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Thursday Mar 26 | via WEAU-TV Eau Claire
Wisconsin's chamber of commerce is backing a Republican plan in the state Legislature to repeal the personal property tax on business equipment. The proposal is meeting resistance because homeowners would have to make up for the lost revenue, which comes to about $80 a year for the owner of a typical home. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Crooks and Liars
My guess is that the same Very Serious bobbleheads who have pronounced Scott Walker a "formidable contender" will delicately avoid talking about this study. Because FREEDOM: Wisconsin ranks worst among the 50 states in terms of a shrinking middle class, with real median household incomes here falling 14.7 percent since 2000, according to a new report. Comment?
Feb 27, 2015 | via WTAQ-AM Green Bay
A money changer inspects U.S. dollar bills at a currency exchange in Manila January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco UNDATED If you're looking for a cheap place to live in Wisconsin, you might want to head north. Comment?
Feb 24, 2015 | via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
Altogether, the 250 banks based in Wisconsin had net income of $937 million last year, compared with $1.02 billion in 2013, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. It marked the first decline in annual net income for Wisconsin's banks in four years. Total loans and leases for the state banks rose 5.1%, to $70.7 billion from about $67.2 billion in 2013, and deposits increased 2.8% to $81.5 billion from $79.3 billion. Comment?
Feb 23, 2015 | via WAOW
Two Mosinee students and a bus driver were injured when the school bus they were in slid into a ditch Monday morning, according to a post on the Marathon County Sheriff's Department Facebook page. Two Mosinee students and a bus driver were injured when the school bus they were in slid into a ditch Monday morning, according to a post on the Marathon County Sheriff's Department Facebook page. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Sydney Morning Herald
Two of Australia's largest banks are warning that interest rates on loans could rise if they are made to carry more capital, suggesting they will favour shareholders over customers as global regulators consider creating larger equity buffers in banks to protect the financial system from future crises. In a dialling-up of resistance to being forced to increase capital carried against mortgages, as recommended by David Murray's financial system inquiry, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia said higher mortgage risk weights, which determine the riskiness of a loan and how much capital must be set aside, would "restrict the cost-efficient provision of credit to consumers". Comment?
20 min ago | via Times Herald-Record
Reader question: My employer has just asked me to accept a different position that includes a nice pay raise. Comment?
21 min ago | via Times Herald-Record
My parents are going through a divorce, and money issues are a big part of the problem. Comment?
23 min ago | via Reuters
A New York judge this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general that accused HSBC Holdings Plc of ignoring a law designed to protect homeowners from foreclosure. The lawsuit, filed in 2013 by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, alleged HSBC violated a state law requiring lenders to file paperwork, known as a request for judicial intervention, which entitles homeowners to settlement conferences within 60 days to negotiate loan modifications. Comment?
27 min ago | via Yahoo!
The Australian sharemarket flopped back into the red again today as the spot iron ore price tumbled to a 10-year low and the resurgent US dollar hit other commodities. The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 30.7 points, or 0.52 per cent, to 5860.8, slightly better than the 0.9 per cent fall on Wall Street last night, as persistent warnings over bubbling global equity prices dampened global equity market sentiment. Comment?
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