FROM Jonnelle Marte
Fraudulent Tax Returns April 15 -- tax day -- is just a couple of weeks away. More of us are filing our taxes online these days through sites like TurboTax or H&R Block. But TurboTax had to be shut down briefly last month because so many fraudulent returns were being filed through the site. In 2013, the the IRS said it paid out almost $6 billion in fraudulent refunds -- and the number of cases has increased significantly since then.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."