Donald Trump hails economy after first year

President Trump marks his first year in office Saturday riding a wave of strong economic news, including a record-high stock market, a low unemployment rate and computer giant Apple’s decision to bring back hundreds of billions of dollars from overseas and create 20,000 U.S. jobs, spurred by Republican tax cuts. For the past year, Mr. Trump… Please follow and like us:

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Uninsured rate rose in Donald Trump’s first year: Gallup poll

An estimated 3.2 million Americans became uninsured during President Trump’s first year, Gallup said Tuesday in a survey that says rising premiums, declining competition in Obamacare markets and confusion over the GOP’s repeal plans drove the losses. The polling company said the uninsured rate stood at 12.2 percent at the end of last year, an increase… Please follow and like us:

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‘Internet of Things’ Devices Have Their Security Risks. How Regulators Should Address Them.

Most Americans own some sort of “smart” device, whether it’s a smartphone, a smart thermostat, or a smart fitness tracker. These devices are benefiting Americans in countless ways, from helping them become more energy-efficient, to saving money and even tracking their health. But many of these devices can also pose a security risk to unsuspecting consumers.… Please follow and like us:

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Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off US coasts

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the draft five-year leasing plan would commit 90… Please follow and like us:

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Trust in digital technology will be the internet’s next frontier, for 2018 and beyond

By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. Trust in online systems varies around the world. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com After decades of unbridled enthusiasm – bordering on addiction – about all things digital, the public may be losing trust in technology. Online information isn’t reliable, whether it appears in the form of news,… Please follow and like us:

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House and Senate Should Reconcile Their Bills to Replace Dodd-Frank

In June, the House passed the Financial CHOICE Act, a comprehensive financial regulatory reform bill that would replace large parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. Because the Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate, passing such a comprehensive reform package is difficult, at best. Nonetheless, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, led by… Please follow and like us:

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Trump economy: False predictions from the left

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Since the day Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, the Dow Jones industrial average has risen by some 35 percent, making the last 14 months one of the greatest bull market runs in history. Some $6 trillion of wealth has been created for Americans – which is very good news for the 55… Please follow and like us:

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9 things you’ll likely pay more for in 2018

With 2017 just about in our rear view, it’s a good time to remember that pretty much nothing stays static over an extended period. Prices are no exception. That’s why it’s important that we adjust our expectations (and our budget) for 2018. Unless you always buy in bulk and have loaded up gobs and gobs of… Please follow and like us:

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Three Huge, Totally Unexpected Surprises to Look for in 2018

Here are three leading examples of the conventional wisdom among Washington’s political experts about what will happen in 2018: Democrats will ride a “Blue Wave” of congressional campaign victories to retake control of Congress, gaining majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Only the richest Americans will benefit economically from passage of President Donald… Please follow and like us:

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Anti-Trump, Brexit doomsayers: We were wrong

Historically, it seems, the prospect of a freer economy in which business owners have fewer restrictions and workers keep more of their wages brings out the harbingers of doom. It was no different when British voters chose to leave the increasingly suffocating European Union and Americans elected businessman Donald Trump. Out came the predictions of a… Please follow and like us:

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Americans’ declining economic mobility is reflected yet again in fewer moves into new houses and apartments

Despite a long recovery and record streak of job growth, the share of Americans moving to a new location continued a steady decline in 2017, reaching a new post-World War II low, an indicator of a less mobile workforce that reflects both an aging society and economic problems facing younger workers. The decline marked the fifth… Please follow and like us:

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Republican tax plan headed to president

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate passed the sweeping GOP tax plan on near-party-line votes as congressional Republicans moved to give President Donald Trump his most significant legislative victory of the year — one that has come at a steep political cost. Polling indicates the $1.5-trillion package remains broadly unpopular, contributing to a political environment in… Please follow and like us:

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President Trump’s 2017 MAGA accomplishments

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2017: President Trump and his administration have generated an amazing number of wins for America and Americans. He is making good on his “MAGA” promise. The President’s lack of previous political experience has made his first-year rocky, to say the least. As Democrats, liberal media and political foes in both parties do everything… Please follow and like us:

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The average household is carrying almost $16,000 in credit card debt

There’s been so much good news on the economic front these days — from consumer confidence on the rise to a thriving stock market and strong jobs report — that you’d be forgiven for not noticing one of other things that is happening: Americans are doing quite bit more borrowing these days. We consumers are accumulating… Please follow and like us:

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The truth about how Facebook can affect your credit score

We all know that companies use the personal data we share online in various ways, but what many of us don’t know is how what we share on social media could affect our credit scores. Credit rating agency FICO and credit-reporting agencies like TransUnion look at all types of personal info and metrics to determine credit-worthiness… Please follow and like us:

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