Economy

Economy

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For many consumers, flowers and trees in spring bloom mean it’s time to hire lawn care and landscaping professionals.

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Student loan debt has a serious impact on countless Americans’ finances, preventing some of them from buying homes and starting families. The burden of this debt leads some borrowers to seek loan consolidation and other debt relief options.

Borrowers should research these options carefully and not give in to the temptation to seek a quick fix that could turn out to be a scam.

Cape Chamber

There are several pieces of a strong economic development program, but job creation is the one I get asked about most frequently.

Measuring economic development efforts is difficult. Economic development is defined as the increase in capital flow to an area. So, higher wages, capital investment, tourism dollars and new jobs are all important. Let’s take a look at how we try to help job creation.

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Recently, the Better Business Bureau has received reports of consumers falling prey to pitches for products that claim to be endorsed by the popular television program, Shark Tank. This is a new twist on fraudulent free trial offers: a common scam that costs consumers millions of dollars each year.

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It may not feel like it but baseball season is upon us and we couldn’t be happier.

Maybe you’re wondering why I’m discussing baseball on Let’s Talk Business. It is because several local baseball teams affect our tourism industry. And the addition of a new one could have a great impact. Let me explain.

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