Despite Giuliani’s denial, Trump signed off on Moscow deal: report

Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to build a Trump Tower development in Moscow in 2015, CNN reported Tuesday night, contradicting what Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Sunday. In a CNN interview Sunday, Giuliani dismissed the importance of the project, saying a letter of intent was never signed. However, CNN said Tuesday it obtained a copy of the […]

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Despite her gaffes, media make Ocasio-Cortez a Beltway superstar

Kurtz: Does criticism help Ocasio-Cortez, as with Trump? ‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on whether or not the frequent critical media coverage of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will help or hurt her career. Donald Trump, who stayed quiet while the spotlight was on another president, roared back on Twitter yesterday in the wake of the Bush funeral. And it’s […]

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Despite Strong Economy, Two-Thirds of Americans Are Behind on Retirement Savings

The news on the job front has been overwhelmingly positive in recent months, with unemployment at a low and work opportunities abounding left and right. But despite these solid economic conditions, working Americans still are struggling to save adequately for retirement. Two-thirds of U.S. households have less than $100,000 set aside for their golden years, according to data from the […]

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Despite the risks, I can’t imagine being anything but a California firefighter

It was 1983 and I remember it like it was yesterday. I’d just started as a young firefighter in suburban Sacramento County, California, and was called to a fatal vehicle accident. There, in the middle of a busy intersection, lay the victim, his lower body turned inside out. I was looking at parts of the human body I’d previously only seen […]

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Tech ETF Temptation Despite Apple Downgrade

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLK), the largest technology ETF by assets, and rival tech ETFs were pressured Monday after another analyst downgraded shares of Apple. Rosenblatt Securities, the second firm to issue a downgrade, changed their rating from “buy” to “neutral,” citing that higher iPhone prices won’t offset a weaker […]

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Despite Weaknesses, Earnings and Trade Drive Rally

Last week’s market opened lower and closed higher than the week before on what seemed to be improving expectations for international trade and earnings. However, a shift towards a more bullish outlook should be tempered by continuing weakness in the intermarket environment and in safe-haven assets. A balance between bullish and bearish indicators created some interesting opportunities for swing traders […]

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Markets Down Despite Better-than-Expected Employment Data

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. All the major indexes were in the red despite October’s better-than-expected employment data from the Labor Department, which showed that year-over-year wage gains surpassed 3%–a first since the Great Recession, while nonfarm payrolls gained 250,000–better than the expected 190,000 by Refinitiv estimates. The latest employment data paired recent numbers showing wages and salaries […]

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