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Trade War May Not End Before Election

What if the trade war goes on past the election? Both the U.S. and Chinese economies could be deeply damaged. The presidential election could easily be affected. China's top leadership, ...
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Why the Crazy-High Ford and GM Dividends May Hold Up in the Next Recession

Investors love dividends. While dividends are widely cited in the media as creating one-third to half of total returns over time, some companies come with shockingly high dividend yields. Dividend ...
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FOMC’s Forecast for Rate Cuts in 2019 Is Slower Than Market Expectations

We now know what the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates is for the June 19, 2019 FOMC meeting. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and fellow voting members decided to leave ...
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Strong 3.2% GDP Growth in Q1 Creates Confusion for Bulls and Bears Alike

The economy is running much hotter than economists, investors and Federal Reserve officials would have guessed. Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose by an annualized rate of 3.2% during the ...
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Why There Is Too Much Emphasis on Recession and the Inverted Yield Curve in 2019

Get ready, because the recession is coming. The only problem is that the "when that will be" probably is not as soon as many financial media reports might have you ...
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Citi Buys Over $6 Billion in UK ‘Bad Bank Loans’ From Financial Crisis Era

Most of the outstanding bad loans and problem mortgages from the financial crisis era have matured, been wiped out or been purchased over the past decade. The Great Recession was ...
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As Recession Fears Grow, 15 Stocks to Survive a Stock Market Correction

Friday brought on major selling in the stock market, with the Dow Jones industrials down over 400 points and the S&P 500 down almost 50 points earlier in the ...
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Bull Market Celebrates 10 Years, Up 300%

The Dow Jones industrial average hit 6,443.27 on March 9, 2009. It had lost 54% of its value from October 9, 2007, which was the previous high, crippled by the ...
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Three-Quarters of Economists Expect Recession by 2021

A new survey by the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) reveals that three-fourths of the NABE's policy panel expect the U.S. economy to go into recession by the end ...
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New Advice on How Companies Should Ready for Recession

Consulting and accounting firm Deloitte has gotten out in front of how a new recession will hit companies. Additionally, it has offered advice about what companies should do over the ...
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Half of CFOs Expect US Recession in 2019

Nearly half of U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) (48.6%) expect the U.S. economy to fall into a recession by the end of 2019. Even more (82%) believe that a U.S. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Car executive Carlos Ghosn finally has been charged. According to Reuters: Tokyo prosecutors officially charged ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday for under-reporting his income and extended his ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) said its transaction to buy Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) may be finished in a few months. According to Reuters: T-Mobile US Inc could close its ...
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Avoiding the Next Crash: 10 Alternative Investments Outside of Stocks, Bonds, ETFs and Mutual Funds

It may seem hard to imagine that it has been 10 years since the United States was in the grips of the financial crisis. The crisis is over and the ...
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New York Fed Sees $2.5 Billion Profit on Bear Stearns in Final Maiden Lane Sales

The financial crisis and the Great Recession of a decade ago brought on some very positive and some very questionable outcomes after considering the banking bailouts. Some people wanted the ...
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