Don’t cancel that summer vacation

If businesses in your area depend on the summer tourist trade or if you take an annual family vacation, you are probably concerned about higher gasoline prices. Gasoline is approaching $4.00 per gallon. Prices at the pump are forecast to be even higher this summer. How much will rising gasoline prices affect the cost of […]

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TARP, Part I: How much of the TARP money has been recovered?

The federal government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was established in 2008 to help stabilize and strengthen the U.S. financial system. Under TARP, the U.S. Treasury was authorized to distribute up to $475 billion to banks and other financial institutions. The US Treasury disbursed a total of $411 billion through TARP. Question: How much of […]

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