Blanche Christerson, an executive in Deutsche Bank AG’s private wealth management division, loves her 85-year-old ailing mother, Hedda Lark, of Manhattan Beach, California, and isn’t ready for her to die. Still, Christerson says, she and her mother are bothered that in discussing Lark’s estate, they wrestle with tax complications that didn’t exist just a year ago.
Tariffs on footwear imports should end as part of a trade deal being drafted by Pacific-region nations, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers told the Obama administration, fueling a debate over shoe-industry jobs.
The U.S. should eliminate tariffs on imports of footwear in a trade agreement being drafted by Pacific-region nations, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said, fueling a debate over job creation in the shoe industry.
Democrats say Social Security is off the table. So if Republicans are successful in pushing for changes to entitlement programs in U.S. budget talks, the pressure for cuts will be on Medicare and Medicaid.