Category Archives: For Investors

LIVE BLOG: What are your job-search questions? Harley-Davidson, other employers are hiring

Update at 1:30 p.m. More than 200 people showed up for a job fair Friday at CareerLink office in York. Representatives from several local companies were hiring. Below is a recap of online updates from the morning, including photos, interviews … Continue reading

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Would you eat at a restaurant that failed its health inspection?

Last week, a food sanitarian temporarily closed the Glen Grille, a restaurant at Regents’ Glen Country Club in Spring Garden Township. The state cleared the restaurant to open the next day after an exterminator treated the eatery. Like any other … Continue reading

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Do you pay for grocery bags?

Last week, my family and I visited relatives in California and discovered that residents have spurned the traditional plastic grocery bag. Instead, shoppers are expected to supply their own bags as a way of being good stewards of the environment. … Continue reading

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Odd rules for York City parking

Most residents who regularly park in York City have more than one story about how they believed they were unfairly cited by the downtown parking bureau. Yesterday, I joined that crew. But, in the process, I learned something that will … Continue reading

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Check out why a California councilman wants to start taxing email messages

I’m not a fan of spam, and I’m not referring to canned spiced ham. Typically, my day starts with a purge of my email inbox. I trash the not-so free offers and shred the deals on items I’m never going … Continue reading

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Would you support a merit-based mortgage assistance program?

Last night, moments after writing out a check to pay my mortgage, I noticed a USA Today story that detailed a new federal loan modification program designed to help struggling homeowners. Geared toward homeowners with loans backed by Freddie Mac … Continue reading

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How will you spend your tax refund?

Some people will spend their federal or state tax refund on a new iPad. Others will dump the extra cash into a vacation. Both bad ideas. First, a refund simply means that you gave the government a interest-free loan for … Continue reading

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Bought a house in 2008? Don’t forget to repay the First-Time Homebuyer Credit.

Don’t expect the federal government to send you a letter reminding you of how much you owe on First-Time Homebuyer Credit. That task is no longer on the government’s to-do list. Instead, the Internal Revenue Service has created a Web … Continue reading

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Does a positive housing market make you want to move?

From what I can see, both the local and national housing markets are either in or inching toward positive territory. Last month, the nation’s home builders sold houses at an annual rate of 389,000 in September – up 5.7 percent … Continue reading

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Have a money market account? Read those statements.

My parents help me out a lot with finding good deals, especially when it comes to squirreling away my savings. A few months ago, they recommended a money market account with a 1 percent interest rate. The minimum was $10,000. … Continue reading

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