Archive for July 5th, 2017

As prices plunge, small dairy farms are feeling the squeeze from their giant competitors — and questioning their “organic” bona fides.

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I recently argued that todays stock market is not at all like the 1997-2001 dot-com bubble and that, in fact,the simple benchmark developed by John Burr Williams, the original value investor, indicates that investors can anticipate a long-term return on the S&P 500 that will be well above the return on Treasury bonds. Today, I look at another investment benchmark that suggests that stocks are not at all bubbly.
Robert Schiller, Yales famed bubble bellwether, has cautioned that his cyclically adjusted price-earningsratio (CAPE) is at an unusually high level, which is often a prelude to a…

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Neither Republicans nor Democrats appear to be addressing why health is fundamentally expensive — or what to do about it

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<p>A divided Federal Reserve policy committee couldn’t reach agreement in June on the timing of when to begin shrinking its massive balance sheet, according to minutes of the meeting.</p>

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The future of grocery shopping got a little closer with online giant Amazon's announced purchase of Whole Foods last month.&nbsp;

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<p>Tesla'S shares fell to their lowest level in more than a month after the electric-car maker reported flattening sales ahead of introducing a Model 3 sedan that buyers still know little about.</p>

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Two major changes in the mortgage market go into effect this month, and both could help millions more borrowers qualify for a home loan.

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Illinois, already the lowest-rated U.S. state, took another step on Tuesday to ward off a deepening budget crisis and the imminent risk of becoming the first state ever branded with a junk bond rating.

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For Fed Pacheco, it was a long journey from motocurious to motorcyclist.

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Crude oil fell, snapping the longest winning streak this year, as Russia was said to oppose any proposal to deepen OPEC-led production cuts.

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A female engineer who came forward with claims of harassment says she was fired in retaliation. But now other women have voiced similar concerns

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Samuel Johnson once called patriotism the last refuge of the scoundrel. Whether or not that is true, national security is certainly the last refuge of the protectionist. We are seeing that once again in the debate over imported steel. Faux concerns about national security are becoming the thin last line of defence of the domestic steel industry.
President Trump is expected to raise the issue of steel imports and national security at the G20 summit later this week. Soon after, the Commerce Department will release the findings of an inquiry prompted by invoking a seldom-used…

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Illinois, already the lowest-rated U.S. state, took another step on Tuesday to ward off a deepening budget crisis and the imminent risk of becoming the first state ever branded with a junk bond rating.

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You’ll have a lot to look forward to if you plan well.

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