“We are rolling toward the first sovereign debt default in history by a solvent nation. The shutdown is a frustration and an annoyance, like a room full of mosquitoes. The debt default is like a hurricane on steroids, or as Warren Buffet put it, a financial nuclear weapon,” says Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP, CFA, the Chief Strategist and founder of LJPR, a firm managing $547 million in assets*. “A default on the debt would significantly impact the dollar, pensions, the markets and the global economy. Not to mention the fact that we (the U.S.) would look pretty foolish. We are the most powerful nation in the world, and we cannot get our house in order.”
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – After learning the hard way what does and doesn’t work in social media, The Greenlining Institute has channeled its experience into a new guide for nonprofit groups, “The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits.” The new guide is designed to be useful for small nonprofits seeking to make an impact with limited staff and resources, as well as for larger organizations.
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will be distributing more than $145.6 million in State Street Aid, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, to 507 municipalities across the state. The initial allocation of $72.8 million was sent out on Sept. 30, with the rest to be paid by Jan. 1, 2014. That is an increase of about $2.8 million over last year’s allocation. Money sent to the municipalities is to be used to build or maintain local streets that are their responsibility.
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