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CYBERSPACE SIGHTING: Government launches new website for student loan borrowers

April 29, 2016

By Kevin Freking Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs. The move is part of an effort the Obama administration is undertaking ...

ADR SPOTLIGHT--Trust and trust busters: Why we need trust in a negotiation and ways we can build or destroy it

April 29, 2016

By Antoinette Raheem Trust is essential in any resolution I, and I know many other mediators, believe trust is essential in any negotiation or mediation. (In this article I will use the term negotiation to encompass both negotiation and mediation, since mediation ...

MY TURN: A neighbor who's always full of 'Hope'

April 29, 2016

Good fences, it has been said, make good neighbors. The witticism has been attributed to American poet Robert Frost, who knew plenty about the road "less traveled" in a literal and figurative sense. He also undoubtedly knew that a bad neighbor is ...

TAKING STOCK: An Uber disappointment

April 29, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: Our Morgan Stanley stockbroker will let us get in early on Uber stock, but we'd have to invest a minimum of $250,000. We have the money, but investing that much in one stock makes me nervous. Morgan Stanley says Uber is worth $63 billion, and ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Peak experiences in our lives

April 29, 2016

By Fred Cavaiani This past Sunday, we celebrated our granddaughter Gabriela's First Communion. She has one older sister and two younger sisters. It was a joyful event. Our family does sacred events in a big way. My daughter and her husband rented a banquet ...

TAKING STOCK: Apple's Core

April 29, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 100 shares of Apple at $129 last June, believing it could move up to $200. I'm down by 21 points. What's your opinion? Do you think I should sell Apple? -SA, Oklahoma City Dear SA: Apple (AAPL-$108) is the world's most valuable enterprise, ...