Archive for February 5th, 2017

Ivanka Trump’s clothing line has had a rough week

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Coca-Cola has shelled out for two ads during the Super Bowl this year, but the spot it aired in the pre-game commercial break is likely to be the one that will get most people talking.

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The six biggest U.S. banks could potentially return more than $100 billion in capital to investors over time through dividends and share buybacks if the Trump administration succeeds in a push to loosen bank regulation.

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The end of the US dollar’s downside correction, which we see having begun in mid-December, following the Fed hike rather than the start of the New Year, is proving more elusive than we anticipated. Our reading of the technical condition and the weak close before the weekend warns of the downside risks.
The verbal intervention by the new US Administration and the unexpected weakness in wage growth may be factors extending the correction. Nevertheless, we continue to view the dollar’s pullback as corrective in nature and not the end of the bull run, and still see the macroeconomic…

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Regina Elsea of Chambers County, Alabama, had her work cut out for her.

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Neil Gorsuch is about the best we could expect to see for a Supreme Court appointment. Gorsuch advocates inching away from one of the worst doctrines infecting courts: “judicial deference”–the subordination of the courts to Congress.
Conservatives’ opposition to “activist” courts represents the same mistake. The notion that the courts should be passive means that courts should assume that laws passed by the legislature are Constitutional, not meddle, not “make law.”
But the courts are the defenders of the Constitution, and the Supreme Court is the Constitution’s ultimate defender. A…

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<p>The Trump presidency is fast becoming a minefield for business – especially retailers and service companies that rely on consumers for their sales. In fact, the combination of an opinionated president delivering on many of his controversial campaign promises with a vigor rarely seen and the ever-growing power of social media to affect behavior can be lethal.</p>

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<p>Fidelity Investment’s average 401(k) balance hit an all-time high of $92,500 at the end of last year, up 4,300 from a year ago and above the previous high of $92,100 in early 2015. Fidelity, one nation’s largest investment firms, cited both increasing contributions and rising stock prices.</p>

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After two tours in Iraq, Nick Baucom started Two Moving Marines, which now employs 100 other vets.

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