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Liz Weston: Make the most of the new charitable giving rules

Liz Weston: Make the most of the new charitable giving rules

At LIZ WESTON or NerdWallet Most people no longer get a tax deduction when donating to charity. This shouldn’t stop you from donating, but you may want to change your approach. Generally, only taxpayers who itemize deductions can write off charitable contributions. The vast majority of taxpayers take the standard deduction instead, which was nearly …

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Lula’s push to boost spending in Brazil rattles markets

RIO DE JANEIRO — During the election campaign, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised to maintain a massive social welfare program, raise the minimum wage, and increase spending on health and education. Now Brazil’s president-elect is trying to keep his promises – and investors are getting worried. Da Silva’s transition team presented to Congress on …

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