Category Archives: Economy

Corporate Tax Cuts? Get Ready to Wait

One of the predominant market drivers throughout 2017 has been the prospect of significant corporate tax cuts. The proposed rate reduction to 20% is a big deal for U.S companies across the board, especially smaller companies such as those in … Continue reading

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Strong Growth in US Economy Despite Increasing Costs

Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, the US economy has struggled to grow substantially. Within the past year, S&P 500 companies have shown signs of increased sales as well as increased spending. This is largely in part due to the … Continue reading

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Dow Closes Above 23,000 for First Time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time as this year’s stock-market rally continues. The bull market continues strong for its ninth year now as the Dow sets another closing record for the year, up 17% … Continue reading

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Iran to Deal with France’s Total as International Sanctions are Lifted

One of the largest oil companies in France has agreed to purchase hundreds of thousands of barrels of Iranian Crude a day. Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, has decided to allow France’s Total SA to spur the oil industry through its … Continue reading

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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged in November, December Hike on the Table

As expected by the entire market, the Federal Reserve chose to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming presidential election next Tuesday. The benchmark federal funds rate still sits at a target range of 0.25%-0.5% after the … Continue reading

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Keeping an Eye on Ireland

As a result of the Brexit vote earlier this year, Ireland intends on cutting down its debt to keep the economy afloat despite the damage to their exporting industry due to the British pound’s sharp decline. Minister of Finance Michael … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Blow Up the Labor Force

In the recent election climate, a startling statistic regarding unemployment in the United States has surfaced: more than 94 million Americans over the age of 15 are not employed and not looking for employment. However, this number is severely skewed … Continue reading

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