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\nCurrently, 800 million people spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves, a sick child or other family member. For almost 100 million people these expenses are high enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90 or less a day. The findings, released today in Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report, have been simultaneously published in Lancet Global Health.
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\nThe report is a key point of discussion at the global Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017, currently taking place in Tokyo, Japan. Convened by the Government of Japan, a leading supporter of UHC domestically and globally, the Forum is cosponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UHC2030, the leading global movement advocating for UHC, UNICEF, the World Bank, and WHO. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Kim, WHO Director-General Tedros and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will all be in attendance, in addition to heads of state and ministers from over 30 countries.
Currently, 800 million people spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves, a sick child or other family member. For almost 100 million people these expenses are high enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90 or less a day. The findings, released today in Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report, have been simultaneously published in Lancet Global Health.
The report is a key point of discussion at the global Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017, currently taking place in Tokyo, Japan. Convened by the Government of Japan, a leading supporter of UHC domestically and globally, the Forum is cosponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UHC2030, the leading global movement advocating for UHC, UNICEF, the World Bank, and WHO. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Kim, WHO Director-General Tedros and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will all be in attendance, in addition to heads of state and ministers from over 30 countries.
The taxpayer may invest the return of principal as well as the recognized capital gain, but only the portion of the investment attributable to the capital gain will be eligible for the exemption from tax on further appreciation of the Opportunity Zone investment, as explained below. The Opportunity Zone program allows for the sale of any appreciated assets, such as stocks, with a reinvestment of the gain into a Qualified Opportunity Fund. There is no requirement to invest in a like-kind property to defer the gain.
Qualified Opportunity Zone property is used to refer to property that is a Qualified Opportunity Zone stock, a Qualified Opportunity Zone partnership interest, or a Qualified Opportunity Zone business property acquired after December 31, 2017, used in a trade or business conducted in a Qualified Opportunity Zone or ownership interest in an entity (stock and partnership interests) operating with such tangible property.
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The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce that Che-Wei Liu is the recipient of the 2017 CIBER PhD Research Award. CIBER supports PhD development as one of its four main pillars and the Center awarded Liu $4,000 to help fund his research.
Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act slashed the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent in December 2017, U.S. companies are flush with cash. President Trump promised that this new tax overhaul would lead to a surge in investment which, in turn, would generate bigger paychecks for working Americans. Instead, it has been used to funnel profits to shareholders through the use of buybacks, a practice where companies buy their own shares trading on the stock exchange.
U.S. companies have announced more than $218 billion in share buybacks since Congress enacted the tax overhaul in December 2017. Spending on buybacks surged to $153.7 billion in February alone, which is the largest amount ever spent on buybacks in one month.
"At HUD, we know that health and housing are intertwined. A stable home improves access to medical care for people who suffer from illness. For people afflicted with HIV/AIDS, it can at times be difficult to maintain steady employment, which often leads to unstable housing or homelessness. This can be exacerbated by the stigma and discrimination experienced by those afflicted with HIV/AIDS that still exists within some communities. So today, let's come together on World AIDS Day as a global community to recognize the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the work that remains." - HUD Secretary Ben Carson, World AIDS Day, December 1, 2017.
BRIEF BRIEFS Trump Administration names Jerry Ward as USDA Rural Development state director for Alaska, Layne Bangerter as USDA Rural Development state director for Idaho, State Representative John Huffman as USDA Rural Development director for Oregon & State Senator Kirk Pearson as USDA Rural Development state director for Washington. . .Tacoma Housing Authority & Tacoma Community College, reports The Suburban Times, expand their first-in-the-nation program to provide housing assistance to homeless students seeking college degrees. . .Mike Cully of San Diego named executive director of League of Oregon Cities, succeeding Mike McCauley who retired after 11 years in the post. . .Currently in a tsunami zone, the Quileute Tribe in La Push begins move to higher, safer ground says Indianz.com. . Ellensburg, Washington voters approve sales tax increase, says Daily Record, to support development of affordable housing while Jefferson County, Washington voters reject housing tax levy to do the same, reports Peninsula Daily News. . .Ketchum, Idaho becomes first city in Alaska & Northwest to be designated as "dark sky community". . .Enterprise Now okays $4 million loan to finance construction of 150 units of affordable housing "just across the street" from Tacoma Community College & Sound Transit Center in Tacoma, Washington, the first under the $21 million Regional Equitable Development Initiative revolving loan fund. . .Access Inc. tells KOBI-TV it expects to open its 17 units of new affordable housing in Medford, Oregon for veterans facing homelessness in December. . .King County Housing Authority acquires Friendly Village mobile home park in Redmond, Washington, preserving 224 units of affordable housing for the elderly. . .Thanks to $180,000 grant from J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation City of Boise, Idaho parks & recreation will be able to keep 9 formerly-homeless workers on payroll through the winter & to hire 14 more next spring says Idaho Statesman. . .With some $2 million in funding from Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women & HUD, Sitka Tribe will move forward with upgrades to its 20-plus year old shelter & expand victims' service staff says KTOO-FM. . .Portland, Oregon Housing Bureau & Home Forward, the city's housing authority, commit $6 million in "fast start" funds to construction of Framework, the nation's first all-wood skyscraper which will include 60 affordable housing units in city's Pearl District. . .Voices of Youth Count says Chapin Hall & University of Chicago study finds that 515 homeless/unstably housed young people 13 to 25 in King County, Washington in June, 2016 were more likely than their share of County's population to be black or multi-racial, not working or in-school & have been involved with foster care or juvenile criminal justice system. . .Northeast Oregon, Pocatello, Spokane & King County win 2017 awards of excellence at convention of National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials. . .As envisioned for the transformation of Bremerton, Washington's dilapidated West Park neighborhood into Bay Vista, Kitsap Sun says developer has announced plans for 216-unit apartment for working-class families in Bremerton, Washington. . .Developer unveils plans, says Kitsap Sun, for 216 units of workforce housing in Bay Vista neighborhood revitalized, in part, with HUD HOPE VI funds by Bremerton, Washington Housing Authority. . .Rural Josephine County Oregon declares "housing emergency" not for "face value" or "notoriety" but to "galvanize" making "adjustments to our cumbersome land use process," County chair Simon Hare tells Associated Press. . .Affordable Housing Finance says Boston Capital has committed $4.8 million in low-income tax credits to development of 36-unit Vista Rose II affordable housing for seniors in Wasilla, Alaska, the firm's first investment in the state. . ."Divided" Walla Walla, Washington City Council votes 5 to 2, says Union Bulletin, to ban new absentee-owner properties from being used for short-term rentals.
FACT-ASTIC Based on data released by the U.S. Census & HUD for October 2017, CNBC recently reported that "New home sales have now increased for three straight months. . .hitting the highest level in 10 years." Good news, obviously. Even better news, however, may be a CoreLogic report that in August the share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process, dropped to 0.6 percent," the lowest rate for August in 11 years since August 2006 before the housing boom went bust, the economy went into a deep, prolonged recession & some 10 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure. 041b061a72