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News From the Control Tower - 4/14/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.

This week’s reads include:

1.       Farmer Prepares for Planting Along Front Lines in Ukraine

Many Ukrainian farmers face an uphill battle to plant their crops amid the ongoing war with Russia. But the resolve to complete spring fieldwork is undeniable, even surrounded by the horrors of the bloody conflict.

2.       As Remote Work Becomes Permanent, Can Manhattan Adapt?

With more companies adopting hybrid work, New York City’s economy, which relies on commuters and full office buildings, faces an uncertain future.

3.       They Faced Foreclosure Not From Their Mortgage Lender, but From Their HOA

 While most homeowners associations refrain from the “last resort” of foreclosing on residents, some Colorado communities have moved time and again to take members’ homes.

4.       Denver’s broken childcare system forced this single mom to declare bankruptcy

“You can only get kicked down so many times before you’re just not able to get back up again”

5.       The Fortunes of MacKenzie Scott

Three decades after worrying about making rent, she is now giving away billions — all while trying to keep herself out of the spotlight.

Bonus: Dozens of hungry sea lions have taken over a fish farm off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Conservationists worry about risk of escaped farmed salmon or sea lions drowning