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Why companies like Disney are willing to give out temporary bonuses

Why companies like Disney are willing to give out temporary bonuses

Politics
You’ve probably seen announcements from Walt Disney and other companies about bonuses recently. Walt Disney recently announced a $1,000 bonus to each of its 125,000 employees. To the average person, this seems like a significant amount. How is Walt Disney able to do this and, more importantly, why?  In 2017, Walt Disney generated $13.79 billion in pretax income on $54.98 billion in sales. On this income the company paid 34.2 percent in domestic taxes or roughly $4.7 billion. This left Walt Disney with a profit of roughly $9 billion. After paying all of their employees and all of their operating costs and all of their taxes, Walt Disney is returning a profit of $9 billion.  The Trump corporate tax plan drops Walt Disney’s corporate tax rate to 20 percent. Under his plan, Walt Disney only
Woman Unknowingly Adopts the Beloved Dog She Was Forced to Give Up as a Child

Woman Unknowingly Adopts the Beloved Dog She Was Forced to Give Up as a Child

Entertainment
Seven years ago Nicole Grimes of West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, had to say goodbye to her best friend. Then 14 years old, Grimes was forced to give up her dog Chloe, who was picked out for her by her late grandmother, because her father, who worked from home, found the dog too distracting, reports the Observer-Reporter. Upset but compliant, Grimes surrendered her dog to Washington Area Humane Society to be rehomed. Ever since that dark day, Grimes has often wondered what happened to the gray-and-black dog she adored. A random chain of events brought the two best friends back together again, which ended with Grimes answering a Facebook post. Not too long ago, Grimes was scrolling through the social media platform when she spotted a post from a friend looking to find a new home for her seni
Give The Gift of Poetry With These 10 Books

Give The Gift of Poetry With These 10 Books

LifeStyle
featured photo by kristen kilpatrick One of my goals for 2018 is to practice slowing down when I get home from a grinding work day. Specifically, disconnecting from my phone, television, computer, camera… basically anything with a screen. I’m learning to leave work at the office, and cherish everyday moments with my family. What do I do to transition into my “home state of mind?” Make my favorite loose leaf tea and cuddle up with my read-of-the-week. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, poetry is at the top of my radar. Here’s a list of my top 10 poetry books, which also make a great Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day gift. ...see the slideshow here The post Give The Gift of Poetry With These 10 Books appeared first on Camille Styles.
Democrats Give Trump A Massive New Headache By Pressing Investigation Into Security Clearances

Democrats Give Trump A Massive New Headache By Pressing Investigation Into Security Clearances

Politics
House Oversight Committee Democrats led by ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) are giving Trump a major headache by pressing for a credible investigation into the White House security clearance process. Read the letter from Rep. Cummings to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC): Rep. Cummings wrote, “If you had agreed to any of our previous requests […] The post Democrats Give Trump A Massive New Headache By Pressing Investigation Into Security Clearances appeared first on Politicus USA.
Human sequencing pioneer George Church wants to give you the power to sell your DNA on the blockchain

Human sequencing pioneer George Church wants to give you the power to sell your DNA on the blockchain

Breaking News
 The blockchain is the buzziest thing on the internet these days and now MIT professor and godfather of the Human Genome Project George Church wants to put your genes on it. His new startup Nebula Genomics plans to sequence your genome for under $1,000 (the current going rate of whole genome sequencing) and then add your data to the blockchain through the purchase of a “Nebula… Read More