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How the economy is playing in five close House races

/   Lydia DePillis, CNN

All of them play out against the backdrop of whatever’s going on in the economy, and whether voters feel they have more jobs and better wages because of the party in power.

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Opportunity Zones Conference Brings Excitement, Anticipation

/   Brad Stanhope, Novogradac

The inaugural Novogradac Opportunity Zones Conference was in The Big Easy–and while the opportunity zones (OZ) incentive is potentially big, it’s not easy.

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How ‘Opportunity Zones’ Could Transform Communities

/   Anne Kim, Governing Magazine

Twenty years ago, the rural hamlet of South Boston, Va., was a thriving blue-collar, middle-class community.

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Heard the buzz about opportunity zone funds? Here’s the skinny

/   Sarah O'Brien, CNBC

At the end of last year, $6.1 trillion in capital gains was sitting in mutual funds, stocks and corporations that investors had not cashed in, according to the Economic Innovation Group.

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Treasury’s Opportunity Zones Guidance Answers Many Key Questions

/   Michael Novogradac, Novogradac

The starting gates opened months ago for opportunity zones (OZs)–as the U.S. Treasury Department designated OZs and determined that qualified opportunity funds would self-certify.

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A Google in Newark? VCs Hit Snag in New Tax Break for Poor Areas

/   Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg

Dan Borok got excited when last year’s Republican tax overhaul included a provision that stood to help his venture capital firm pursue its mission of funding businesses and creating jobs in Newark, New Jersey.

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