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Obama, GOP, reach deal to extend tax breaks
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President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a tentative accord on a far-reaching economic package that would preserve George W. Bush administration tax breaks for families at all income levels for two years, extend emergency jobless benefits through 2011 and cut payroll taxes by 2 percent for every American worker through the end of next year. More



IEC webinar: "Developing Leaders from Within"
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IEC University will be hosting a webinar, "Developing Leaders from Within," on Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. Presenter Mike Brunner will share with attendees how to lead employees instead of just managing them. Want to become a leader instead of a "people manager?" Then sign up today to learn from this exclusive member benefit! More

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Construction spending up in October
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Spending on construction projects rose 0.7 percent in October, marking the second straight monthly gain, something that has not happened since the spring. More

Most small businesses eligible for tax credit under health care law
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Businesses with fewer than 25 employees may qualify for a tax credit on their 2010 federal income taxes under the new federal health care law. The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit is part of the law's effort to maintain employer-based health coverage by reducing costs so small businesses will provide health insurance for workers. More

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Homeowners slow to turn on green power
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Most people are on the sidelines — and in some cases, walking off — when it comes to purchasing 100 percent "green" electricity as an individual way to combat man-made climate change. For years, power companies have been giving customers a choice of paying more to buy electricity from wind, hydro or biomass sources that have no greenhouse gas emissions. More

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In California, carports that can generate electricity
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And California begat cars, and the cars begat asphalt parking lots. And the lots spawned electricity, transforming the hills and the deserts. Ersatz roofs made of solar panels have sprouted above dozens of school parking lots in the state, altering vistas and promoting a philosophy of green thinking among the young. Yet the primary driver of the solar roofs is economic. More
 
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