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General Motors Upheaval Rocks U.S. Economy

It is hard to get Republicans and Democrats to agree on anything, but General Motors CEO Mary Barra managed to bring the two parties together Monday afternoon when she announced massive layoffs and the closing of at least five GM plants. This from Sherrod Brown (D-OH). “The company reaped a massive tax break from last […]

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Oil Stocks Go On Sale As Crude Falls

Lower crude oil prices could save Americans money at the pumps, and provide investors with an entry point on some attractive energy stocks. The current downtrend is hurting the markets for both crude oil and energy stocks, but the volatility will be temporary. Oil stocks fell sharp Friday, reaching their lowest levels since 2017. Between […]

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Black Friday Will Make or Break Retail

In the new economy, a disappointing Black Friday and Cyber Monday could send retail stocks tumbling and investor sentiment out the window. With the current uphill battle stocks are facing, and the looming possibility of a bear market, any bad news from the traditional post Thanksgiving shopping spree could break the retail sector. Investors and […]

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Bitcoin Crashing into Holidays

This time last year we were in the midst of Bitcoin’s legendary run-up. The cryptocurrency started off September 2017 valued at $4,360. In just three months, by mid-December it had reached nearly $20,000, topping off at $19,870. Just one year later, Bitcoin is back where it started. After this week’s dip, it’s trading at $4,464. […]

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Bear Market Blues Bring New Strategies

The markets experienced another selloff on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 400 points, The Nasdaq dropped 3 percent, and tech giants slumped. The truth might be, according to Morgan Stanley, that we’re at the end of the longest bull market in history, which began in March 2009. But Bear Market blues bring new […]

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Revisiting the Election a Week Later

The day before the Nov/ 6 election Money Examiners highlighted a few ballot measures to watch. It has taken two weeks for all of the numbers to come clear, but it looks like the counters have finished their jobs. What won and what didn’t? What does it all mean? What’s next. That’s our focus as […]

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Brand Loyalty Key to Business Dominance

To whom are you loyal? It is a fundamental question, having to do with what we value in life. Most of you will answer with the same words or phrases. “My spouse/kids/family/friends” will be the first that come to mind. Your employer will rank, even though the manager is choosing this Thursday to have a […]

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