New Safe Confinement Sarcophagus marks 31st anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

Last week was the 31st anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, Ukraine. Recently, the largest man-made structure ever moved over land, the New Safe Confinement Sarcophagus, was inched into place, encapsulating the destroyed plant and eliminating further nuclear contamination in and around the Ukraine, Russia, and Europe. This was a project 25 years in…

Headlines – April 26, 2017

The Trump Tax Reform package was announced today: Trump Calls for Deep Cuts in Business Taxes, Changes for Individuals: Broad package seeks to spark sustained 3% economic growth; Democrats hint at objections From the Wall Street Journal: The plan doesn’t eliminate the exemptions for home-mortgage interest and charitable contributions. The two deductions are among the…

Headlines – April 19, 2017

The Federal Reserve ‘Beige Book’ is released: Fed Beige Book: Modest Wage Growth Is Broadening In a couple regions, “worker shortages and increased labor costs were restraining growth in some sectors, including manufacturing, transportation and construction,” the Fed said Wednesday in a roundup of anecdotal information on regional economic conditions, known as the beige book.…

Headlines, Tax Day Edition – April 18, 2017

TaxRevolution.us is hosting a Tax Day reading of the US Tax Code.  Take your blood pressure meds before you click HERE. Forty Percent of 5th-12th Graders Plan to Start a Business There are some promising signs. About 40% of students say they plan to start a business and/or invent something that will change the world.…

Gary Rathbun part of Tony Packo’s history

On Mudhen’s opening day, April 14, 2017, Gary was invited to sign a bun at Packo’s on the Park. You can see the video at Twitter by clicking HERE. Photos courtesy Scott Sands, 1370 WSPD Burt Reynolds was the first to sign a bun.  To learn more bun signing history click HERE.

Headlines: April 11, 2017

New York just OK’d tuition-free college for middle class Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the tuition-free plan in January. Lawmakers agreed to include it in the state budget, which was approved by the Assembly on Saturday and by the Senate late Sunday night. The governor is expected to sign the budget bills. Tuition will be free…

Headlines: April 10, 2017

Tesla Overtakes GM to Become Most Valuable U.S. Auto Maker: Shares of Elon Musk’s electric-car maker continue their ascent Tesla Inc. TSLA +3.07% on Monday became the largest U.S. auto maker by market value, overtaking General Motors Co. GM +0.82% —a feat that would have seemed highly improbable 13 years ago when the electric-car maker…