Another Top-10 List — Best States Tax Environments

Taxes or lack thereof can be a repellent or a magnate to businesses relocating or expanding across the country. As an economist, for example, I would have an issue residing where there was a state income tax. Taxes are not the only reason why firms stay, move or expand elsewhere. There are a plethora of …Read more

CFPB’s ‘Project Catalyst’ Report Highlights FinTech Advances

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report, “Project Catalyst report: Promoting consumer-friendly innovation” to coincide with the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention & Expo 2016 in Boston. The 27-page report highlights many areas in which the bureau is actively involved with bank and non-bank innovators, ranging from large, established institutions to small startups, to …Read more

September 2016 Existing Home Sales Stem a Two Month Slide – Up 3.2 Percent from August and 0.6 Percent Year-Over-Year

After declining year-over-year for two consecutive months, existing home sales turned the corner in September 2016 with sales up 3.2 percent sequentially from August and 0.6 percent versus a year ago on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, September 2016 existing home …Read more