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One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town

One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town

Finance
A few years ago Dawn Donaghy and her husband, Raymond, made a decision that many residents in high-tax states make. They wanted to move. The couple, then residents of Old Tappan, New Jersey, a town less than 30 miles outside of New York City, loved where they lived. But Raymond's three children were now adults, and no longer needed the school system. And the taxes that came with that high-quality public school education were high. The couple considered moving as far as Connecticut, so they were surprised at what they found in their own backyard. ...
Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men hang on to beat Spurs

Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men hang on to beat Spurs

Sports
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea produced a Wembley masterclass as interim manager Ole Gunnaer Solskjaer made it six wins out of six to damage Tottenham's Premier League title ambitions.Marcus Rashford's low finish from Paul Pogba's superb pass on the stroke of half-time stretched Solskjaer's flawless start - but the Norwegian had De Gea to thank for a magnificent display as Spurs laid siege to United's goal after the break.The Spaniard made a succession of crucial interventions, 11 in total, including many with his feet, as Spurs tried in vain to avoid a defeat that makes their task of keeping pace with Liverpool and Manchester City even more arduous. United showed great resilience ...
How computers may eventually beat humans at their own games

How computers may eventually beat humans at their own games

Technology
This is an Inside Science story. A new computer program taught itself superhuman mastery of three classic games -- chess, go and shogi -- in just a few hours, a new study reports. These findings could help lead to artificial intelligence programs that could learn to play and master any game, and perhaps other human tasks, researchers said. From the first days of computing, games have served as benchmarks of how well machines perform in tasks humans also find challenging. Since the computer Deep Blue beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, AIs have defeated humans at even more computationally difficult games. For example, in 2016, AlphaGo from the company DeepMind in London bested a master of the ancient Chinese game of go, achieving one of the Grand Challenges of AI at least a...
Women's World T20: England beat India to move into final

Women's World T20: England beat India to move into final

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Women's World Twenty20 semi-final, AntiguaIndia 112 (19.3 overs): Mandhana 34, Rodrigues 26, Knight 3-9England 116-2 (17.1 overs): Jones 53*, Sciver 52*England win by eight wicketsScorecardEngland cruised into the Women's World T20 final - where they will face Australia - after a dominant eight-wicket win over India in Antigua.Natalie Sciver - dropped on two - and Amy Jones punished India with an unbeaten 92-run partnership as they won with 17 balls to spare.After winning the toss, India collapsed horribly, losing their last eight wicket...
Square earnings beat on top an bottom line, but miss on guidance

Square earnings beat on top an bottom line, but miss on guidance

Finance
Payment company Square reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday but came up slightly short on forward guidance. Here's how the company did compared with what Wall Street expected: Earnings: 13 cents per share vs. 11 cents per share, forecast by Refinitiv.Revenue: $ 431 million vs. $ 413.9 million, forecast by Refinitiv. Adjusted revenue grew 68 percent year over year. The company reported its first quarterly profit of $ 20 million, compared to a net loss of $ 16 million in the third quarter of last year. Square's chief financ...