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Friday, October 24, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

By David Hills and Michael Lent Millions of America’s small business owners suffer from bad practices on Wall Street -- something often given short shrift in debate about creation of a consumer financial protection agency. As owners of a financial advisement firm with offices in Portsmouth, N.H., San Francisco and New York, we focus on financial products with sustainability, values and transparency. And with more than 70 years of collective experience in the financial ... Full Story

Berthoud Trustee starts his own blog

Berthoud Trustee starts his own blog

Newly seated Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles has started his own blog. The first post was February 15 and he talks about issues on his mind. We applaud this effort to reach out to the people of Berthoud. Each post ends with a poll asking whether you agree ore disagree with his comments. This is a great opportunity to let your opinion be known. You can visit his site by clicking here.

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

The following article by Zach Carter appears in the online news blog Care2. It is yet another view of the actions of the big banks and brokers. It also provides links to other articles on the subject. Click here to read he article.

The Great American Debt “Roll”

By Fred A. Kingery Courtesy of Center for Vision & Values Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already "discounted" that event weeks, months, or perhaps even years before it hits the front page and becomes evident to everyone else. That’s what it means to “speculate. ” The whole world is beginning to seriously speculate that the Treasury is becoming a deadbeat borrower. ... Full Story

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Intro by Gary Wamsley Mortgage bankers recently testified before the US Congress that no one saw the impending crisis in sub-prime mortgages and the financial crisis that ensued. That is pretty hard to believe. Either the top financial experts in this country are incredibly stupid or they are lying. Take your pick. There were people who saw it coming, and perhaps even created the crisis and made hundreds of millions of dollars at what turns out to be taxpayer expense. Two reporters for ... Full Story

IRS Payment Options

IRS Payment Options

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to pay all taxes due by the April 15 deadline to avoid interest and failure-to-pay penalties. IRS Payment Options Include E-pay, Credit Card, Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise IR-2010-45, April 8, 2010 Filing and Paying on Time Saves Money If you have a balance due and do not pay by April 15, you are subject to a failure-to-pay penalty. If you cannot complete your return and file it by April 15, ... Full Story

CSU Researchers, Cities and Farmers Work Together to

CSU Researchers, Cities and Farmers Work Together to Solve Water Challenges

FORT COLLINS - In 2007, Parker Water and Sanitation District, a Front Range water supplier, and Colorado State University joined forces to develop a new approach to meeting Colorado’s water challenges. Growing municipal and industrial water demand has led to the “drying-up” of irrigated farms in Colorado. Farms - and their water rights - are being purchased by municipalities and water rights are transferred from agricultural to municipal purposes. More “buy-and-dry” of irrigated ... Full Story

Colorado Income Tax Owed is Due April 15

Colorado Income Tax Owed is Due April 15

Colorado Extension applies to filing the information, not to payment Denver, CO -- If you can’t file your 2009 Colorado individual income tax return by Thursday, April 15, 2010, you may take advantage of the state’s automatic six-month extension of time to file. There is no form, paper or electronic, to fill out to notify the Department of Revenue that you are taking the extension. The extension applies to filing Colorado income tax information, either on paper or electronically, not ... Full Story

Saturday mail delivery may end next year

PRC to Consider if Ending Saturday Mail Delivery is OK Public Comment Invited Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today established Docket N2010-1 to thoroughly review whether the U. S. Postal Service plan to eliminate Saturday delivery should be implemented. The Postal Service is required to ask the Commission for an Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service it proposes. This is one of the most significant changes the Postal Service has ever presented to the ... Full Story

Distracted Driving Summit

Distracted Driving Summit

Saturday, March 27th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. FORT COLLINS—On Saturday, Congresswoman Betsy Markey will host a Distracted Driving Summit at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus in Ft. Collins. The Summit will being together local and national leaders in transportation safety to discuss putting an end to distracted driving. WHERE: Cherokee Ballroom Lory Student Center Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado   WHO: U.S. ... Full Story

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