List/Grid Monthly Archives: November 2017

Encore: Why cut taxes in the face of rising deficits?

Encore: Why cut taxes in the face of rising deficits?

Until recently, I have been totally focused on how congressional tax proposals might affect retirement saving. I have been particularly concerned that forcing everyone to save through a Roth rather… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold tumbles, tracking volatile euro-dollar amid German political uncertainty

Metals Stocks: Gold tumbles, tracking volatile euro-dollar amid German political uncertainty

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold fell sharply Monday, in part as the euro weakened and the dollar gained amid German political turmoil that left Chancellor Angela Merkel’s prospects of… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks end higher in wake of German political turmoil

Europe Markets: European stocks end higher in wake of German political turmoil

European stocks finished higher Monday, with German equities recovering following the collapse of talks to form a coalition government for the eurozone’s largest economy. What markets are doing: In Frankfurt,… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Nebraska removes last hurdle in way of Keystone XL pipeline construction

The Wall Street Journal: Nebraska removes last hurdle in way of Keystone XL pipeline construction

Nebraska officials on Monday approved the Keystone XL pipeline, removing the last major regulatory hurdle standing in the way of the long-delayed project. The Nebraska Public Service Commission in a… Read more »

Economic Preview: U.S. economy stays strong as leading indicators surge in October

Economic Preview: U.S. economy stays strong as leading indicators surge in October

The U.S. economy is flying higher now than it has in a decade or more. The numbers: The leading economic index surged 1.2% in October and suggested no letup in… Read more »

Cast members of new Broadway finance play ‘Junk’ share their own investing strategies

Cast members of new Broadway finance play ‘Junk’ share their own investing strategies

Ayad Akhtar’s new play “Junk”, which opened Thursday night on Broadway, chronicles how the junk bond market in the 1980s transformed Wall Street to lasting effect. “Junk,” directed by Doug… Read more »

Economist Dan Ariely has a fix for our financial foibles

Economist Dan Ariely has a fix for our financial foibles

NEW YORK(Reuters) – No offense, but you are probably dumb with money. FILE PHOTO – Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics, speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in… Read more »

Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The prospect of bankers pouring into Frankfurt from post-Brexit Britain has worried local residents anxious about the effect on an already dire housing shortage but also energized… Read more »

Capitol Report: Obamacare mandate repeal may not be blow supporters fear | Mueller interviews with White House officials coming up

Capitol Report: Obamacare mandate repeal may not be blow supporters fear | Mueller interviews with White House officials coming up

Constituents rally supporting the Affordable Care Act, organized by MoveOn.org, outside Sen. Pat Toomey’s office in Philadelphia in December 2016. Repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate may not… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says nothing of relinquishing 37-year rule, defying expectations

The Wall Street Journal: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says nothing of relinquishing 37-year rule, defying expectations

HARARE, Zimbabwe—President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday with a speech on live television in which he was widely expected to relinquish his 37-year rule but didn’t—extending days of upheaval… Read more »

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