Writing off groceries as a corporate expense, a common practice among Chile’s wealthy, will get harder as the government moves to clamp down on tax avoidance to raise revenue needed to pay for social programs.
Virginia Valencia earns $12 an hour working the morning shift at Tesla Motors Inc. headquarters in Palo Alto, California, where she serves food and drinks to the staff and billionaire co-founder Elon Musk.
During the week, Jesse Brown, 34, works as a personal banker at a Wells Fargo & Co. branch in Vienna, Virginia. On weekends, he sells coffee machines and occasionally goes to area farms to shear sheep.
President Barack Obama opened this year’s congressional election season with a State of the Union message centered on economic inequalities, a theme harder to sustain in scattered House and Senate contests.
U.S. President Barack Obama is emphasizing economic issues that affect women, a key voting bloc in November’s congressional elections, meeting today with female lawmakers at the White House and releasing a report on the gender gap in income.