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For your next project, make sure the price is right

“However, most older structures will need to be substantially reinforced and brought up to current building code, which can increase overall project costs” writes Special To Nwhomes for seattletimes.com. When you’re planning a kitchen, bathroom or whole-home remodel, the material costs add up quickly.Every remodeling firm sets pricing based on business expenses. Source: seattletimes.com

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Here’s exactly what it costs to own my 3-bedroom, 2,700-square foot home on 2.3 acres in rural New Hampshire

“Here’s exactly what it costs to live in my three-bedroom, 2,700-square foot home on 2.3 acres in rural New Hampshire” writes Kelly Burch for businessinsider.com. There are certainly added expenses to living rural (including ones not mentioned here, like the extra gas money is takes to get, well, anywhere).However, the low housing expenses and limited options for shopping and dining out keep our monthly spending low. Source: businessinsider.com

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek costs a few hundred dollars more

“Not too much changes for the 2020 model year, but Subaru will offer its rear-seat reminder technology on all Crosstrek models” writes Sean Szymkowski for cnet.com. It’s new model year time for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, and the new year brings price increases across the board for the popular compact crossover.Subaru revealed on Thursday that the starting price will inch upward $285 when accounting for a pricier destination charge. Source: cnet.com

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The Left has a plan — let’s pay $7 trillion more for healthcare without any improvement in care

“Medicare for All would actually cause federal government spending to increase by $34 trillion over 10 years, not $33 trillion” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Some of the Democrats running for president, particularly Elizabeth Warren, are already dishonest about their plans to raise taxes to finance Medicare for All.In other words, instead of bending the cost curve downward for the public and private entities and individuals who finance healthcare, Medicare for All would increase healthcare costs over what is currently projected.Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All, as it is inaptly named, is not only…

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Warren reviewing ‘Medicare for all’ funding options after getting pressed on taxes

“She’s reviewing the revenue options suggested by the 2016 Bernie campaign along with other revenue options” reports washingtonexaminer.com. In total, national health spending would reach $59 trillion under the Medicare for All plan.The bill does not contain a funding mechanism, but Sanders has acknowledged that the reform would mean raising middle-class taxes. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Profit for online retailer ASOS falls 68% on costs

“SOS PLC said Wednesday that pretax profit fell 68% in fiscal 2019 after investing in building a larger scale in both the EU and U.S., but said it has started the new fiscal year well” writes Sabela Ojea for marketwatch.com. The U.K. online retailer ASC, +10.55%  mainly attributed its more “disruptive than expected” performance to warehouse transitions in the U.S. and Europe, which resulted in costs of 45 million pounds ($57.1 million), but said its sales grew in all of its markets.The London-listed company made a pretax profit of GBP33.1…

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Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini and more: How to order everything Google just announced

“A single router starts at $149, a two-pack with the Nest Wifi Router and one Nest Wifi Point costs $269, while a three-pack with two Nest Wifi Points costs $349” writes Matt Elliott for cnet.com. You’ll need to wait until next spring for the new Pixel Buds, but you’ll be able to put your preorder in today for the rest, including the Pixel 4 phones, Pixelbook Go laptop, Nest Mini speaker and Nest Wifi mesh router.The Nest Wifi system starts shipping on Nov. 4 and you can preorder it today. Source:…

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Warren takes heat: 2020 rivals gang up on Massachusetts Democrat

“She promised that overall costs, presumably healthcare costs and taxes, would go down for middle-class earners, but would not say whether taxes would increase” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Elizabeth Warren a new font-runner in many presidential primary polls, her Democratic rivals took sharper aim at one of her weaknesses during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary debate: her honesty about middle-class taxes to fund her healthcare plan.She again avoided giving a yes-or-no at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate. “I will not sign a bill into law that does not lower costs for middle-class families,”…

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Elizabeth Warren’s stubborn dishonesty on raising middle-class taxes

“But they still think of property taxes as taxes and increases in property taxes as tax increases” reports washingtonexaminer.com. For instance, people may believe that paying property taxes and sending their kids to public school is a good deal on net.Elizabeth Warren deservedly drew heat from several rivals over her stubborn refusal to acknowledge that implementing a $32 trillion plan to provide free health insurance to everybody would require increasing middle-class taxes. Warren wants us to envy the social welfare systems of other countries while ignoring their tax systems.Warren, whenever…

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