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Salome’s Stars

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice...

Salome’s Stars

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) New opportunities spring up for the Arians. Kick up those heels and go, go, go for them. Remember, someone special will be rooting for your success

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Indulge in your love of beauty. Buy something marvelous for your home, then plan a romantic dinner at a special place with your special person.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your diligent search for the truth pays off. You can now go ahead and make a decision fully armed with the facts. But expect some resistance to your plans.

CANCER: (June 21 to July 22) Travel is favored, but be prepared to be flexible in planning your trip. A family situation may cause you to delay your original...

Financial advice: Understanding the appeal of fixed, fixed indexed annuities in retirement planning

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Annuities often come into the conversation when considering retirement planning and investment options. While it’s true that annuities have their drawbacks, many of these cons can be effectively managed or countered, making them a viable option for certain investors. It’s essential to understand the distinctions between different types of annuities, such as fixed and fixed indexed annuities, which are fundamentally different from other high-risk investment options and are more suited to conservative investors, particularly those of retirement age.

Fixed annuities offer a guaranteed return over the contract term, providing a stable and predictable income stream...

N.M. leaders urge Biden Administration to provide clean energy tax credits

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., sent a letter urging the Biden administration to adopt rules that facilitate smooth implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s prevailing wage and registered apprenticeship tax credits.

The tax credits are intended to provide tens of thousands of electricians, metalworkers, welders, and other workers with good pay, training, and apprenticeships to build the clean energy workforce pipeline for the next generation. In the letter, the senators pressed the administration to make the process of receiving these tax credits...

Don’t forget your shacket

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It’s that time of year: is it spring yet? Or is it summer? Wait, is it going to get cold again? What? There’s snow in the forecast this week? Marpril in Central Indiana is like a box of chocolates, assuming that box of chocolates was insane and had a personal vendetta against you and your garden.

Enter the shacket. While in New England, a shacket is another name for a yellowjacket or hornet, I’m not talking about flying insects with miniature needles on their butts. No, I’m talking about a piece of clothing hybrid of a shirt and a jacket. It’s a shacket. Picture a thick, slightly oversized flannel shirt for which retailers can charge $130 and you’ll get a good idea of what...
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