Category Archive: Business/Financial

Oct 06 2014

Fleecing Our Vets: DOD works to protect military personnel finances

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has made great progress in its quest to safeguard service personnel’s monetary solvency. Still, predatory lenders can still take advantage of soldiers who do not employ the Military Lending Act (MLA.) Texas-based payday and auto title businesses are known for using loopholes to avoid already-enacted protections. Because Texas has the greatest number of …

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Oct 04 2014

The Nouveau Sodbusters: Wall Street’s fake farmers are harvesting sweet profits.

We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These aren’t dirt farmers wearing overalls and muddy boots. They’re Wall Street hucksters in Armani suits and Gucci loafers. The latest fast-buck fad for high-roller …

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Sep 25 2014

Tax Benefits for Education

The price of higher education can be expensive for students and parents. The IRS offers these tips about education tax benefits that can help offset some college costs. Tax credits, deductions and savings plans can help taxpayers with their expenses for higher education. A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you may have …

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Sep 15 2014

Uninsured Youth

In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that …

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Sep 08 2014

Importing Beef

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds has made the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a rule proposal in the federal register on Friday that would allow the importation of fresh or frozen beef from Northern …

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Sep 05 2014

Buckle Up for Life

Toyota is the world’s top automaker. One of their slogans is “Let’s Go Places.” The automaker takes the consumer places with a full line of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota also takes communities to a safe place, a place where community partnerships are helping to save the lives of many children. Why? “We want …

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Dec 16 2013

SWEPCO preparing for winter storms

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is preparing for winter storms across its service territory, with highest impact in Arkansas, where heavy accumulations of ice and snow are expected. SWEPCO has assembled over 350 total resources from Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas to assist with storm recovery efforts. SWEPCO’s power outage report number is …

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Dec 15 2013

Payday Lenders Pimping Again

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit. Starting before Halloween, consumers are bombarded by commercials selling sparkling jewels, the latest high-tech craze or the newest must-have toy. It’s no wonder that more and more strapped-for-cash Texans may be tempted to turn to payday and auto title loans as …

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