Category Archive: Business/Financial

Nov 05 2014

For Profit Online Colleges Flunk Common Sense

ITT Technical Institute, CEO Kevin Monday earned $8.76 million in 2012. DeVry University President Daniel Hamburger earned $6.4 million in 2012. The Apollo Group, which includes the University of Phoenix, paid Gregory Cappelli $4.54 million in 2013, and the Chairman Emeritus received nearly $7 million each year in 2012 and 2013.         …

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Nov 01 2014

Debate Rages Over Guardrails: Safety remains top priority says TxDOT

On October 24, Texas-based Trinity Industries, Inc. announced it will halt shipments of its ET-Plus highway guardrail system after losing a massive lawsuit for misleading regulators. A jury in federal district court in Marshall, Texas awarded a plaintiff a $175 million settlement after a whistle-blower told a judge the company changed the design of caps that affix …

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Oct 24 2014

Longview’s future takes shape

October 28, a Tuesday, is the day to for the public to have a say in how the city of Longview will start to move forward into the new year and beyond. The Longview Comprehensive Plan Committee invites everyone in Longview, to come and give feedback about a draft document that will have great import …

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Oct 14 2014

New Car: How to Pay Less

Late last year, my wife and I were in the unenviable position of needing to shop for a new car, since the used car lease I’d assumed was about to expire. I knew it would probably have to last until my kids were well into college, so I spent a long time investigating how to …

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Oct 11 2014

Tax Benefits

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds – or thousands – of dollars in tax savings. Have I captured your attention? Find out if your …

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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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