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MV prepares for super business

Participating Mountain View businesses will offer special deals through Sunday as part of Chamber of Commerce Mountain View and the Central Business Association’s Super Bowl 50 festivities.

During game week, black and gold posters denote participating businesses.


Los Altos

10490 W. Loyola Drive, Johnson Trust to West Loyola Drive Limited for $2,500,000

Mountain View

219 Carmelita Drive, Williamson Trust to Canyongate Bay for $1,820,000

City's new business liaison looks to boost local economy

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jennifer Quinn, Los Altos’ new economic development manager, has spent the past seven months becoming acquainted with local business owners and developing programs to support their work.

Jennifer Quinn wants to know what drives Los Altos’ economy.

For the past seven months, the city’s new economic development manager has taken steps to learn the landscape.

Earnings determine stock moves

With the Dow Jones industrial average in a bearish state, investors should take a more cautious approach to the stock market in 2016. Fourth-quarter earnings season begins with the average U.S stock down more than 10 percent since Dec. 29.

Maximizing financial aid for college using 529 plans

I wrote in 2014 about a strategy involving 529 plans designed to maximize the financial aid a college student could receive. To summarize the original strategy: If you split your savings into two 529 plans – 75 percent in one owned by the student’s parents and 25 percent in one owned by the student’s grandparents – you will minimize the impact the funds in those plans will have on your expected family contribution each year and consequently maximize the financial aid your student potentially may be offered throughout his or her college career.

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