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Trump administration calls for scaling back post-crisis financial regulations 13.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The Treasury Department on Monday called for scrapping or softening some of the rules for banks and other financial firms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.
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Administration signaling labor law changes 13.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has withdrawn two Obama administration legal opinions that expanded protection for workers. One opinion had directed Labor Department employees to use a broad definition of who is an employee versus who is a freelancer. The definition that Acosta appears to favor could allow companies to classify more workers as freelancers. Those workers would then not be subject to federal wage and hour regulations and laws. Many small businesses use freelancers, or independent... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Kushner, his partners used a program meant for job-starved areas to build a luxury skyscraper 1.6.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
JERSEY CITY - Jared Kushner and his real estate partners wanted to take advantage of a federal program in 2015 that would save them millions of dollars as they built an opulent, 50-story residential tower in this city's booming waterfront district, just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan.
Denver bank robbed Tuesday; photos of suspects released 24.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Photographs of three bank robbers were released Tuesday and investigators seek the public's help in identifying the trio.
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How to invest without sacrificing your values 14.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
Social values may not be the first thing that comes to mind when investing in the stock market, but there are numerous ways for investors to align their portfolios with their beliefs and passions.
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As Denver considers bonds, it should remember neglected districts 14.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
This summer, the Denver City Council will consider a range of new bond projects. As citizens’ committees look at the wish list, regional equity must be on the table.
No China investor meetings for Kushner company this weekend 12.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • The sister of White House adviser Jared Kushner won’t be attending an investor conference in China this weekend as reported after she was criticized for trying to raise money there last weekend using the lure of a U.S. visa program. Nicole Kushner Meyer, who had been representing her family’s company in China, came under fire for what critics say was an attempt to attract investors using the family’s ties to White House. Meyer mentioned her brother at a conference in Beijing on Saturd...
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Kushner firm apologizes for citing White House ties 9.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Plenty can go wrong when foreign money mixes with immigration green cards, real estate deals and political connections. Revelations that the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, promoted a program offering a path to U.S. citizenship to Chinese backers in a Kushner family project bring new scrutiny to a foreign investor visa program. The Kushner Companies apologized Monday, saying it had not meant to lure investors by using Jared Kushner’s name at...
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Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China 9.5.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Plenty can go wrong when foreign money mixes with immigration green cards, real estate deals and political connections.
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Trump says he's willing to raise federal gas tax 2.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan. “It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump told Bloomberg News in an interview. The president indicated that the additional money would be directed toward highway construction and repair. That’s been a problem area because fuel taxes have been unchanged since 1993 and created financial cha...
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Scott Tipton: Small businesses key to progress 29.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
April 30 through May 6 marks National Small Business Week, a time when we recognize the significant role small businesses play in the United States. According to the Small Business Administration’s 2016 statistics, 97.6 percent of businesses in Colorado are small businesses, and small businesses employ more than 572,000 people, making up 49 percent of the private workforce. Small businesses are truly the backbone of our state’s economy, and we must do everything we can to support entrepreneurs and job creators. Unfortunately, federal regulations have stifled small business growth. A 2014 study by the Brookings Institute showed an alarming trend: In recent years, the number of small businesses that have shut down exceeds the number that have opened their doors. This is a troubling fact, especially in rural America, where small businesses create approximately two-thirds of all jobs. I was a small business owner for 30 years, and I know firsthand the impact federal regulations can have on the ability to ...
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Op-ed: No better investment than planting trees 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Last weekend we celebrated Earth Day, that one day a year with widespread recognition, celebration and activities focused on the environment. This Friday, the last Friday in April, is national Arbor Day, lesser known but longer lived. Earth Day was founded in 1970, Arbor Day in 1872. In this time of hyperpolarized U.S. politics, even the most elemental environmental action — the simple act of planting a tree — threatens powerful partisans who lump all environmental efforts together as a threat ...
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Yampa Valley Bank recognized for 2016 performance 21.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Bank credits its local ownership and a loyal customer base for being recognized as one of the best-performing banks in the country. Bank officials said it is a sign the local economy continues to rebound, and the future is promising. Publicly available financial information from banks was used to compile the S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 2016 ranking of the top 100 community banks with assets less than $1 billion. “Of course, we’re very proud of this,” Yampa Valley Bank board chairman Tim Borden said. The bank ranked 58th and was one of only two Colorado banks that made the list. A total of 4,585 community banks throughout the country were analyzed, 76 of them in Colorado. In determining the rankings, S&P Global looked at things such as a bank’s return on assets. “That’s a very important number in the banking industry,” Borden said. “For every dollar we got in, we had a 21 percent return in 2016.” S&P Global also looked at problematic loans held by the banks and the growth of issued ...
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More investors are turning to ‘green bonds’ 19.4.2017 MarketWatch.com - All MarketWatch News - Personal Finance
Popular in Europe, the do-good debt is growing in the U.S.—part of the mainstream acceptance of sustainable ...
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Real estate surge likely to follow resort ownership change at Steamboat, Winter Park 16.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Towns near ski resorts scooped up in the $1.5 billion purchase of Intrawest are ready for the real estate boom that followed similar deals. But it won't be the resort operators doing the development.
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Community Connections: Investing in the first five years 16.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Routt County’s Early Childhood Council, First Impressions, works to streamline and strengthen early childhood care and education resources for children from birth to age 5. With 90 percent if brain development occurring before age 5, the return on every dollar invested is highest when spent to support a child before her or she starts kindergarten. Research shows that the long term benefits of children starting kindergarten ready to learn pay off when a child does not need special education services, successfully graduates from high school and is able to earn a living as a tax-paying adult. If we don’t pay now to support the healthy development of children who are at risk and/or from low-income households, we will pay more later when these children may become a teenage parent or an incarcerated adult. How does First Impressions streamline and strengthen investments in the first five years? First Impressions is comprised of diverse community stakeholders and is led by Tim Corrigan, Routt County ...
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Baseball: Former slugger Teixeira now focused on environment 15.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Atlanta • When Mark Teixeira was growing up in Maryland, he loved hanging out a sprawling park near his home. That’s where he headed most every day after school. He could play all sorts of sports, from baseball to soccer to football. There was a pond for fishing. Sometimes, he was content just to stroll around with his dog. “Every community deserves that,” Teixeira said, his tone both nostalgic and hopeful. Now that he’s retired after a 14-year career as one of baseball’s most feared sluggers , ...
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Buffett foundation unveils $90M plan to help girls of color 14.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
The NoVo Foundation, an organization that empowers young girls officially announced on Thursday how its $90 million commitment over seven years will be carried out.
Elitch Gardens owner exploring redevelopment of amusement park’s sea of surface parking 13.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
The local investment team backed by billionaire Stan Kroenke that bought Elitch Gardens in 2015 is exploring the possibility of redeveloping the roughly 17 acres of surface parking that serve the downtown amusement park.
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Aspen Skiing, KSL Capital promise investment, development in Intrawest resorts 11.4.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
If there’s a takeaway from the industry-shaking news of Aspen Skiing Co.’s partnership with private equity firm KSL Capital in the $1.5 billion takeover of Intrawest’s six mountain resorts, it’s that the details are scant, but big investments in Steamboat and Winter Park are coming.
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