Arnold, CA…Judy Bettencourt purchased a home in Blue Lake Springs in 2004 and decided to make it her full time residence in 2008. Judy has been helping clients with homeownership since 1998. Besides her desire to help people with their dream of home ownership, she has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking and […]
San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Calaveras Business Resource Center, Bret Harte High School, Calaveras Unified School District, Calaveras High School, Calaveras County Office of Education and the Calaveras County Administrative Offices are proud to announce the 1st Annual “On the Right Track” program taking place in the Spring […]
Murphys, CA….There’s still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2017! You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $5,500 for 2017 ($6,500 if you were age 50 by December 31, 2017). For most taxpayers, the contribution deadline for 2017 is April 17, 2018. You can contribute […]
Columbia, CA…The Columbia College Foundation and its community partners will present more than $120,000 in scholarships to qualified and deserving students at the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 12. The event, 4:30-5:30 pm at the Dogwood Forum on campus, features student and community speakers, musical performances and presentation of the […]
Arnold, CA…Planning where you’ll spend your retirement can be difficult, especially for folks who will be relying heavily on Social Security as a main source of income. There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved into the data to find out where. In its fourth annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, […]
New York, NY…Dow Down Sharply on Tariff & Other Worries. The trade war game of chicken plays on with China not blinking yet.
Economy Added Just 103,000 Jobs in March, Unemployment Holds at 4.1% & Labor Participation Rate 62.9%
Washington, DC….Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 103,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in manufacturing, health care, and mining. Household Survey Data…In March, the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent for the sixth consecutive month, and the number of […]
Sonora & Jackson, CA…Need help filing your federal and state income taxes? The e-Bus will be in Jackson on April 9-10 and in Sonora on April 11-12 providing free tax prep to those earning $54,000 or less, the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency announced. The bus will be staffed with IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) […]
New York, NY….Tariffs, Tech Woes and more have sent the Dow down sharply in the first session back from the Easter & Passover weekend. Hopefully they can craw back a few of the losses before session end..
Murphys, CA…The IRS has released a new version of Form W-4 and a revised Withholding Calculator on irs.gov (IR-2018-36). These updated tools can help you check your 2018 tax withholding to determine if it’s still appropriate following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. The IRS urges taxpayers to use these […]
Washington, DC….In the week ending March 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 215,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since January 27, 1973 when it was 214,000. The previous week’s level was revised down by 2,000 from 229,000 to […]
Gross Domestic Product 2.9% Fourth Quarter and Annual 2017 (Third Estimate) Fourth Quarter & Annual 2017
Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 (table 1), according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.2 percent. The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data […]
San Andreas, CA…Healthy aging is more than just physical health. It’s emotional, financial, and educational. Hosted by John Krutsinger of Edward Jones in Murphys, the event partners with three community non-profits; Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation (MTMCF), and Mind Matters. Ageless – A Prescription for Healthy Aging by Robert Pokorski, […]
Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 313,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities, and mining. Household Survey Data In February, the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent for the […]
New York, NY…A record 2,208 billionaires made Forbes’ 32nd annual ranking of the world’s billionaires, as featured in the March 31, 2018 issue of Forbes magazine.”The superrich continue to get richer, widening the gap between them and everyone else,” said Luisa Kroll and Kerry A. Dolan, Assistant Managing Editors of Wealth, at Forbes Media. Centi-billionaire […]
Washington, DC…In the week ending February 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since December 6, 1969 when it was 202,000. The previous week’s level was revised down by 2,000 from 222,000 to […]
Washington, DC….Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters, and members of the Committee, I am pleased to present the Federal Reserve’s semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. On the occasion of my first appearance before this Committee as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, I want to express my appreciation for my predecessor, Chair Janet Yellen, and […]
New York, NY…The Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed back above the 25,000 level intra-day. The markets have shrugged off inflation worries and the horrific events in Florida to continue retaking lost ground.
New York, NY…The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued crawling back up after last week’s market corrections.
New York, NY…The Dow Ended up 330.51 after a wild, wild week.