ANALYSIS: “Formation”

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ANALYSIS: “Formation” was such a smash (complete with that performance at the Super Bowl) that this is likely Beyonc’s category to lose. Otherwise, the nominees aren’t too shocking as all of the songs were big hits. Many thought Justin Timberlake’s inescapable “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” could make an appearance here, but it wound up in the “best song written for visual media” category, since it’s from the “Trolls” soundtrack.

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (WNEM) Any college student will tell you one thing, the cost going to school continues to soar. Last month, Central Michigan University raised tuition by 2.9 percent. But on the corner of Michigan and Main Streets, sits the Pineapple Express.”He doesn’t treat you any less than himself,” said Anthony Candelario, an employee.Ryan Swindlehurst, 21 is a student at CMU and is a business entrepreneur.

Revenue for Ambarella dipped 2% to $310.3 million last year, mainly due to GoPro’s slowdown. Sales are expected to remain flat this year, before accelerating next year as its dependence on the action camera market declines. On the bottom line, pressures from sluggish chip sales, higher expenses, and pricing pressure from rivals in China caused its earnings to fall 12% last year.

“It a significant cost,” said the association Government Affairs Manager Mike Pattisson. “We already in a housing affordability crisis and a steep increase like this only makes the situation worse. Pattison worries the increase in Puget Sound area home prices will put the American dream out of reach for many, he says the housing market is at least healthy enough to prevent many construction job losses here.

And that astronomical figure does not include the cost of the land.Mail call: Among this week’s missives all of which arrived electronically was a thoughtful offering by Kathy Lund of the Rocklin City Council.Setting the hook firmly, she opened by claiming she’s a constant reader and enjoys my scribblings.She agreed that the Auburn City Council should be lauded for trying to make things a bit easier for local merchants. The reference, of course, was to the Wholesale football Jerseys recent vote to relax the city’s sign ordinance, thus allowing banners, balloons and other gewgaws in order to attract vitally needed customers.But then Lund took gentle umbrage at my claim that other municipalities should do likewise.She pointed out that Rocklin’s planning commission just finished a hearing on that very issue, and that the city council had it on the very next agenda.”We in Rocklin listen to, and value our businesses,” she wrote, adding, “The chamber (of commerce) and several businesses asked us to look into (our) sign ordinance. The proposed changes waive some fees and permits, reduce some, and waive others.”Thank you Kathy, for both setting the record straight, and for caring about small businesses.For too long many governmental entities have viewedso called Mom and Pop operations as just something else to tax in order to finance yet another vote buying scheme.

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Added: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 3:39


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