Why Trump's Proposed Social Security Cuts Are a Mirage

Posted on Top Stories at 3:12 pm on June 18, 2017 by by admin


President Trump released his proposed 2018 budget in late May, and it included a wide variety of cuts to various social programs. One of the reductions that got the most attention was the budget’s plan to decrease spending on Social Security disability benefits, which many opponents argued violated the president’s promise during his campaign not Read more

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4 Indications That Make it Painfully Obvious Trumpcare Is in Deep Trouble

Posted on Top Stories at 2:06 pm on June 18, 2017 by by admin


When Donald Trump won the November presidential election, it was assumed by many that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, was running on borrowed time. Trump had campaigned heavily on the idea that Obamacare would be repealed and replaced shortly after taking office. Considering that Republicans retained their majorities in both Read more

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What Happened in the Stock Market Today

Posted on Top Stories at 12:59 pm on June 18, 2017 by by admin


Stocks were generally flat on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI)  up slightly and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC)  eking out a tiny gain. Today’s stock market Index Percentage Change Point Change Dow 0.11% 24.38 S&P 500 0.03% 0.69 Data source: Yahoo! Finance. Turning to individual stocks, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced a Read more

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Brexit talks begin; Vermont reconsiders marijuana bill; tech council to meet

Posted on Money Markets at 12:00 pm on June 18, 2017 by by admin


The Brexit effect on markets 1. Brexit talks begin: On Monday, nearly a year after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, it will begin the tricky process of hammering out the details of the divorce. It looks like it’s going to be a messy breakup. Last week’s general election left Prime Minister Theresa Read more

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Relax With These Leisure Stocks

Posted on Top Stories at 11:54 am on June 18, 2017 by by admin


The stock market has strong sectors that have almost nothing to do with semiconductors.  Can you believe it?  It seems of late that technology has been the only space that investors are focused on, but there is more to the market that just chips.   I looked at the Zacks Industry Rank and found a Read more

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