Japan PM Abe says sales tax hike set for 2017 barring severe shock; Parliament poised to approve Budget

March 29, 2016 11:53 AM TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday (March 29) he will proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike next year unless the economy is hit by a shock on the scale of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 or the massive earthquake that struck in […]

Michael Jackson's home still unsold, 10 months on

ALMOST a year ago, in May 2015, Michael Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch hit the market. The 12,598-square-foot French Normandy-style home sits on 2,698 acres (1,092 hectares) in the Santa Ynez Valley, north-east of Los Angeles. It has six-bedrooms, a four-acre lake with its own waterfall, an outdoor barbecue, a pool house, three guest houses, a […]