Archive for February 21st, 2017

You can get rid of your PMI sooner than your lender will do it automatically.

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U.S. railroad operator CSX Corp will cut 1,000 management employees and its chief executive will retire in May, a company spokesman said on Tuesday, as activist investor Mantle Ridge LP pushes to shake up the company's board.

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Imagine that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, which handles antitrust issues, suddenly decided to do the following: (1) charge Hyundai with alleged antitrust violations regarding its patents, in order to force Hyundai to surrender its patented technologies and thus give U.S. automakers unfair market and technology advantages; (2) hammer Hyundai with a 0 million USD fine; and (3) violate a carefully negotiated and constructed bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea.In the above scenario, Hyundai and automakers worldwide would loudly cry foul….

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Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. 

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Cronyism, or politicians and bureaucrats putting the interests of favored groups above those of average Americans, has created a two-tiered society in America. Author Amity Shlaes has referred to those compelled to pay for policies that benefit a select few as “the forgotten.” Today, we still have an entire segment of the population that falls into this category. Why have we not learned from the past, and what we can do to fix this problem going forward? On Thursday, Ms. Shlaes and I will discuss these questions in person, but what follows demonstrates why this conversation is so…

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Walmart is warning against President Trump's proposed border adjustment tax, saying it would raise the cost of goods for US shoppers. 

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Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.The revised agreement announced Tuesday eases investor worries that Verizon Communications Inc. would demand a discount of at least $1 billion or cancel the deal entirely.The…

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Lured by low interest rates, low gas prices, and a crop of seductive vehicles that are faster, smarter, and more efficient than ever before, American drivers are increasingly riding in style. 

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Not all of them are struggling.

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<p>The wealthiest among us could afford to drive just about any luxury car on the road — Ferraris, Jaguars, Porsches — you name it.</p>

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<p>U.S. equities kicked off the week on the right foot, notching fresh record highs Tuesday following a key naming by the Trump administration and corporate earnings.</p>

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<p>U.S. equities kicked off Tuesday trading on the right foot, notching fresh record highs following a key naming by the Trump administration and corporate earnings.</p>

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U.S. stock index futures are poised for a slightly higher open on Tuesday as traders eyed a deluge of earnings reports.

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There are 2,473 billionaires in the world by a new count, and how they got their money and what they plan to do with it are matters of global importance.

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Lured by low interest rates, low gas prices, and a crop of seductive vehicles that are faster, smarter, and more efficient than ever before, American drivers are increasingly riding in style.&nbsp;

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