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Tyson foods

Dear Mr. Berko: My young broker (I'm 61) of four years is fairly straight with me and has made some good suggestions for my $185,000 individual retirement account. He knows I won't buy annuities, load mutual funds or the proprietary junk that he and his firm sell to other suckers. He recently recommended that I buy 150 shares of Tys ... (full story)

Reinstatement of sales tax exemption for coins sales sought

The owner of The Executive Coin Company has joined Reps. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, and Christina Hagan, R-Alliance, in advocating for the passage of a bill that would exempt collectable coins and metal bullion from sales taxes.
“We are currently celebrating our 25th year in business. Perhaps it would be more correct to say that ... (full story)

Eurozone consumer prices falling once again due to cheap oil

Eurozone consumer prices falling once again due to cheap oil

LONDON (AP) — Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in September for the first time in half a year as energy prices tanked, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that's likely to ratchet up pressure on the European Central Bank to give the region more stimulus.
The 0.1 percent annual decline repo ... (full story)

Extra income

Dear Mr. Berko: My husband and I are in our 70s, and we both retired several years ago from the real estate business. My husband has had four stents in the past five years. I've started losing my eyesight to macular degeneration, so driving my car makes me nervous. We made good money selling homes, but most of it was spent putting o ... (full story)

Proposed legislation would tweak small business taxes

A new bill that would make technical changes to the state income tax law has gained movement in the Ohio General Assembly.
The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 208, is sponsored by Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City.
The lawmaker stumped for the bill before the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
“As you will recall during o ... (full story)