Bastrop Real Estate News
Monday May 4 | via TaxVox
Will cuts to a state's top income tax rate boost growth? Not necessarily. In a new TPC paper , Bill Gale, Aaron Krupkin, and Kim Rueben find little evidence linking state-level economic growth and taxes, especially income tax policy. Comment?
Apr 15, 2015 | via NOLA.com
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell speaks during the swearing in ceremony at the St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse in Edgard on Monday, January 12, 2015. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office will partner with the Louisiana Bar Foundation and several other organizations to offer a series of free workshops on mortgages and personal finance, the last of which will be held in Covington on April 30. The statewide financial education tour kicks off on April 22 in Shreveport and in Lake Charles. Comment?
Apr 14, 2015 | via KATC-TV Lafayette
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office will partner with the Louisiana Bar Foundation and several other organizations to offer a series of free workshops on mortgages and personal finance to Louisiana consumers. Caldwell is partnering with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana Appleseed, Louisiana Legal Services, and the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, to offer "LMAP: Getting Your House in Order." Comment?
Mar 26, 2015 | via The Daily Advance
Lower unemployment, bankruptcies and foreclosures in March reduced the nation's economic stress to its lowest point this year, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of conditions around the country. More than 85 percent of the nation's 3,141 counties and every state but two - Louisiana and South Dakota - enjoyed better conditions in March than in February, the AP's Economic Stress Index showed. Comment?
Feb 14, 2015 | via The Advocate
His budgeting practices were savaged by national media from coast to coast . He received "three Pinocchios" - on a scale of four, meaning "significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions" - from The Washington Post on the way he spun budget figures. Comment?
7 min ago | via WSB-TV
Asian stock markets were ruffled Wednesday by Greece's impending cash crunch and expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year for the first time in almost a decade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 drifted 0.2 percent higher to 20,472.58 while South Korea's Kospi sank 1.7 percent to 2,107.50. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via The Age
A sell-off on Wall Street spilled over onto the local market on Wednesday, with steep declines across most sectors ending a four-day winning streak for Australian shares. US stocks fell the most in three weeks, after better-than-estimated increases in capital goods orders and new-home sales, and comments by Federal Reserve officials, bolstered bets for an interest-rate increase this year. Comment?
17 min ago | via Iol.co.za
The dollar was sitting around eight-year highs against the yen on Wednesday following upbeat US data, while the euro came under further selling pressure over growing fears Greece will default on its debt obligations. In Tokyo, the greenback bought 123.08 yen, little changed from 123.09 yen in New York, where it passed the 123.30 yen level at one point, its highest since mid-2007. Comment?
24 min ago | via GlobeNewswire
MRG Document Technologies http://www.mrgdocs.com , a leading provider of mortgage document preparation software and legal compliance, announced that it has not only completed the system software to provide integrated disclosures, but most importantly, the myriad of compliant packages, calculations and compliance testing that is legally necessary to meet both regulatory and consumer scrutiny. Comment?
34 min ago | via The Washington Post
Copper rose from the lowest in four weeks as better-than-expected U.S. new home sales and gains in Chinese industrial profits boosted the outlook for demand in the world's biggest metals consumers. Copper gained as much as 0.7 percent in London after settling Tuesday at the lowest since April 27. Purchases of new homes increased to a 517,000 annualized pace, according to a report from the Commerce Department. Comment?
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