Mulvaney’s first funding request for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: zero

WASHINGTON — In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing. “This letter is to inform you that for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, the Bureau is requesting $0,” he wrote Wednesday to Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, which… Please follow and like us:

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Wall Street on Cloud Nine since Trump’s election

The bronze sculpture of a bull that stands near the New York Stock Exchange serves as a symbol of Wall Street’s power perhaps this year more than ever. Since President Donald Trump took office a year ago, the principal US stock indexes have gained by leaps and bounds, hitting a record string of records. “I have… Please follow and like us:

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Real Estate, Stock Market, Business and Economic U.S. Market Trends in 2018

At FAS CPA & Consultants we are committed to bring extra value to our current and prospective clients. This year, we are including a new feature in our blogs – quarterly reports to investigate, digest and present the economic, investment and real estate market trends in 2018. If you haven’t yet subscribed, now would be a… Please follow and like us:

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Asia markets extend rally as Hong Kong eyes record

Asian traders continued their blistering start to the year on Monday with most markets rising and Hong Kong within spitting distance of its record high, while the euro extended its gains against the dollar. Wall Street once again provided a strong lead on the back of optimism about corporate earnings in light of Donald Trump’s tax… Please follow and like us:

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Judge denies injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as consumer bureau’s acting director

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The judge sided with Mulvaney — President Donald Trump’s choice for the interim position — over Leandra English, the agency’s deputy director who has said she is the rightful acting director.… Please follow and like us:

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Robert Reed: An Amazon-Target deal would mean a very different shopping experience

Sooner rather than later, Amazon is going to buy a big, well-known, traditional retailer. When it does, expect the e-commerce giant to take aim at Target. This is not an idle stretch of the imagination or investor whimsy. A respected tech industry analyst, Gene Munster, has boldly predicted Amazon will acquire Minneapolis-based Target, most likely this… Please follow and like us:

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Corp Americas New Way To Steal From You: ARBITRATION – America’s Lawyer

To learn more about this topic, visit AL.Law Via America’s Lawyer: Mike Papantonio discusses, how businesses have been stripping American consumers of their rights with binding arbitration clauses that they tuck into their contracts with attorney, Tim O’ Brien. Transcript of the above video: Mike Papantonio: One of the biggest scams ever collectively pulled off by… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Rally: The 2018 Sequel? Dow breaks 25,000, heads higher

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2018: During the last two weeks of December 2017, we and our portfolios were essentially out of action. From the looks of it, most investors deserted the field as well, save for a small but intrepid band of tax-loss sellers, shorts and permabears, all of whom enjoyed hammering the market down whenever they… Please follow and like us:

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Dow hits 25,000 points for 1st time on US hiring data

The Dow shot above 25,000 points for the first time Thursday as strong US private-sector hiring data extended a stocks rally already boosted by the recent US tax reform. US stocks opened 2018 in full-throttle bull market mode, bidding stocks up and continuing the succession of records seen last year, especially following the massive tax cut… Please follow and like us:

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Merrill Lynch Bans Bitcoin Trading

Wealth management firm Merrill Lynch has blocked all of its clients and financial advisers who manage money for clients from trading Bitcoin over fears of instability relating to the cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported. The ban will keep the firm’s nearly 17,000 financial advisers from suggesting Bitcoin-related investments and advises against client requests to invest… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin’s Price Surged From $1,000 To Over $13,000 In One Year

The price of bitcoin was one of the biggest Wall Street stories of 2017. At one point, the digital currency surged more than 1,900 percent. On Jan. 1, 2017, the price of bitcoin passed $1,000 for the first time on CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index since early January 2014. On Jan. 1, 2018, the price of bitcoin… 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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Broker Charged With Illegally Accepting $1M in Cash Kickbacks: Enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a Wall Street stockbroker with illegally accepting more than $1 million in undisclosed kickbacks for giving certain customers preferential access to lucrative inital public offerings, enabling them to reap major trading profits in the secondary markets. The SEC alleges that Brian Hirsch subverted allocation policies and procedures at two brokerage… Please follow and like us:

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Northrop-Orbital: A Sound Merger In Law And Policy

Wall Street investors and Wall Street analysts, along with the Department of Justice, are pondering Disney’s massive acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox, a consolidation that may reshape the entertainment industry landscape. While defense mergers rarely involve anyone’s favorite movies and are financial dwarves compared to ones like 21st Century Fox and Disney, they remain… Please follow and like us:

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2017: The year the bitcoin craze reached Wall Street

Bitcoin burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is. The cryptocurrency’s rise is also pushing regulators to consider taking action after years of simply urging caution. Bitcoin started the year at $1,000 per unit in January but by mid-December… Please follow and like us:

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