Archive for May 11th, 2017

We take a look at properties in Washington and around the country at that price point.

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McDonald’s major goal for 2017? To win back customers and regain the more than 500 million visits lost in the last five years. And the golden arches is fighting back with vengeance, as we reveal.

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Most people who buy Obamacare plans on government exchanges get financial aid, but millions of other customers pay full prices for their health insurance.

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The White House's decision to let only a Russian photographer into Trump's Oval Office meeting has turned out uglyBy barring all press but a Russian photographer from President Donald Trump’s meeting with…

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Adam Smith, as he usually did, had it absolutely right when he pointed out in The Wealth of Nations that “(p)eople of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public …”. Except sometimes they manage to engage in such a conspiracy without meeting together, without having a conversation, and without even being on the same side. To wit, Boeing’s anti-dumping petition against Bombardier. It isn’t that Boeing is objecting to mercantilism; just to the fact that someone in addition to themselves is…

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The price of oil has confounded most mainstream predictions. This has been true for much more than the past year, of course, when going back to 2014 the price was thought exceptionally stable. Everyone knew the US was pumping massive quantities out of newly developed shale fields, but until that summer it was believed that an accelerating global economy (demand) would easily absorb the excess. Even when oil prices crashed at the start of 2015, it was proclaimed nothing but a supply glut and therefore a transitory issue not worth notice or concern.
Two years later, we are…

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On a drizzly May afternoon, a man in gray sweatpants and a black Bengals hoodie sold a half-gram of heroin for $70 inside a dingy market on the west side of Cincinnati. The buyer was a plainclothes police officer; the seller was promptly handcuffed. The bust was the first of two that a team of local police would make that Thursday and one of several heroin-related cases to cross their radios: Three people overdosed, and another was caught driving under the influence. Compared with some days in their district, it was pretty slow.

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Trump rails against the Navy's new catapult systemPresident Donald Trump apparently doesn’t like digital. In an interview with Time magazine…

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From March 10 through April 11, the Japanese yen was the strongest currency in the world. It appreciated 4.7% against the dollar. Among the majors, sterling can in second place with a 2.7% gain. Among emerging market currencies, the yen edged past the Mexican peso’s 4.4% rise.
That was then. This is now. Since April 11, the yen is the world’s weakest currency. It lost 3.6% against the greenback. The Canadian dollar is a close second with a 3.3% decline. In the emerging market space, the Chilean peso has been the worst performer, nursing a 2.7% loss.
The reversal of the yen lines up well, with…

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Yes, you can collect on your ex's Social SecurityIf you meet certain criteria, you can collect a benefit based on your former spouse's work record.

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After sitting on the sidelines for a decade, millennials are buying homes en masse, promising to kick the already strong housing market into higher gear.

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<p>Wells Fargo management unveiled $2 billion in new cost cuts ahead of presentations at the bank's investor day Thursday as the scandal-hit lender hopes to appeal to skeptical investors on the heels of disappointing first-quarter earnings.</p>

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The Washington Post issued a strange correction about Spicer hiding in the White House bushesThe Washington Post issued a strange correction that immediately went viral about White…

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James Comey is said to have expressed worries about Trump before his firingFormer FBI Director James Comey reportedly was at odds with President Donald Trump long before…

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