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Financial Tips for Growing Your Agricultural Business

Given the success many ranchers and farmers have experienced over the past few years, we often hear of families or organizations looking to expand their agricultural business.   Many factors go into making sound financial decisions about your farm or other operation, which today include concerns like: increasing land values, higher interest rates on equipment and property, and fluctuating crop and livestock prices. Those in the industry know that the concerns don’t stop there. Plus, expanding an agricultural business can…

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He exposed himself in a Texas emergency room, cops say

A 5-year-old girl alerted her father to something strange in the lobby of a Texas hospital’s emergency room on Saturday, police say. Andres Villarreal, 26, had pulled down his pants while staring at the girl from behind a receptionist’s desk, Austin police reported in an affidavit. When the father confronted Villarreal, he discovered him masturbating behind the desk and asked him why, police wrote. “Why you up in my business,” Villarreal replied, before leaving the lobby. An Austin police officer…

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California Wine Country leaders say industry largely unscathed by October wildfires

Wine Country is open for business, and an early look at tourism activity and impacts to vineyards since the destructive October fires show the region’s signature industry may have gotten out mostly unscathed, industry leaders and state lawmakers said Friday. Of Sonoma County’s nearly 60,000 acres of vineyards, just 4 percent, or 2,400 acres, were in the fire…

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Bayside Coin, Pure Bliss among the businesses making changes

Plenty of business activity continues to take place in Whatcom County. Here’s a look at the latest: Bellingham’s Bayside Coin & Jewelry is moving from Barkley Village to 1732 Iowa St. In a Facebook post, the company said it is planning to reopen in its new space sometime this week. Firefly Lounge, which is going into the former Green Frog space at 1015 N. State St., is planning to reopen on April 20. Details about the live music venue can…

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Leucadia to Focus More on Financial Business

April 9, 2018 8:33 a.m. ET Leucadia National Corp. LUK -3.16% is doubling down on its largest business, financial services, as the conglomerate announced plans to trim its stake in a meat business and sell off interest in a car-dealership group. The company has proposed changing its name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc., which provides investment banking and capital-markets services, in what executives described as focusing on the “engine of opportunity.” The proposal will be brought to shareholders by Leucadia’s…

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Stocks: Mr Market is eccentric, it pays not to react to every behaviour

Mr Market is an eccentric man. Sometimes, he overreacts, but at other times he behaves normally. Sometimes he is either very depressed or is very excited. And it is our job to not react to his reactions. Since the peak of January 2018, the market has corrected around 8 per cent. The decline in smallcap and midcap stocks is well into double digits. It is evident that the market is unable to make up its mind in the short term.…

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JN Bank expands online offerings for business clients | News

The JN Bank has expanded its e-banking services to business clients on its JN LIVE Business online banking platform to include features such as file uploads and payments to other financial institutions. Ricardo Dystant, head of eBusiness at JN Bank, said that the upgrade of the JN LIVE Business, which was launched a year ago, is part of a broader digital strategy, that will improve the convenience and efficiency of everyday banking for members, as well as reduce queues and…

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Traffic ‘scare campaign’ driving visitors away from Gold Coast, small business group says – Sport

Updated April 09, 2018 15:12:39 Photo: Cafe owner Craig Johnston says slow trade has been “really sad and upsetting”. (ABC News: Ashleigh Stevenson) A scare campaign about traffic congestion has left traders out of pocket during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA) says. Some business operators have described parts of the city as a “ghost town”. Nobby’s Beach cafe owner Craig Johnston said the business bonanza that was promised had not eventuated. “It’s been…

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Sacramento movie rental store Awesome Video going out business

South Land Park institution Awesome Video kept its doors open long after Blockbuster shuttered its Sacramento locations as the internet and streaming services forever changed the way Americans watch movies. But on Sunday, the video rental store announced that the same forces that have taken down video rental chains and movie theaters across the country have finally hit Awesome Video. Sunday was its last day in business, but the store will re-open on April 15 from 12 p.m. to 6…

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Dutch work to attract post-Brexit business deals

Sweet tax deals, a business-friendly climate and an English-speaking population. The Netherlands is going all out to attract companies leaving Britain post-Brexit in search of a new EU-based home. With less than a year before Britain formally leaves the European Union at midnight on March 29, 2019, the Dutch government has deployed a small army of lobbyists hoping to persuade companies to pick Rotterdam or Amsterdam over Paris or Frankfurt for their new base. Via the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency…

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Ecomuseum Zoo expects influx of business with temporary Biodome closure – Montreal

There’s another place to get your furry fix while the Montreal Biodome is closed for renovations. The Ecomuseum Zoo is expecting to see an uptick in business as it fills the hole left by the temporary closure of the Montreal Biodome. “This year we are already ahead of last year,” Ecomuseum director general David Rodrigue said. “There is a need and demand for people to visit institutions like ours so most likely, the fact that the Biodome is closing there should be more…

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Saudi crown prince’s visit to focus on culture, tourism and business

LONDON: The visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Paris will include meetings with French business leaders and plans to build trade ties focused on “investments in the future.” The two countries have a strong history of bilateral trade relations within the defense, infrastructure and aerospace sectors. Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls signed €10 billion worth of contracts in October 2015 in the fields of aerospace and military contracts on behalf of Airbus, transport, energy, health and…

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Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’: April 9, 2018

Douglas Clarke, of Bovina, N.Y. and New York City, has joined the staff of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties to work out of the company’s Margaretville office. A licensed real estate salesperson, Clarke is entering real estate sales after years in the hospitality industry and more than a decade as an intensive care nurse. Originally from Philadelphia, he spent his summers growing up in rural Ireland, an experience he says helped draw him to the region. He will make himself available…

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Jake’s million-dollar coconut bowl business

Jake McKeon was on a surf holiday to Bali when he came across some carved coconut shells with paintings on them at a local market. Jake McKeon came up with the idea for Coconut Bowls on a surf trip to Bali. Photo: Justin McManus “At the time I had a health food business and I thought ‘wow, if we just had a natural coconut shell with this craftsmanship my customers would buy them,’ ” McKeon says. “So I packed my…

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Business Notes – April 8

Appetizers, campfire jambalaya, veggies and sweet treats will be prepared by Chef Mike Scofield. Two campers will be on display indoors along with those parked close to the building. Outdoor camper tours will be provided upon request. As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, register online or call 218-829-2838. The event will also be live on Facebook at 5:40 p.m. Unity Bank hosts Business After Hours in Crosby Unity Bank will Business After…

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