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Aug 23 2015

Rural Home Buyers:USDA Will Finance


With an abundance of homes for sale in most of rural Texas, buyers continue to have plenty of choices and lots of bargaining power. With the help of USDA Rural Development’s No Down Payment home loan programs, those dreams of homeownership may still come true. USDA Rural Development’s Rural Housing Direct Home Loan Program offers …

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Aug 07 2015

Student Loans: Pitfalls to Avoid


By Charlene Crowell/NNPA Columnist If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or even a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black families, more than half – 52 percent – borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Additionally, paying off college loans …

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Jun 29 2015

Tightening Whose Belt?

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As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally. By Josh Hoxie Listening to so-called fiscal conservatives like Representatives Kevin Brady and Mike Kelly, you’d think we were in a desperate fight for survival, with the national debt threatening our future. “I cannot in good conscience support adding more debt to …

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Sep 13 2014

A View of the World

I recently attended the presentation by State Representative David Simpson at the Maude Cobb Convention Center on his trip this summer to the Mexican border and his take on the situation there with respect to the unaccompanied children arriving. I applaud Mr. Simpson’s ability to recognize the need for compassion with respect to how these …

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Oct 30 2013

Healthcare.gov Glitches are not the biggest problem: Focus needs to be on Texas’ high rate of uninsured and costs to hospitals, privately insured

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee on the technical problems that have plagued the healthcare.gov open enrollment website since it went online on Oct. 1. While addressing these problems is important, the intense focus on the flawed website distracts from the …

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Aug 03 2013

Mother Teresa of global retail: Washington, D. C. should tell Walmart goodbye and good riddance if it won’t agree to pay its workers at least $12.50 an hour.

Want to see pure altruism in action? Go to Washington, D.C. — not to the federal government’s marble buildings, but to the real city, where ordinary folks live. There you’ll find a business organization that wants nothing more than to serve the people, help improve lives, and be a generous neighbor. That selfless organization is …

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May 07 2012

LETU to launch new math concentration

LeTourneau University plans to expand its mathematics department beginning Fall 2012 with several new concentrations. One of the new concentrations is Financial Mathematics. This new concentration blends a solid mathematics degree with business courses to equip students for jobs in state and federal government, brokerage firms, banking, pharmaceutical firms, and international finance. Another new concentration …

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