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Chicago Teachers Strike Shows Shift for Schools Once Near Ruin

The Chicago teachers striking for higher wages and smaller class sizes are one sign of the financial improvement for a city school system once seen on the verge of collapse. The district was helped by a higher share of the city’s property tax and an influx of state aid under a previous administration.

Uber, Lyft Being Probed in New Jersey on Misclassifying Drivers

New Jersey labor auditors are investigating Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to see if the rideshare companies are wrongly classifying drivers as independent contractors and should be on the hook for employment taxes, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg Law.

IRS Opens PTIN Season as Supreme Court Passes on Fees Case

The Internal Revenue Service has that preparer tax identification number applications and renewals are now being processed. That’s good news for tax professionals who are gearing up for next season—but there could be some changes on the horizon.

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