Is A Fee For Solar Energy Users A ‘sun Tax’ Or Fair Play? | The Salt Lake Tribune

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By Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune News Click here to manage your alerts (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Stan Holmes talks about the solar panels he installed on his roof, Rocky Mountain power wants net-metered customers like Holmes, who have invested thousands in solar arrays to pay a monthly fee, Friday, July 25, 2014 Is a fee for solar energy users a ‘sun tax’ or fair play? Solar power State regulators to hear testimony Monday on the costs and benefits of net-metered residences. But his new 378-kilowatt system still produces more power than his family can use much of the year, and sends the surplus into the grid to power the neighbors lights, kitchens and air conditioners.
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Hembree, meanwhile, is a potential future closer who cant seem to stay healthy. The Yankees kicked off the busy week of MLB trading on Tuesday by acquiring Chase Headley from the Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and pitching prospect Rafael De Paula. New York circled Headley for years, and finally found a perfect spot to buy low. Indeed, with a .229 batting average and .651 OPS, the 30-year-olds trade value had never been lower. Since coming in fifth in the NL MVP voting in 2012 (.286/.376/.489 with 31 homers and 115 RBI), Headley gave San Diego a highly disappointing .243/.330/.384 line. Its fair to suggest the third baseman isnt capable of replicating his ridiculous second-half production (23 homers, .978 OPS) from that summer.
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“There’s room behind the building for a pavilion, significant room for parking,” Mike Lundy said. “Just all of the things that we talked about that we wanted to try to accomplish with the site, this site has most of them.” Ultimately, it will be 4,500 square feet, 1,000 more than originally anticipated. As part of the deal, Lundy will pay off the league’s debts. League President Joseph Parker concedes not everybody in the league will like the plan, traditionalists who don’t want to move at all.
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Why Did Houston Rockets Give Up After Striking out on Chris Bosh? | Bleacher Report

Best Fit Wally Santana/Associated Press Another reason is that Morey and the Rockets believe in the young players they get. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, I think it’s pretty unlikely that guys younger than 25 (Terrence Jones and Patrick Beverley) aren’t going to get better in their second full season in the NBA as starters.” After allowing Parsons to walk, the Rockets had to choose between making a play for the best player available and filling a position where they had a huge hole. Bledsoe is a better point guard than Patrick Beverley, and Greg Monroe is a better option at power forward than Terrence Jones. However, both Beverley and Jones are decent and they are capable and improving.
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Amsterdam Roofing Contractor Going To Prison – Times Union

Between 2011 and 2013, Decker took money from several homeowners, performed only demolition work and then walked away from jobs, leaving homes exposed to the elements. Decker also filed a form with Clifton Park officials falsely claiming an exemption from workers’ compensation coverage and presented forged certificates of liability insurance to several homeowners. On Thursday, Montgomery County Court Judge Felix J.
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Homejoy Expands Beyond Cleaning With Beta Test Of Home Services | TechCrunch

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As previously announced, the Bank plans to repurchase $500 million of excess capital stock from our shareholders on July 31, 2014, the second repurchase of excess stock this year. We do not anticipate additional excess stock repurchases in 2014. Additionally, on July 17, 2014, the Bank released the results of its 2014 Annual Stress Testing, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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And that could be good for Homejoys bottom line, as it seems to be struggling to keep pricing for its cleaners low. Last week, the company emailed customers to say that it was raising the price of its cleanings to $25 per hour for recurring weekly or bi-weekly appointments, or $35 per hour for single or recurring appointments every three or four weeks. That was up from the $20 an hour it was charging for regular cleanings previously. Of course, Homejoy isnt the only company to offer more than just cleaning on its platform.
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Tips For Successful Real Estate Investing From Hgtv’s Scott Mcgillivray – Forbes

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McGillivray made an important distinction, noting that the opportunity in real estate has to be treated like a business. Before the market bust, people were putting money into a pre-construction home that they hoped was going to be worth more money when it was finished. Thats not real estate investing, thats called speculating and I think the confusion between a real estate speculator and a true real estate investor has given the whole business a bad name. In McGillivrays opinion, trying to figure out whether youre buying during a boom or a crash is fairly irrelevant. A successful real estate investing model shouldnt just have one way to make money. My business model has up to four different ways to make money and the number one indicator I look for is not market value but positive cash flow and that calculation is completely different. Using cash flow as an indicator to whether a property is a good investment or not helps protect a buyer from being stuck in a scenario where not only is the value not there, theyre actually losing money. He illustrated his point with a personal example.
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Repurpose Wood Fencing as Home Dcor About this blog By Anu Jameson Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient … X Home Improvement Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient ideas (because we also don’t have time to sew our own drapes), real stories about great, imperfect homes and gardens, and funny writers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Recent Posts
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Add a splash of color One of the easiest and most effective ways to give a home a new look is to repaint the homes interior. Such a project can be a small-scale undertaking focusing on one or two rooms in the house or a more ambitious exercise in which more lived-in rooms like a family room and/or kitchen are given an entirely new color scheme. When removing old paint, consider using sanding pads to make the task easier than the days or yore, when paint was often tediously scraped off of walls with a putty knife. Parents on staycation can even involve the whole family in their painting project, allowing youngsters to choose new colors for their rooms and do a little work with the paintbrush as well.
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“And unfortunately, this particular company closed up shop, they left town and people were unable to get their money back unless they went to small claims court.” The recent storms that hit Mid-Missouri may only make matters worse this summer. “With the storms that we saw last week, you get a lot of those fly-by-night companies where, they’ll come in, they’ll quote you a price to do the work. Sometimes they’ll do the work, sometimes they’ll take your money and they’ll leave and they won’t do the work,” Harrison said. The Missouri Attorney General recently took action against 16 home-repair businesses for consumer fraud. According to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division , consumers have filed 334 complaints against home-repair businesses statewide this year. There are several ways consumers can protect themselves from potential scams.
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The yield on interest-earning assets increased from 3.77% to 3.83% during this period while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased four basis points during the period to 0.92%. Noninterest Income Noninterest income decreased in the second quarter of 2014 to $3.4 million, as compared to noninterest income for the second quarter of 2013 of $6.4 million. Security gains of approximately $1.9 million were recognized in the second quarter of 2013.
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The North Carolina-based retailer announced Tuesday it would spend about $20 million to buy and equip an office building in a business park on the citys northwest side. The company expects to open the center early next year. Lowes vice president Don Easterling said the Indianapolis site was picked to add a Midwest location to its current call centers in North Carolina and New Mexico. The Indianapolis center will occupy a building that housed information technology operations for drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. until its lease expired last year.
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View/Post Comments MANTUA Township officials met with employees of Lowe’s Home Improvement Thursday morning to accept adonation for field work at the Inversand fossil pit . The store sits in a shopping center adjacent to Inversand. Employee-volunteers erected a shed thatwill facilitate field work for scientists and students currently excavating the site, where innumerable fossils dating back 65 million years have been steadily dug up over the last 12 years. “Paleontology is a very labor-intensive science,” said Ken Lacovara, the Drexel University professor who leads excavations at Inversand. “Part of the problem we have is hauling fossils out of a 40-foot pit. This will allow us to do some initial preparation removing sediment and all the things that make it heavy so we can more easily and safely transport it back to the lab.” Gloucester County freeholder and economic development liaison Heather Simmons praised the cooperation between the township and business.
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J.d. Power Reports: Customer Satisfaction Drives Brand Loyalty That Can Translate To More Same-brand Packages Sold – Yahoo Finance

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Kenmore performs particularly well in price. French Door Refrigerators Samsung, Whirlpool and LG rank highest (in a tie) in customer satisfaction with French door refrigerators, achieving a score of 817. Samsung performs particularly well in two factors: styling and appearance and features. Whirlpool performs particularly well in ease of use. Kenmore Elite (815) follows in the rankings and performs particularly well in performance and reliability. Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerators LG ranks highest in customer satisfaction with top-mount refrigerators, achieving a score of 808. LG performs particularly well in all six factors.
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Superior Court Sentencings Richard Michael Twigger, 19, Kelso, 10 http://powerwashersreviews.com/articles/moms-tips-for-a-happy-healthy-and-sustainable-summer-yahoo-finance/ days in jail and $1,775 restitution for second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission April 6. Guilty plea April 22. Nichole Marlene Wisner, 22, 10 days in jail and $2,025 restitution for heroin possession May 1. Guilty plea May 13. Jeffrey L. Strickland, 45, transient, two months in jail and $1,775 restitution for second-degree theft Nov.
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They do a great job hitting line drives, hitting the holes and stuff. Not a lot of doubles, anything like that. They play the game the way theyre supposed to. Theres something else that Broughton has noticed.
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Home Improvement Sales Could Rise Following The Slight Slowdown In Q1 – Forbes

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unemployment rate fell to 6.1% in June, the lowest rate since recession started in September 2008.This bodes well for the housing industry as job creation would facilitate income growth and consequently also support home sales. Rising house prices are closely associated with consumer affordability. After decreasing by more than 30% during the recession, home prices picked up momentum in 2012-2013, rising to within 20% of the peak 2006 levels.Home Depot expects home prices to grow by 6% in 2014, which although lower than the rise in 2013, reflects steadily growing incomes, affordability, and consumer demand.
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Horror Over Treatment Of Victims’ Bodies From Malaysia Airlines Flight – Business Insider

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While Ukrainian PresidentPetro Poroshenkoissued a renewed appeal for backing from the international community, some European nations, with an eye to their trade links withRussia, have been less enthusiastic about confrontingMoscow. Kerry challenged the Europeans to be more assertive. “It would help enormously if some countries inEuropethat have been a little reluctant to move would now recognize this wakeup call and join theUnited Statesand President Obama in taking the lead, and also stepping up,” he said. A spokesman forUkraine’sSecurity Council, Andriy Lysenko, accused the rebels of a cover-up.
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Check it out: In a repair fix? Book shares handy advice | The Columbian

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The first repair in today’s book covers this very problem. Having issues with a wonky sink stopper? Turn to page 148 for a solution! Learn how to fix a zipper, repair a busted bicycle chain, change a lawnmower blade, even fix little Timmy’s dismembered superhero toy without using glue!! But wait, there’s more! Fixing things is awesome, but once you’ve repaired everything in your house, you’ll need something else to work on.
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Home owners are most likely to spend that money remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, backyards or patios. The top reasons for the remodeling are greater enjoyment of the home and improved appearance, according to the survey. With 32 percent of consumers planning to spend money on improving the look and feel of their homes, home buyers should think about purchasing homes that require renovations, said Barbara OConnor, Moves chief marketing officer.
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Ellington Voters Approve Tax Abatement To Build New Manufacturing Facility – Journal Inquirer: Ellington

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That will cut down the lines, but thats a year off, he said. What we ask for is patience. We are not growing as rapidly or staffing up as quickly. A new scale house is also in store for the landfill, Williams said. Its the first stop for every vehicle, which must pay a $25 entrance fee or $500 for an annual haulers permit.
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Cops and Courts: July 18, 2014: Man found guilty in Scotts Valley robbery – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Sysco Corp., the country’s largest food distribution company, has agreed to pay nearly $20 million in restitution, costs and penalties to settle a lawsuit accusing it of improperly storing perishable foods, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office.

Ten district attorney’s offices in California, including Sonoma County’s, sued Sysco and its California affiliates in Santa Clara County Superior Court over charges it was holding perishable foods, including seafood, milk and raw meat, illegally in storage sheds that were unregistered or improperly refrigerated.

Sysco’s affiliates deliver food to restaurants, hotels and schools, using a fleet of refrigerated trucks. Last year, according to the District Attorney’s Office, a statewide investigation found Sysco was trucking some items to storage sheds where they were picked up later by employees who then made deliveries using their personal vehicles.

The investigation, conducted by the California Department of Public Health, identified 22 unregistered sites, many of which officials said were unsanitary or poorly refrigerated.

The complaint said such practices violated portions of the state health and safety code and that Sysco made false claims of having state-of-the-art distribution warehouses.

Sysco, which cooperated with the investigation, agreed to pay $15 million in civil penalties and more than $4 million in restitution, including a $1 million contribution to food banks throughout California. The company also agreed on a $3.3 million payment to fund a five-year statewide inspection and enforcement program.

You can reach Staff Writer Elizabeth M. Cosin at 521-5276 or elizabeth.cosin@pressdemocrat.com.

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He is due back in court Sept. 17, according to jail records. Santa Cruz FOOD DISTRIBUTOR ORDERED TO PAY NEARLY $20 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT >> > A lawsuit settled with the nation’s largest food distribution company, Sysco Corp., means the firm and its California companies must fork over $19.4 million in restitution, costs and penalties after it kept perishable foods in unrefrigerated and unregistered storage sheds. An NBC television reporter uncovered Sysco’s spoils, and Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County prosecutors led the lawsuit, said Santa Cruz County prosecutor Kelly Walker. It was filed in Santa Clara County. Sysco delivers food to restaurants, hotels and schools, among other businesses, using a fleet of refrigerated food trucks to transport most of its products. “For some small orders, Sysco food trucks would deliver food orders to unrefrigerated sheds for later pick-up by other employees who would then transport the food in their personal unrefrigerated vehicles to commercial customers,” Walker said.
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