New Jersey has worst business tax climate

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Jobs + Growth, New Jersey, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Tax Foundation has released its State Business Tax Climate Index, and New Jersey is at the bottom.

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State tax rankings loom large in blue state governors’ races

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Elections, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Blue state governors are fighting for their jobs as voters on both sides of the political spectrum appear willing to consider Republican challengers. Newly released state tax rankings may help explain why.

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Millions flow to four senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Energy and Environment, Iowa, Michigan, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn |
One day after billionaire Tom Steyer welcomed the Democratic Party elite into his home for a $400,000 fundraiser, he was jetting cross-country to meet with fellow billionaire George Soros and a top Obama aide in the West Wing of the White House.
It was Feb. 20, and the two-hour [...]

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Economic uncertainty grows as IBM pays $1.5 billion to leave Vermont

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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IBM became the latest company to exit Vermont as Big Blue announced Monday it will pay Abu Dhabi-owned GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion take its money-losing Essex Junction semiconductor business off its hands.

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Denver’s paperwork burdens women-owned businesses

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Business, Colorado, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Spying, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Joshua Sharf |
Denver’s process for certifying women-owned small businesses not only duplicates the federal paperwork, it includes several provisions that are significantly more intrusive, and puts potentially sensitive information in the hands of government employees.
The federal Women-Owned Small Business certification process is administered by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, while the City [...]

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Fracking: The antidote to a lagging economy and a foreign oil addiction

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Commentary, Economy, Energy and Environment, Nevada, North Dakota, Technology  /  No Comments

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America is shaping up to become one of the largest oil producers in the world.

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