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Untangling Rate Hikes From Inflation Figures

With each new Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Dow drop, and indicator headline that comes out, journalists and politicians would have you believe one of two things: that a recession is imminent or that the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates without cause, sabotaging the economy. For a layman, the jargon around many of these […]

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Black Friday Winners and Losers

The Black Friday tsunami of card swiping is behind us, and the stores are lit for the holidays. While Black Friday isn’t the only day that matters, as some stores turn on the “Black Friday Sale” light as early as Nov.1, it is still a huge day for how the balance sheet is going to […]

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Gift Giving Etiquette in the Office

It’s the hap-happiest time…of the year.” Or, so they say. In fact, much of the holiday season is a lot of fun. The trees, the lights, and the caroling are great takeaways from one of the darkest and coldest months of the year. Giving and receiving gifts are great. But gift giving among co-workers can […]

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Altria May be Buying a Stake in Juul

Altria stock got a bump last week amid news that the company is in talks to acquire a minority stake of Juul. The speculation largely stems from a Wall Street Journal report citing “sources familiar with the matter,” but has gained a great deal of traction among Wall Street Analysts. Juul Labs Inc., the privately […]

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Major Growth in Online Shopping Predicted for 2019

Ten years ago the idea of saying “Hey, Google,” into an empty room would have seemed like madness. Eight years ago, asking “Siri” a question would have seemed as pointless as locking your home with a telephone. Now, all of the above are commonplace, and Gen Z will never know a world that isn’t powered […]

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Shopping Surge Should Bolster Apparel Sector

The fourth quarter and holiday season is “make it or break it” time for consumer discretionary stocks. Apparel, including clothings is no exception. The sector is highly sensitive to consumer sentiment, shopping trends, and the overall economy. Consumer trends and fashions change year-to-year, and young companies like Lululemon and Canada Goose blanket the sector. While […]

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Best New Year’s Eve Parties in the U.S.A.

In the waning days of November and the early days of December are the times to plan the best New Year’s parties to be held on the streets of the U.S.A. The Times Square party is sold out, but that one is overrated anyway. (You’ll see why as we go through our list.) When you […]

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