Last year, the nonprofit news organization ProPublica found that some of the companies added code to their websites that hid their Free File programs from search engines and diverted users to paid products. Outside investigations confirmed that at least five companies did have coding that prevented users from getting to the proper page. The companies cited in the reports have denied any wrongdoing. … [Read more...] about Free tax filing has confused many Americans. Here’s help.
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LuLaRoe is now facing a $49 million lawsuit from its old supplier (LuLaRoe countersued the supplier for $1 billion) and a class-action lawsuit from angry customers alleging they were sold defective clothing they couldn’t return. Another $4.5 million lawsuit was filed in California in November 2019 on behalf of a group of consultants, who are alleging LuLaRoe is running an illegal pyramid scheme. The state of Washington is also suing the company for operating a pyramid scheme. Last fall, the company laid off all 167 workers in their Corona, California, warehouse and permanently closed it. And according to both the company’s former chief merchandising officer and its former supplier, DeAnne’s husband, Mark Stidham, has threatened “multiple times” to ransack the company’s coffers and flee to the Bahamas rather than admit wrongdoing in court. (Mark has denied this; he and DeAnne Stidham declined an interview with BuzzFeed News for this story, but a … [Read more...] about Millennial Women Made LuLaRoe Billions. Then They Paid The Price.
"But when you want to get money for a wall that most of the people in the Democrat Party wanted five years ago -- they just didn't like it when I announced that we were going to build it -- they were unable to get it built. They had the money, but they were unable to get it built because it takes talent to build things, and they don't have that talent. But we got it built." -- February 14 speech to National Border Patrol Council members … [Read more...] about Trump made 56 false claims last week, including debunked New Hampshire conspiracy theory
Merely being around Soames – who is bulky, self-assured, and often speaks in similes that involve things like spaniels, grandmothers, rhododendrons and oysters – evokes sensations of an earlier, stronger Britain. Sentences come heavy withitalics and euphemism, sometimes both. (I once heard Soames characterise the royal family as “that side of things”). His default mood is one of loud amusement. At Oxford, where Soames was president of the union, he spent most of his time spinning records. He drove down to London twice a week to play the decks at Annabel’s, and brought the beats to Charles and Diana’s engagement party in 1981. He might have been the poshest DJ in the world. He loves control, and he loves to lead. When Lyons met Soames, he perceived “a streak running through him of service and duty”, and he is not the only one. “It is something almost military,” an old friend, who has known Soames since university, told me. … [Read more...] about Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?