User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Regional
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Last updated: Feb 11 2018 21:42 IST RSS 2.0
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Average start for 529 college savings (age 7) is costly, study finds 16.11.2019 Denver Post: Business
Many families wait too long to open 529 college savings accounts, which means they miss out on the maximum benefits from the accounts, a new analysis found.
PERA will cost Colorado state employees more and pay retirees less starting in 2020 21.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado's Public Employee Retirement Association lost $1.8 billion on its investments during 2018, and that means workers who contribute to PERA will start paying more and retirees' annual benefits increase will drop starting in 2020.
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Top Workplaces of 2019: Midsize companies 4-50 5.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
The Denver Post's Top Workplaces of 2019 celebrates Colorado businesses that keep their employees happy.
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Guest Commentary: Neighborhoods can be gentrified without pushing out poor people 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The notion that gentrification doesn't always result in displacement may seem antithetical to some, but in some places, it appears investment and economic revival are occurring without immediate displacement.
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Denver mayor candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver mayoral race features Penfield Tate, Michael B. Hancock, Kalyn Rose Heffernan, Jamie Giellis, Stephan "Seku" Evans and Lisa Calderón.
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Greenwood Village-based Empower Retirement making student loan help an easier benefit to offer 9.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Greenwood Village-based Empower Retirement, the nation's second largest administrator of retirement plans, is teaming up with CommonBond Inc., a student loan payment platform, to make it easier for employers to provide what is becoming an increasingly popular benefit with younger workers.
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Warnings ignored: Why PERA is barreling toward its second funding crisis in a decade 11.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
In a January 2010 letter, three members of the state pension fund’s board of directors sent a stark warning to state lawmakers: Any attempts to water down a proposed reform package could leave the retirement system, which 1 in 10 Coloradans depend on as a replacement for Social Security, in grave financial peril.
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Trump administration strips consumer watchdog office of enforcement powers in lending discrimination cases 1.2.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The Trump administration has stripped enforcement powers away from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau office that specializes in pursuing cases against financial firms for breaking discrimination laws, according to two people familiar with the matter and emails reviewed by The Washington Post.
On Philanthropy: Six trends to affect philanthropic landscape in 2018 14.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
From pessimism about new federal tax laws to politically-motivated “rage philanthropy,” 2018 promises to be transformational.
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Jump starting the EV revolution will take more quick charging stations, but who will pay for them? 31.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
To make consumers more comfortable with owning electric cars, more public charging stations are needed in more locations in Colorado, especially the kind that can charge batteries quickly.
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Q&A: Using government policy to guide investment choices 31.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
From the Republican-led federal tax reform package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump to his predecessor's sweeping overhaul of health care, government policies can often benefit some companies and hurt others.
U.S. industries can start counting their benefits from tax law 27.12.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo.
Uber appears ready to sell subprime car-loan business started to lure new drivers 27.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Uber is said to be selling its subprime car-loan business, which may have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars and has drawn criticism for exploiting drivers who have bad or non-existent credit histories
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Stapleton’s plan for PERA is (a little) too extreme 12.12.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton's plan to reform PERA contains ideas we hope lawmakers adopt, but his approach to curtailing cost-of-living increases goes too far.
Roth retirement accounts: Long-term gain for short-term pain 7.11.2017 | business
Roth-style retirement accounts are pretty good deals. But Congress won't force them on ...
As tax overhaul unfolds, some investing angles to consider 8.10.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Trump administration's plans to slash corporate taxes and make other business-friendly changes to the nation's tax laws have helped lift U.S. stocks in recent weeks. And depending on which changes, if any, ultimately end up in signed into law, more companies could see bigger gains.
Larry Summers: Trump's budget is simply ludicrous 25.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Details of President Donald Trump’s first budget have now been released. Much can and will be said about the dire social consequences of what is in it and the ludicrously optimistic economic assumptions it embodies. My observation is that there appears to be a logical error of the kind that would justify failing a student in an introductory economics course. Apparently, the budget forecasts that U.S. economic growth will rise to 3.0 percent because of the administration’s policies — largely its ...
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Letter: Trade trust lands to benefit Utah schools 16.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An article in The Tribune paraphrases the views of a San Juan County rancher claiming “he and other monument critics fear restrictions ... will thwart economic development, impede public access and undermine local schools by disrupting possible revenue sources.” As a public school parent and arts educator in Salt Lake City, I can’t speak to some of his concerns, but I can speak to assumptions about schools. All of Utah’s public schools receive an annual allotment from the School Land Trust fund... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Asian lending bank -- no competition with China's AIIB 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Yokohama, Japan • The massive needs for spending on infrastructure and support for poverty alleviation mean the Asian Development Bank can work with, not compete against China’s new infrastructure lender, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said Thursday. Speaking as the ADB began its annual meeting Thursday in Yokohama, Japan, Nakao told reporters he hopes for more cooperation with the Beijing-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. “We can complement each other,” Nakao said. “The financing needs ...
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Scotts Miracle-Gro reports success in hydroponics sector, no plans to slow down 3.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
As more states legalize marijuana, Scotts Miracle-Gro is increasing its focus on hydroponics, a sector that benefits from cannabis growers of all sizes.
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