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Brunell: Working at home to be put to test

March 10, 2020, 6:02am Business

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will work from home. Read story

Link between mortgage rates, virus explained

March 8, 2020, 6:03am Business

It does seem puzzling that the direction of mortgage rates in the U.S. might be tied to something as seemingly unrelated as the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. Read story

Weston: Addressing student loan debt

March 7, 2020, 6:06am Business

Earlier this year, a judge excused a Navy veteran from having to pay $221,000 in education debt. Bankruptcy judge Cecelia G. Morris’ decision garnered plenty of headlines, along with speculation that the ruling might make such discharges easier. Read story

Personal Finance: Add Airbnb to checklist as you shop for a house

March 6, 2020, 6:06am Columnists

It used to be when you bought a house, you mostly worried about schools and traffic and noisy neighbors. Read story

Reyer: Here’s how to lead top-notch meetings

March 5, 2020, 6:02am Business

In my new role, I’m leading a lot of meetings, many with senior people attending. It makes me nervous and the first ones haven’t gone as well as I’d like. What do you suggest? Read story

Brunell: Legislators must find better ways to cut CO2

March 3, 2020, 6:00am Business

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. Read story

It’s easy to get your Social Security benefit statement

March 1, 2020, 6:02am Business

Tax season is here, and we have made replacing your annual benefit statement even easier. The benefit statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits… Read story

Weston: Should you shift to a cash account?

February 29, 2020, 6:02am Business

High-yield cash management accounts are popping up at brokerages nationwide, promising customers much better returns and higher insurance limits than they can get from traditional banks. Read story

Personal Fianance: Retired but need cash? There’s lots of options

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Business

Most Americans don’t have enough money saved to retire on, and Social Security isn’t sufficient all by itself. Where do you find yourself in relation to these figures? Read story

Reyer: Work on trust issue to release control

February 27, 2020, 6:00am Business

I’ve gotten feedback that I withhold information, second-guess people, and don’t delegate enough. I’ve figured out that it’s driven by lack of trust, but I don’t know what to do about it. Incidentally, this only is happening at work; I’m fine with friends and family. Read story