Barbara Corcoran says homebuyers are ‘depressed for good reason’ [Video]

Home prices in the U.S. have skyrocketed as a shortage of homes for sale has been fueling bidding wars — a good thing for sellers but not so much for buyers.

The housing market has been a bright spot through most of the COVID-19 pandemic, as other parts of the economy like leisure and travel suffered. Historically low interest rates in 2020, pent-up demand for bigger homes (as millions of Americans began working from home full-time), and record low inventory (even prior to the pandemic) has elevated sales activity.

“From what I’m seeing the buyers are panicked, depressed for good

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Bitcoin Conference coming to College Station virtually, talking technology, business, finance, law and regulation

COLLEGE STATION (CW39) The interest in Bitcoin has not slowed down and people around the world are still jumping on board. That’s why Texas A&M University hopes to help educate everyone about the Bitcoin and is hosting a conference to do just that .

The Bitcoin Conference takes place April 16-17 and is hosted by the Mays Innovation Research Center, a center of excellence within Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. This mostly virtual event will feature speakers from academia, industry and government, plus experts representing numerous aspects of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin

The conference, which will be held via

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CDC Small Business Finance Program Brings Business Banking Opportunities Directly to the People – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

CDC Small Business Finance Program Brings Business Banking Opportunities Directly to the People

Robert Villarreal, of CDC Small Business Finance, Elected to Opportunity Finance Network Board

Robert Villarreal is the Chief External Affairs Officer for the Los Angeles Branch of the CDC Small Business and Finance Program.  Villareal is unapologetic about his passion for creating financial opportunities to local businesses and people in communities of color.  He says that this pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Brown people and as the organization’s external affairs officer, he and his team are determined to help turn these disproportionate occurrences in to opportunities

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18 Massachusetts high schools add ‘Innovation Pathway’ programs to curriculum

WEST SPRINGFIELD — In an effort to further prepare students for careers after high school, the state has recognized 18 schools offering “Innovative Pathway” programs in everything from business and finance to manufacturing and health sciences.

“These early career programs provide students tremendous opportunities for future success in and out of the classroom by building partnerships with local employers to equip students with experience and knowledge in a growing field,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement.

In October 2019, Baker and Lt. Gov. Karen Polito announced the availability of $1.8 million in grants over three years from American Student

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“Big government” and other lies we live by: How one Orwellian concoction consumed America

“If people lived without accepting lies/ they would ripen like apples, and be scented like pippins/ in their old age,” wrote D.H. Lawrence in his poem “Beautiful Old Age.” Unfortunately, living with accepted lies is just an everyday part of being American.

Patently misleading words and phrases that could have come straight out of Orwell’s “1984” have long polluted our political language, yet continue to be taken at face value and used routinely. The most consequential has been the replacement of “war” by “defense” in the titles of the War Department and the secretary of war cabinet post in 1949,

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