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March 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
What do Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan have in common? Well, they're all country artists. And they all made more money in the U.S. than Justin Bieber did in 2013, according to Billboard magazine. We point that out because, well, in the wake of Bieber's spoiled-brat deposition behavior revealed Monday, it's fun to see some grown-ups taking him to school professionally. Even if one of those grown-ups is only 24. And yes, that was just some gratuitous Bieber-bashing there.
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WORLD
April 3, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- The Russian government has no idea how about 44% of the country's registered workers are making a living, a top official said Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said the government is unaware of what's happening with about 38 million of the 86 million Russians registered as workers. About 48 million people are working in sectors of the economy that officials “can see and understand,” she said. “It is unclear what everybody else is involved in and to what extent,” Golodets said at an international economic conference at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Maybe it's not all silver spoons and top hats for the fat cats of America: The 400 taxpayers with the highest adjusted gross incomes in the country are seeing their earnings slide while their taxes rise. On average, each earned $202.4 million in 2009 as capital gains and interest income slumped, according to the latest data from the Internal Revenue Service. That's 25% less than the $270.5 million they made the year earlier and 45% lower than the $344.8-million peak set in 2007.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2001 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stevie Wonder's former girlfriend filed a $30-million palimony lawsuit Thursday against the pop music star, alleging that he infected her with a sexual disease. The suit, filed by Angela McAfee in Los Angeles Superior Court, contends that Wonder, whose real name is Stevland Morris, pursued her for more than a decade and ultimately persuaded her in August 1996 to quit working as a wardrobe consultant and move into his Los Angeles estate.
NEWS
July 7, 1995 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) Thursday outlined an income-tax plan that would combine the simplicity of Republican proposals with the middle-class benefits championed by Democrats. In a speech to the Center for National Policy, a Democratic-oriented think tank, Gephardt proposed cutting the income-tax rate for most Americans to 10% and abolishing all major deductions except for mortgage interest.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1987 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Californians will have to work harder and take on second jobs in increasing numbers to keep their incomes growing over the next eight years, according to a study released Monday. The report by the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, a Palo Alto research group, projects, however, that the state's median household income will be $44,480 in 1995, up from $39,370 last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1988 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Sen. William Campbell (R-Hacienda Heights) collected $26,350 in speaking fees last year, the most received by any of the 13 state legislators whose districts include parts of Orange County, according to annual reports filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission. Assemblyman Robert C. Frazee (R-Carlsbad), who represents a portion of southern Orange County, reported receiving more in gifts than any other member of the county's delegation.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1993 | From Associated Press
It's still possible to make a lot of money without sharing it with Uncle Sam. The Internal Revenue Service says 779 couples and individuals reported earning more than $200,000 on returns filed in 1990 and paid no federal income tax. They earned $340 million, an average of $436,000 apiece. The number of high-income non-taxpayers almost doubled from 397 a year earlier and is the highest since the IRS began publishing the reports on orders of Congress in 1977.
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