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Bill Gates: I need to pay higher taxes

Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that even though he's paid over $10 billion in taxes, he believes he -- and other people of wealth -- should be required to pay higher taxes.

Family Leaves

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Don’t We Just Do Paid Family Leave the Right Way?

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump have endorsed a plan that gets us started.


Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.

Trump, Donald J

Karen McDougal Describes Alleged Affair With Trump in New Yorker Article

Ms. McDougal, a former Playboy model, explained how a tabloid paid for her story of a nine-month affair that allegedly began in 2006, only to never publish it.

Trump inaugural committee pays $26 million to firm founded by first lady's friend

A firm founded by a senior adviser to first lady Melania Trump was paid close to $26 million to plan events around President Donald Trump's first inauguration, tax documents provided to CNN revealed Thursday.


Cohen's Point72 wants lawsuit over hostility to women sent to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen asked a U.S. judge to force a female executive to arbitrate her claims that his firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, maintains a hostile working environment where women are mistreated and paid less than men.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

The committee, which raised a record $107 million, detailed its finances in a tax filing, revealing that it donated less than expected to charity.


Trump lawyer says he paid porn star $130,000 with his own money

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private lawyer for President Donald Trump says he paid $130,000 of his own money to adult film star Stormy Daniels who once claimed she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Trump's lawyer says he paid a porn star. Is that legal?

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has declared a payment he orchestrated to a porn star to be "lawful," but legal experts say the matter is far from settled.

Stormy Daniels' manager says the porn star is going to tell her story

A manager for the porn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer claims the agreement between the two is no longer valid, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.


Rise in U.S. inflation puts spotlight on Fed's Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January as Americans paid more for gasoline, rental accommodation and healthcare, raising pressure on new Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell to prevent a possible overheating of the economy.

I paid $102.32 to find love

Sitting on the couch in my New York apartment, I sipped some wine and hesitantly typed the last few digits of my debit card into a subscription box on a paid dating site. At the time, I was a 24-year-old producer traveling the country, covering breaking news and the 2016 election. I had built a network of great colleagues and friends.

At 24, I paid $102.32 to find love

Sitting on the couch in my New York apartment, I sipped some wine and hesitantly typed the last few digits of my debit card into a subscription box on a paid dating site. At the time, I was a 24-year-old producer traveling the country, covering breaking news and the 2016 election. I had built a network of great colleagues and friends.

The President's personal lawyer says he paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006

Cohen, Michael D (1966- )

Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

Michael D. Cohen, who worked as a counsel to the Trump Organization for more than a decade, said he was not reimbursed for the 2016 payment.


Medical schools don’t offer doctor-recommended parental leave

(Reuters Health) - Physicians at some of the nation’s most elite medical schools don’t receive three months of paid parental leave that doctors recommend for the health of mothers and babies, a U.S. study has found.


Soccer-Rising cost of Premier League injuries raises fixture concerns-study

Feb 13 (Reuters) - English Premier League clubs have paid 134.2 million pounds ($187 million) in wages to injured players so far this season, with Manchester United topping the list by shelling out more than 15.8 million, according to a study.

Patient advocacy groups accused of getting kickbacks from opioid manufacturers

A new report alleges that five of the United States' largest opioid manufacturers paid patient advocacy groups nearly $9 million between 2012 and 2017 to help push an agenda that promoted opioid use.


Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday.


Exclusive: Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker's chip technology - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc paid about $90 million to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late last year, in a secret bet on the startup's energy-efficient chips, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations

The UK government says it is reviewing its current work with one of Britain's biggest aid agencies, Oxfam, amid allegations some of its senior employees paid for sex in Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

NYT: US spies paid Russian who promised cyberweapons, Trump intel

Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times reports that US spies, in an effort to retrieve cyberweapons stolen by Russia, were scammed out of $100,000 by a Russian who promised to deliver cyberweapons and damaging information on President Donald Trump.

A lack of an Oxford comma cost dairy $5 million

A group of Maine dairy delivery drivers will receive $5 million in a proposed settlement for unpaid overtime, according to court records filed on Thursday.

Rep. Farenthold has still not paid back $84K settlement he said he would repay

Two months ago, Rep. Blake Farenthold vowed to repay the $84,000 he used in taxpayer money to pay the settlement of a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment and other improper conduct.


BRIEF-AT&T Completes Acquisition Of Fibertower Corporation

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Australian burger chain settles dispute with Crocodile Dundee actor

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian burger chain Grill’d has paid A$20,000 ($15,640) to actor Paul Hogan and a charity to settle a dispute over the use of one the "Crocodile Dundee" actor's most famous lines, his lawyer said on Thursday.


Match Group revenue soars as Tinder attracts more subscribers

(Reuters) - Match Group Inc , which owns popular dating app Tinder, on Tuesday reported a 28.5 percent jump in quarterly revenue as more people paid for subscriptions to its apps and websites.


Apple sees 'strong demand' for replacement iPhone batteries: letter

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has seen "strong demand" for replacement iPhone batteries and may offer rebates for consumers who paid full price for new batteries, the company said in a Feb. 2 letter to U.S. lawmakers made public on Tuesday.

Family Leaves

Even in Family-Friendly Scandinavia, Mothers Are Paid Less

Researchers say motherhood is one of the biggest causes of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Duckworth: 2018 is past time to get real on paid leave


Paid parental leave still eludes Americans

Twenty-five years ago today, on February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act. The first and only federal leave legislation in the United States, it guarantees nearly 60% of employees 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave to take care of a new baby, a sick relative or their own serious medical condition.


Timberlake back at Super Bowl halftime, no wardrobe malfunctions

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake posed for a selfie, paid tribute to music legend Prince and played it safe at a halftime Super Bowl performance on Sunday, returning to the gig where he and Janet Jackson introduced "wardrobe malfunction" to the American lexicon.


BBC denies gender bias as women staff denounce unequal pay

LONDON (Reuters) - Women working for the BBC have complained they are paid less than men in equivalent jobs and accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at Britain's public broadcaster.


BBC women denounce unequal pay as heat rises for broadcaster

LONDON (Reuters) - Women working for the BBC have complained they were paid less than men in equivalent jobs and have accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at the public broadcaster.


Japan's cryptocurrency girl band stays loyal to virtual money after cyber heist

TOKYO (Reuters) - Members of a Japanese girl pop group, the Virtual Currency Girls, said on Monday they had refused an offer to be paid in yen and would stay loyal to cryptocurrencies despite a $530 million cyber heist jeopardizing their chances of getting paid.

Fleetwood Mac has a 'paid the same' policy

Rock icon Stevie Nicks believes the fight against sexual misconduct and gender inequality in the entertainment industry's is going to require persistence.

Sex Crimes

Op-Ed Contributor: Rachael Denhollander: The Price I Paid for Taking On Larry Nassar

Nothing could have prepared me for the pain of telling the truth.


The Remote Control, Out of Control: Why à la Carte TV Is Too Much for a Trekkie

CBS airs the latest Star Trek spinoff on its paid subscription service. But how many are we supposed to buy? This fan says no. For now.


Four senior BBC male journalists agree pay cuts after inequality row

LONDON (Reuters) - Four of the highest paid male BBC journalists have agreed to pay cuts, the broadcaster said on Friday, following revelations that its top male news reporters and presenters were earning significantly more than women doing similar jobs.

Opinion: If a senator can give birth, Congress can get serious on paid leave

Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, made history this week by announcing her pregnancy. When she has her daughter in the spring, she will become the first sitting senator in US history to give birth while in office.


U.S. consumer bureau delays prepaid card rules into 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday it would delay the effective date of new restrictions on prepaid cards until April 2019, citing industry needs for more time to comply.

She's visited every corner of the world with a carry-on

She has visited every corner of the world, but photographer Jill Paider always travels light -- with only a carry-on case as luggage.


Etihad grounds 5 cargo planes, pilots asked to take unpaid leave

DUBAI/ABU DHABI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Etihad Airways has grounded its five Airbus freighters, and is asking its pilots to take unpaid leave as it continues to rethink its strategy, the airline and sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Starbucks baristas get paid sick leave

Family Leaves

Salaried or Hourly? The Gaps in Family-Friendly Policies Begin to Close

More large companies are starting to see the value in paid leave and other benefits for parents, including hourly workers, though big disparities remain.


ECB set to delay tackling of euro zone's pile of bad loans: sources

FRANKFURT, Jan 24 (Reuters) - European Central Bank supervisors are likely to postpone publishing new rules aimed at tackling a huge pile of unpaid loans weighing down euro zone banks after fierce criticism from lawmakers and bankers, sources have told Reuters.


Qualcomm set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators: FT

(Reuters) - The European Union is set to fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc for taking advantage of its dominance when it paid Apple Inc to use its chips exclusively in Apple mobile devices, The Financial Times reported on Tuesday.


Qualcomm set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators - FT

Jan 23 (Reuters) - The European Union is set to fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc for taking advantage of its dominance when it paid Apple Inc to use its chips exclusively in Apple mobile devices, The Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Conservative pundit dodges CNN anchor's questions

CNN's Alisyn Camerota and former political director Matt Schlapp debate over reports President Trump's lawyer paid a porn star in exchange for silence about an alleged affair.


Tesla ties CEO Musk's compensation to company's performance

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday Chief Executive Elon Musk will receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind, and that he will be paid only if the company and all of its shareholders do extraordinarily well.


UPDATE 1-Tesla ties CEO Musk's compensation to company's performance

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday Chief Executive Elon Musk will receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind, and that he will be paid only if the company and all of its shareholders do extraordinarily well.


Tesla says CEO Musk to get paid only when company performs well

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday its Chief Executive Elon Musk will receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind, and that he will be paid only if Tesla and all of its shareholders do extraordinarily well.

WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump's lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

News and News Media

HuffPost, Breaking From Its Roots, Ends Unpaid Contributions

The site was an early example of amateur journalism online, but it will dissolve its self-publishing platform in an attempt to minimize unverified stories.


Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.


BRIEF-Dentsply Sirona Says ‍CEO Appointment Donald Casey Jr. Will Be Paid An Annual Base Salary Of $925,000​



Keep going to work, Britain's May tells public service employees at Carillion

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged workers employed by failed services and construction company Carillion for public service contracts to keep going to work confident that they will be paid.


Carillion collapse hits banks and investors, boosts short sellers

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British lenders including Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group face the prospect of hundreds of millions of pounds in outstanding loans going unpaid from Carillion's collapse on Monday.

Bill Clinton: Accusation that foundation paid for daughter's wedding is an insult

Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday denied accusations that his charity used donations for Haiti to pay for his daughter Chelsea's wedding to investment banker Mark Mezvinsky in 2010.

Home Equity Loans

Your Money: With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?

The new tax law removes the ability to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Will schools ask less of families, and should parents even use the loans to pay for school?


Drugmakers see a pricing blueprint in an $850,000 gene therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech's $850,000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting paid for highly expensive – and effective – new medicines.


UPDATE 1-Halkbank not Turkey will pay any U.S. fine, deputy PM says

ISTANBUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Any fine levied against Halkbank by the United States will be paid by the bank itself and not the Turkish government, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek was quoted as saying on Friday.


Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart's tit-for-tat minimum wage battle with Target, ratcheting to $11 an hour for the least experienced workers with likely pressure to move higher, may signal broader gains...

Opinion: Michelle Williams is the last straw

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that actor Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of her male co-star Mark Wahlberg's salary for filming re-shoots of the movie "All the Money in the World."

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: What We Lose When We Lose Female Reporters

The BBC’s China editor quit because she was paid less than her male counterparts. We’re all worse off for it.

Report: Actress paid way less than co-star

USA Today reports Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 for the re-shoot of "All the Money in the World", whereas Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million.

Mark Wahlberg reportedly paid way more than Michelle Williams for reshoot

Debt Collection

I.R.S. Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts

An agency watchdog says a congressionally mandated program using private debt collectors has been poorly administered and failed to respect taxpayers’ rights.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters

Another Search Begins for Long-Missing Malaysian Airliner

A Houston-based company could be paid tens of millions of dollars if it finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in 2014 with 239 people aboard.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: With New Family Leave Law, Savoring the Early Days

Wednesday: Paid time off for new parents, the New York Jewish Film Festival, and the debut of electric buses.

Teachers and School Employees

feature: Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?

Many preschool teachers live on the edge of financial ruin. Would improving their training — and their pay — improve outcomes for their students?


Kenon, Chery sell 51 pct of China car venture Qoros for $1 bln

TEL AVIV, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Israel's Kenon Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday a China-based investor related to the Baoneng group has acquired 51 percent of its Qoros Automobile joint venture after the deal obtained approval from China's Ministry of Commerce. The Baoneng-related investor paid 6.63 billion yuan ($1 billion) for the stake. As a result, Kenon's stake has fallen to 24 percent while Wuhu Chery Automobile Investment Co, a subsidiary of Chery Automobile Co, holds 25 percent.


Centene says over 1.4 million sign up for Obamacare plans

Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday more than 1.4 million people had paid for its insurance plans via the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Jan. 7.

Gracie, Carrie

Resignation of Carrie Gracie, BBC China Editor, Resurfaces Pay Row

Ms. Gracie quit her post after BBC executives offered her a salary increase that still left her paid less than her male counterparts.


Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

(Reuters) - Kohl's Corp posted far stronger same-store sales for the holidays than its bigger peers, as a revamp of its business model and a strategy to have more stand-alone department stores rather than at struggling shopping malls paid off.


Paid less than male peers, BBC China editor quits and speaks out

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post in Beijing to fight for her right to pay equality with male peers, posting an attack on what she called the "secretive and illegal BBC pay culture".


Monfils back in business with Doha title

(Reuters) - Persistence finally paid off for fit-again Frenchman Gael Monfils as he claimed the Qatar Open title with a 6-2 6-3 victory over promising Russian Andrey Rublev on Saturday.


Shareholders in Brazil demand Petrobras match $3 billion U.S. settlement

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian shareholders of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA are petitioning a Brazilian court to be paid on similar terms as those given to U.S. shareholders in a $2.95 billion settlement, a lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.


JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs come top of banker pay league in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs paid their top bankers in Britain an average of $1.5 million each in 2016, compared with $1 million for local rivals HSBC and Barclays , data released by the banks last year shows.


RPT-JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs come top of banker pay league in Britain

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs paid their top bankers in Britain an average of $1.5 million each in 2016, compared with $1 million for local rivals HSBC and Barclays, data released by the banks last year shows.


Poland's far-right: opportunity and threat for ruling PiS

WARSAW (Reuters) - When activists from eastern Poland traveled to Warsaw to join a far-right march, the local mayor from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) paid for some of their travel.

Teeth and Dentistry

Taiwan Dentist Is Ordered to Pay Mother, Who Financed His Education, Nearly $1 Million

He has already her paid $1 million, but was told to pay a lot more, under a contract he signed when he was 20.

Overworked and underpaid: Stressful jobs that pay badly


Informal caregiving linked to sleep problems

(Reuters Health) - For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and other sleep issues, according to a large study from Sweden.

Your pre-paid property tax questions answered


South Korea 'humbly accepts' there is no proof border park cash funded North's weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday it "humbly accepts" there is no evidence North Korea diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms in a now-closed border industrial park to bankroll its weapons programs as the previous government asserted.


No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence North Korea diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms in a now-closed border industrial park to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

Labor and Jobs

When the Nanny Needs Maternity Leave

With the Jan. 1 rollout of New York State’s paid family leave law, domestic workers can take eight weeks off at 50 percent of their salary.


Abu Dhabi's IPIC says Malaysian fund 1MDB has paid settlement amount in full

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's government-owned International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) on Wednesday said Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has made all required payments as part of a settlement agreement between the two.

Car Services and Livery Cabs

Your Uber Car Creates Congestion. Should You Pay a Fee to Ride?

A New York task force weighs a new fee on rides in for-hire vehicles in Manhattan, which would be paid by riders and raise money to fix the subways.


BRIEF-Amazon Canada Says More Than 4 Mln Trialed Prime In One Week In Holiday Season


Actors and Actresses

The First Time: Jenna Fischer: The First Time I Was Paid to Act

They were just a few lines in a sex-ed video. But they helped launch the career of the star of “The Office.”

NFLer writes tribute to John McCain

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald paid a Christmas tribute to Sen. John McCain in an open letter, offering prayers for the Arizona Republican, who is battling brain cancer.

Queen pays tribute to terror and fire victims in Christmas speech

Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire in London during her annual Christmas Day message Monday.

News and News Media

Joan Walsh’s Contract at MSNBC Is Not Renewed

The network said the longtime contributor “will still be invited on our shows” but won’t be paid. Katie Couric is among those calling on MSNBC to keep her.


Japan's emperor draws record birthday crowd as he prepares to abdicate

TOKYO (Reuters) - A record crowd paid their respects to Japan's 84-year-old Emperor Akihito at Tokyo's Imperial Palace on Saturday, in his first birthday celebration since the date of his abdication was set.


Rio ballerinas struggle amid Brazil's financial crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's opulent Municipal Theatre has gone quiet this year as months of unpaid wages emptied its calendar of major works and pushed many ballerinas and opera singers into poverty.


U.S. drops charges that U.N. economist underpaid Bangladeshi worker

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have dropped charges accusing a United Nations economist in New York of committing visa fraud by bringing into the country a domestic worker from Bangladesh and then failing to pay her a lawful wage, his lawyers announced on Friday.

Ex-Farenthold aide claims she was pressured to perform campaign duties

A former aide to GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold contacted the House Ethics Committee last week to detail what she said were regular requests from the congressman and his chief of staff to perform campaign-related duties even though she was never paid by or volunteered with his congressional campaign.

Senate paid out $1.45 million in settlements

A key Senate committee on Thursday night publicly released data about workplace settlements reached and paid out in the Senate since 1997, totaling some two dozen cases amounting to $1.45 million.