45 billion to $ 1.50 billion, driven by unit shipments of 21.25 million to 21.6 million.
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Little-known Tax Facts to Help Your Business Thrive in Trump Times

There’s been more than one thing to distract Americans from opportunities to financially triumph in the times of President Donald Trump. Many Americans are more engulfed in weekly White House shake-ups and the reboot of an early ’90s sitcom with a right-wing twist than the tax advantages for businesses under this administration’s new tax plan. However, there are opportunities to “make America great again” for black businesses, according to Micah Wainwright, founder of Good Steward Accounting and Tax.

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Wainwright, a 12-year tax auditing veteran who specializes in Tax Controversy, is inspiring small businesses to embrace overshadowed tax opportunities. His vision for helping African Americans financially prosper was born out of a phone call from a college friend who was writing a novel and needed an accountant. Wainwright was an auditor at a Big Four firm at the time and not interested in helping the little man. Yet, his friend’s call became something bigger for Wainwright, more like a calling. He began to research small business accounting and his research revealed an unyielding desire to tap into a value his mother instilled him as a child—good stewardship.

Author of I Want You to Finance Your Life: 7 W.E.A.L.T.H. Secrets You Need to Know About the Tax Code, Micah Wainwright sat down with Black Enterprise to share his story of ‘good stewardship’ through teaching financial literacy.

Wainwright’s Passion for Financial Empowerment

BE: Why did you choose taxes as your specialty?

Wainwright: I took an accounting elective in college where I was required to do hours with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sanctioned by the IRS. The IRS had a wealth of training modules to learn about tax filings. Surprisingly, the modules on home-based businesses sparked my interest most. Once I began to understand Tax Law was a subject that my mind naturally wrapped around, it became an obsession for me. The marketplace had a shortage of diligent professionals who would commit to continuing education in tax law to my benefit.

BE: Why The Good Steward?

Wainwright: I wanted to help by doing the “dirty work” that the majority of tax professionals didn’t want to do. I set my eyes on Tax Controversy. I obtained a master’s of science in Tax Law, which enabled me to successfully negotiate with the IRS and state governments. At the same time, I used the training from attorneys and judges to give me the ammunition to represent my clients at a greater capacity.

Tips To Maximizing on Trump’s Tax Plan

BE: What’s one essential tax move that we need to make in today’s economy?

Wainwright: GO START A BUSINESS! If you don’t, you’re just pleading to have a high tax bill. A tax shelter (e.g., a business) has always been a good tax mitigation strategy, but this new tax plan kicks things up a notch. The easiest route is a sole proprietorship. Here’s why:

  1. C corporations’ tax rate has dropped from 35% all the way down to 21%. This is huge! However, most small businesses are not C corporations.
  2. However, the major change for S corporations is the 20% deduction for pass-through income. S corporations can now reduce their pass-through income by 20%.

Once your business is licensed:

  1. Remain in constant communication with your tax accountant about major financial decisions.
  2. Be intentional about tracking expenses.

BE: Quick tips from the Good Steward under Trump’s Tax Plan?

  • Max out your 401(k). Take advantage of tax-deferred investment growth, company matching, and profit sharing!
  • Move out of states with high property-tax rates. If you limit your property-tax deductibles to $ 10,000, this will hurt homeowners who live in high property-tax states or who own expensive property or both!
  • Get married! Make up to $ 600,000 combined, or stay single if you both are making over $ 500,000. Currently, the top tax rate is now 37% for individuals making more than $ 500,000 and married couples making more than $ 600,000.
  • Enjoy being a middle-class American. Try to double the standard deduction, whether you own or not.
  • Don’t Get Stuck in the Upper Middle. Either make less than $ 200,000 as an individual or less than $ 260,000 as a married couple or more than $ 500,000 as an individual or close to $ 600,000 as a married couple.
  • Start an S-Corp. Remember, this tax shelter is endless, so get innovative!

More About Micah Wainwright

Micah Wainwright (Lance McCoy of BeLive Photography)

Wainwright is inspired by the advice he received from his mom that “in times of peace, prepare for war.” More importantly, Wainwrightprepays expenses when revenue is flowing because of what his mom taught him. At the end of the day, he says “there is never any warning for a financial drought so lead with love and good stewardship.” Wainwright teaches, if you fall in love—even with the things that challenge you or that appear unfair on the surface—you can trump the trials and triumph all tax-year long.

Wainwright is also a dedicated volunteer with the Maryland Volunteer Legal Service where he assists low-income families with resolving complex tax issues.

 

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So, who is she? For those who don’t know much about her, we gathered 5 fast facts below.

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2. Imaan is a favorite of Anna Wintour’s and in fact, she has covered American Vogue, Vogue Japan, Vogue UK, and more so many times it’s kind of hard to keep count.

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