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Avicii: The superstar DJ behind some of the decade's biggest hits

Avicii: The superstar DJ behind some of the decade's biggest hits

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe death of Swedish DJ Avicii, whose supreme knack for uplifting, melodic pop-house hits made him one of the world's biggest dance producers, has left fans and fellow musicians in deep shock.He was just 28. He headlined arenas, notched up billions of streams and worked with some of the biggest names in music, but suffered health problems and struggled with life on the road.From the Swedish school of popBorn Tim Bergling in Stockholm in 1989, his mother is the actress Anki Liden, who starred in Lasse Hallstrom's Oscar-nominated film My Life as a Dog.He once said he was shaped by the Swedish pop sensibility. "We grow up singing great folk songs, so the sense of melody is good, and you grow up with that in you. I think it moulds everybody."But I al...
Here are the biggest reasons every entrepreneur should have a financial plan

Here are the biggest reasons every entrepreneur should have a financial plan

Finance
I understand the attraction and challenges of entrepreneurship. I am also acutely aware of how financial planning for entrepreneurs is different. In college I went to Mexico to study Spanish and paid for most of the cost by buying American candy in bulk and selling it to other students. In my working career I've spent more time working for myself than working in a corporation.Financial planning for entrepreneurs can be more difficult. But being an entrepreneur has many payoffs. Retiring years before "normal" retirement age, starting another business or only working on things that are really interesting to them personally are all things clients who have entrepreneurial goals can achieve. But you need a financial plan to attain those payoffs.Planning in the early stage of an entrepreneurial ...
12 biggest scams to watch out for this tax season

12 biggest scams to watch out for this tax season

Finance
Crooked tax return preparers may take advantage of legitimate credits by applying them in situations where they are not applicable.That goes for two credits, in particular: the research credit and the fuel tax credit, according to the IRS.The research credit is aimed at encouraging individuals to invest in research. But some tax filers stretch the credit to apply to unqualified research or research expenses.The fuel tax credit was created for off-highway and farming uses. Most taxpayers are not eligible to use it, yet it still shows up erroneously on some returns.Misusing both credits will result in penalties.Take note: If your tax preparer makes the improper claim, you, the taxpayer, are still on the hook to pay the consequences.Let's block ads! (Why?) Personal Finance
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has become the world’s biggest carmaker

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has become the world’s biggest carmaker

Finance
RENAULT unveiled the EZ-GO, a concept for a robotaxi, at the Geneva motor show, which opened on March 5th. Nissan, in conjunction with DeNA, a Japanese software firm, recently began trials of driverless taxis in Japan. The two companies are pursuing their own paths towards the future of mobility. Yet both are bound together in a close alliance, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. In 2016 they were joined by Mitsubishi. Last year the trio sold 10.6m cars between them, one in every nine worldwide.It is a unique carmaking liaison, neither a full merger nor as loose as the many tie-ups forged to spread the cost of developing pricey pieces of technology. Each firm remains autonomous but shares a growing number of links in the supply chain with the other two. It all looks hugely suc...
World's biggest miner BHP's half-year profit jumps 25 percent, boosts dividend

World's biggest miner BHP's half-year profit jumps 25 percent, boosts dividend

Finance
The world's biggest miner BHP Billiton reported a 25 percent rise in underlying half-year profit on Tuesday, helped by robust metals prices, and said its focus remains on cutting debt and boosting shareholder returns.BHP said its plan to sell its onshore U.S. shale assets, which it has in its books at $ 14 billion, was progressing to plan with initial bids expected in the June quarter.It also brushed off calls by activist investor Elliott Advisors to change its structure, with listings in both Britain and Australia, saying that the costs and risks of collapsing the dual listed structure outweigh potential benefits.Underlying profit for the half year ended Dec. 31 rose to $ 4.05 billion from $ 3.24 billion a year ago, below a forecast of $ 4.30 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S....