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Wednesday Jan 28 | via Bangor Daily News
A debt collector's lawsuit against Glenn Geiser, former owner of closed Bangor used car dealership My Maine Ride , seeking overdue home mortgage payments has revealed Geiser owed more than $2.6 million to other creditors, including the Maine Revenue Service and the Internal Revenue Service. The complaint for foreclosure against Geiser, 49, of Brewer was filed Dec. 30, 2014 at the Penobscot Judicial Center by Charles Boyle, attorney for legal firm Bendett & McHugh, which specializes in debt collection . Comment?
Wednesday Jan 14 | via Bangor Daily News
The finance website SmartAsset.com has mapped out the country's most affordable places to live, comparing home buying and home ownership costs - like average property tax bills, homeowners' insurance and mortgage payments - against median income levels and deriving a composite "affordability index." The index doesn't, as far as I can tell, include other costs associated with living someplace, such as food or electricity prices, but paints a pretty complete picture in terms of acquiring and maintaining a home. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via Bangor Daily News
PORTLAND, Maine - The two-year budget proposal Gov. Paul LePage unveiled Friday aims to divert state government's chief revenue stream from income taxes on people and businesses to sales tax. The governor's proposal would eliminate many exemptions and add sales taxes on a range of services, from a magician performing at a child's birthday party to hiring a real estate agent. Comment?
Friday Jan 2 | via Bangor Daily News
While data on Maine's economy for 2014 is still rolling in , we're able to reflect on at least a few trends, most of which show the same broader story of Maine's slow recovery from recession. On jobs, as I've reported before, Maine gained some ground but remains behind pre-recession job totals. Comment?
Dec 27, 2014 | via Bangor Daily News
Adam Emery ripped out old insulation in Michael and Jody Herbert's attic in 2011. The Herberts of Rockland were the first in the state to receive a PACE loan to help insulate their 1880s home. Comment?
34 min ago | via Business News
Alexis Tsipras 's new Syriza-led government in Athens wants a big chunk of its debt written off. Angela Merkel is saying "nein" to that. Comment?
35 min ago | via Huntington News
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges citizens to use caution and do their research before entering into a residential rental agreement. The Office has received calls and answered questions from consumers recently regarding scammers who post fake rental ads and property listings online. Comment?
54 min ago | via Post and Courier
That was the premise behind the White House's January proposal to eliminate the federal tax benefit for 529 plans and use the savings to finance other forms of college aid. That idea was dropped soon after it was proposed due to what Washington-types might call poor optics - it looked too much like a tax hike on middle-class families trying to pay for college. Comment?
59 min ago | via The Standard
To be more precise, only five out of ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations are "investable" at the moment, according to the fund management firm's investment director and head of Singapore office. Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index climbed 22 percent in 2014, compared to a 15.3 percent rise in the Stock Exchange of Thailand Index and a 10.5 percent advance in the Malaysian benchmark. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Daily Kos
After all, the greatest period of prosperity in the United States was the approximately 30 years after World War II, when the federal government offered returning GIs low-cost mortgages to buy a home, low-interest loans to start a business and pay their way through college or trade school. Union membership peaked at 34.8% of the nation's wage and salary workforce in the mid-1950s and organized labor helped keep wages and benefits rising with productivity through the mid-1970s. Comment?
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