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Wednesday Feb 1 | via Willamette Week
Watchdogs say elected officials should scrutinize the $12.1 billion a year of state and local tax breaks on the books. When lawmakers convene Feb. 1 for the 2017 legislative session, the most pressing question will be how to fill a $1.8 billion budget gap. Comment?
Dec 17, 2016 | via OregonLive.com
Oregonians aren't very financially savvy, which can lead to uninformed and poor choices about their money, according to a new national report card on adult financial literacy. If it's any consolation, however, we're not quite as ignorant, profligate or strapped as adults in most states, according to the report from the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College in Vermont. Comment?
Dec 14, 2016 | via Portland Tribune
Oregon House Democrats have developed a menu of several billions of dollars in new taxes they could consider during the 2017 session, according to a Legislative Revenue Office document obtained by the Portland Tribune. Specific options from the list limit several personal income tax deductions, increase taxes on corporate income, tobacco and alcohol; and levy new taxes on corporate sales, soda and meals. Comment?
Sep 30, 2015 | via Business Wire
Earnings per share for the quarter were $1.33 and year to date earnings per share reached $2.93. The company declared a cash dividend of $0.15 per share during the quarter. Comment?
Nov 5, 2016 | via The Oregonian
What's the best place to live in Oregon? It depends. Each of the state's 36 counties have distinctive features and home prices. Comment?
1 min ago | via TheStreet.com
Potential homeowners can take advantage of the continuation of low mortgage rates since the Federal Reserve has only increased interest rates once since last December. U.S. mortgage rates have risen in the aftermath of the presidential election, as potential homeowners face higher monthly payments amid a stagnant economy with slow wage growth. Comment?
2 min ago | via Phillymag.com
As housing markets nationwide continue their recovery from the 2008 market collapse, it appears that affordability may be one of the things falling by the wayside. A quarterly survey of the Philadelphia housing market produced by mortgage resource site HSH.com shows that the income needed to afford a standard 30-year fixed-rate mortgage on a median-priced home here rose 2.82 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the fourth quarter of 2016, even though the median house price dropped 5.62 percent from the previous quarter. Comment?
19 min ago | via US News & World Report
A good credit score goes a long way to a brighter financial future, but there's still a lack of understanding about what goes into this figure. In a Capital One Credit Confidence Study from January, 53 percent of 2,300 survey respondents say they are very confident when it comes to understanding credit, and the majority say they know they will be able to improve their credit. Comment?
19 min ago | via Financial Times
The Aim-listed estate agency Purplebricks is to expand into the US, its third country in three years of operation. The company has raised about £50m through a share placing to fund a launch into "key US states", it said late on Wednesday. Comment?
21 min ago | via US News & World Report
One of the simplest ways to update a space is with a can of paint. But deciding on a paint color can drive anyone mad. Comment?
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