Buy Local Week chance to support local businesses

Filed on 30. Nov, 2008 in Contributors

  Whatcom County’s 6th annual ‘Buy Local Week’ is December 1-7, and this year that message is more important than ever before. The financial markets crisis affects us, particularly those nearing retirement and already retired. We face increasing commodity prices that influence the cost of daily necessities. The correction in the nationally over-heated housing and [...]

Riding the roller coaster

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contributors

What a month this has been! Let’s have a quick recap:   The stock market plunges. In one month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost a couple thousand points and stocks have lost about $7 trillion in value (yes, that’s trillion with a “t”).   The U.S. dollar is up. The strength of the [...]

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