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SpaceX test Saturday could be final one before firm carryies people

SpaceX test Saturday could be final one before firm carryies people

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans a final test launch of its Crew Dragon capsule in Florida on Saturday to prove it can carry astronauts to safety in an emergency -- a fiery demonstration that will destroy a Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is set for 8 a.m., with a four-hour window in case of delays. The Air Force forecasts the weather will be 90 percent favorable for a launch. The test, called an in-flight abort, is intended to show that the capsule can detach, fire its own engines and land if the rocket has a problem. The rocket will be lost as it burns up in the atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean. If all goes well, SpaceX will be poised to launch the first astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. The capsule for t...
How to fix key money issues before getting married

How to fix key money issues before getting married

Finance
For some couples, this winter holiday will be unforgettable.December is the most popular time to pop the question and, for the recently engaged, 2020 will be the very beginning of a new life.However, weddings are expensive, and merging personal finances can get complicated.The average American wedding costs nearly $ 39,000, and more young couples are covering the tab themselves. To do that, a growing number of newlyweds-to-be are also relying on crowdfunding or wedding loans to help.Further, starting a life together comes with other financial obligations that young couples these days may not feel prepared for.Record-breaking student loan debt, coupled with sky-high rents and wages that haven't increased much, have taken a toll on millennials — causing some to delay such significant milesto
4 financial tasks you must finish before December 31

4 financial tasks you must finish before December 31

Finance
The year 2019 will come to an end in just a few days. Most of us will be in the process of gearing up for the new year - setting the agenda for 2020, planning our investments and finances and so on. However, did you know that there a few financial tasks that you have to complete before 2019 closes? There are four money related deadlines that fall on December 31. In this story, we tell you what these deadlines are and what the repercussions are for not completing the tasks. Link your PAN with Aadhaar Link your PAN card to Aadhaar else it will become invalid after December 31. April 1, 2019 onwards, the Income Tax department had made it mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar especially while to file income tax return (ITR), unless specifically exempted. The deadline to link the Aadhaar has alre...
‘My little boy buried a tree before he died – now the fires have taken it’

‘My little boy buried a tree before he died – now the fires have taken it’

World
By Katerina Vittozzi, Sky News correspondent, in Australia The Australian bushfires have taken so much from so many.In New South Wales, around 1,000 homes have been destroyed. In Clarence, a hill-top town in the Blue Mountains, we saw people scrabbling to retrieve what possessions they could. Image: Around 1,000 homes have been destrroyed by the fires in Australia Homes have no power and no water.Some places are still too dangerous to return to. Advertisement But what this weekend's fire took from Evonne Balcar feels especially cruel. Her son Arthur was diagnosed with cancer aged 18 months. M...
If you’re a business owner, grab this 20% tax break before the year ends

If you’re a business owner, grab this 20% tax break before the year ends

Finance
Jetta Productions IncEntrepreneurs hoping to pocket some tax deductions for 2019 shouldn't forget a new 20% break.The qualified business income or QBI deduction made its debut in 2018, a feature of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.The new write-off allows owners of "pass-through" entities, including S-corporations and partnerships, to deduct up to 20% of their qualified business income. Tax professionals first grappled with this new rule earlier this year, when the IRS rolled out further guidance.The changes have come at such a rapid pace that even tax-planning software had a hard time keeping up."The issue with the QBI deduction came with calculating it," said Michael D'Addio, a principal at Marcum LLP."The software companies had to keep up; the IRS had to issue guidance and regulations in a com...