Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend

Trump breaks with Alabama GOP on abortion President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in several tweets Saturday night while appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws  recently passed in Republican-controlled states. “I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan,” Trump […]

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19 Gifts That Will Help This Year’s Graduates Master the Art of Adulting

In this article More than $5 billion will be spent on graduation gifts this year, according to the National Retail Foundation, and the majority of that will be given in cash or gift cards. And while any graduate—whether college, high school, or kindergarten—would be happy to open an envelope filled with money, what grads really need is a little bit […]

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How a motivational fable of mice and men can help your business better manage change

Alan O’Neill, author of Premium is the New Black is Managing Director of Kara Change Management, specialists in strategy, culture and people development. Go to www.kara.ie I was tidying up recently and came across Who Moved My Cheese?, a book by Dr Spencer Johnson, who also co-wrote The One-Minute Manager with Kenneth Blanchard. Who Moved My Cheese? was very successful […]

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Bonds aren’t a set-it-and-forget-it investment. Here’s what you need to know.

Earlier this month, my column covered bond basics — how they work and their proper purpose in a blended growth portfolio.  But  many see a 100% (or very heavy) bond portfolio as a set-it-forget-it safe income generator. Considering various risks shows why bonds alone rarely are best for retirement cash flow. 1. Interest-rate risk. Bond prices and interest rates move oppositely. When interest […]

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Canada vows 'full steam ahead' on ratifying trade pact after U.S. lifts metals tariffs

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will move quickly to ratify the new North American trade pact, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Saturday, a day after the United States agreed to lift tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. U.S. President Donald Trump had imposed the global “Section 232” tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum in March 2018 on […]

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Whataburger says it's exploring options, possible sale

Texas based fast-food chain Whataburger said it has hired Morgan Stanley to explore its options and potentially a sale. (Whataburger) Texas-based Whataburger confirmed to local media that it has hired Morgan Stanley to explore its options, including a possible sale. Continue Reading Below The fast-food chain told the San Antonio Business Journal in a statement, “Our company is growing and […]

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Evercore is going after JPMorgan and Goldman; WeWork's CEO explains why he thinks his $47 billion company is recession-proof

Hey, readers! It was a big news week in the finance world. Both Goldman Sachs andJPMorgan announced their biggest-ever acquisitions since the financial crisis, trade talks continued, and even Bitcoin rebounded. WeWork said on Wednesday that it’s growing incredibly fast,but is still losing money. The company’s revenue more than doubled in the first quarter to $728 million as it expanded […]

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