Sales of exotic automobiles rev up

Sales of high-priced, powerful “exotic” cars are revving up. In Sacramento and statewide, sales of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and other high-end makes are quadrupling in some cases. And that’s despite price tags of $181,000 and up.


Stay on top of IRA withdrawals

Retired taxpayers who turned 70 1/2 in 2014 face a deadline of Wednesday, April 1, to take their first required minimum distribution from their retirement accounts.


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City committees by other names? Not so sweet

The City Council adopted Modesto’s latest strategic plan this week. The plan covers important issues, but offers unintentional comedic relief in renaming three of the council’s four subcommittees. The new names are vague, a mouthful to say, and raise the wrong kinds of questions for the city.