Beth Buczynski, NerdWallet Published 2:25 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. Whether you give a hoot about the environment or not, it could pay to think about energy efficiency when shopping for a home. Newer houses certified by Energy Star — the federal government’s energy-efficiency rating program — use an average of 20% less energy than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees the system. But using less energy is just the beginning. Green certification programs like the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) go even further, with strict standards for indoor air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and water conservation, among other things. Although energy conservation might not sound as exciting as a luxury bathroom or backyard … [Read more...] about Buying an Energy-Efficient Home: A Financially Bright Idea
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By Jade Scipioni Published April 19, 2019 Real Estate FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Top US cities for pet owners; Krispy Kreme holiday donuts Fox Business Briefs: ApartmentGuide.com ranks the top American cities for pet owners; Krispy Kreme's holiday donuts are back. According to a new study, the old saying that "one man's paradise is another man's hell" holds true even when it comes to some of the most desirable places to live. Continue Reading Below Earlier this month, Homes.com released its list of best cities for each generation based on median home prices, number of jobs for that age group, health care, as well as the number of peers the city's population has, among other factors, to figure out which cities are truly the best. MORE FROM FOX BUSINESS 5 HOTSPOTS FOR NEWBIE HOMEBUYERS ON A BUDGET CITIES WITH THE LOWEST REAL ESTATE TAXES 7 CHEAP BEACH TOWNS YOU … [Read more...] about Best cities for millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Federal Shutdown’s Uneven Toll: Some Americans Devastated, Others Oblivious Supported by ByJulie Bosman, Patricia Cohen and Julie Turkewitz Jan. 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — Andrea Caviedes and her friend, Ximena Gumpel, live in the St. Louis suburbs, have two children and helped plan a Christmas party together, but when it comes to the partial federal shutdown, now finishing its third week, they might as well live in different countries. Ms. Caviedes, 42, a furloughed bilingual loan processor in the Agriculture Department’s rural development program, spent the week visiting her church’s food pantry, applying for unemployment insurance and job hunting at Walmart and Walgreens. “It has been terrible,” said Ms. Caviedes, a single mother whose 10-year-old son is partially … [Read more...] about Federal Shutdown’s Uneven Toll: Some Americans Devastated, Others Oblivious
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........We can summarize 2018 in two words:It boofed.We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid.ADVERTISEMENTSkipAs was 2018.In spades. Syndicated columnist and comedian Dave Barry, of Miami, performs as apart of the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Thursday Jan. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mitchell Zachs/HO)What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, manmade atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes … [Read more...] about Dave Barry: Can you believe it?
At the Grand Hand Gallery on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, two new owners in their late 50s and 60s are making a go of it despite limited experience working retail. The gallery reopened in November after a monthlong hiatus for remodeling and rebranding — the “W2” on the outdoor name plate stands for “two women” or “women squared,” take your pick. Local artistry, poetry readings, music performances and other in-store shows are all slated to begin in February. “It’s not easy. People can go online,” acknowledged Mary Whitney, standing with her new business partner, Cathy Weyerhaeuser, surrounded by locally sourced bowls, soaps and art crafts. “But you can’t see the glaze. You can’t pick up the pottery.” Along Grand Avenue, their enthusiasm is echoed by the proprietors of the recently expanded Golden Fig Fine Foods, as well as a string of new restaurants — Red Rabbit, Hyacinth, Grand Catch and the … [Read more...] about On St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, new arrivals and notable departures raise concerns