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Brunell: Landfill no place for wind blades

February 11, 2020, 6:00am Business

While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there is increasing concern over the rapidly growing number of worn out blades ending up in landfills. Read story

Weston: It pays to use those travel rewards

February 8, 2020, 6:05am Business

Amtrak’s “buy one, get one” spring sale got me started. Read story

Personal Finance: Helpful tax tips for first-time filers

February 7, 2020, 6:00am Business

If you’re a college student or other young person preparing a federal income tax return for the first time, you may not be completely familiar with deductions, tax credits, filing forms and where to get help for free. Read story

Reyer: Job no longer inspires; stay or go?

February 6, 2020, 6:05am Business

I’m trying to figure out if I can stay in a job when I’m uninspired and unhappy, or if the only way to reset is to change jobs. Or is it like marriage where you can refresh your outlook without jumping ship? Read story

Brunell: Healthy health care workers key

February 4, 2020, 6:05am Business

Keeping hospitals and health workers healthy is key to fighting diseases. With new and more deadly viruses, the job is more challenging. Read story

Social Security: Is the Medicare income-related premium wrong?

February 2, 2020, 6:00am Business

Social Security cares about accuracy and we want you to get the exact benefit amount you deserve. Changes in the law affect how we calculate monthly Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and Medicare prescription drug coverage premiums. Read story

Weston: Retirees’ top money regrets

February 1, 2020, 6:02am Business

In a previous column, I detailed retirees’ biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped retirement would be like. Read story

Fried: How you can avoid paying some taxes in retirement

January 31, 2020, 6:00am Business

For decades, 401(k) plans came in one flavor: so-called traditional, where contributions are made with pre-tax dollars and eventual withdrawals are taxed as ordinary income. Now, most 401(k) plans offer employees the option of saving in a Roth 401(k) — no upfront tax break, but withdrawals are 100 percent tax-free… Read story

Reyer: How to rally when company struggles

January 30, 2020, 5:19am Business

I lead a talented team but morale is low due to issues with our company’s performance, layoffs and lack of communication from our executive team. I think there’s a decent vision for the future, but confidence is low. What can I do to rally them while our company turns around? Read story

Brunell: Copper making a comeback?

January 28, 2020, 6:05am Business

Government leaders, doctors, and medical researchers worldwide are working feverishly to stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep it from becoming a global pandemic. Read story