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Obama’s Anti-Business Tax Agenda Chasing Burger King to Canada

Burger King’s effort to acquire Tim Horton’s, a Canadian purveyor of coffee and doughnuts, is a good business decision, but its choice to locate corporate headquarters north of the border would be the direct result of President Obama’s anti-business tax policies.

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Where to Invest with Stocks Trading Near Record Highs

Stocks trading near record highs are again striking fear into investors with fresh memories of the financial crisis, but prospects for the U.S. economy are looking up and equities remain a good bet for ordinary investors. Nowadays, digital technologies permit entrepreneurs and executives to use capital much more efficiently to start new ventures, distribute products [...]

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Forecasts for the Weeks of August 11 and 18

Here are the forecasts for upcoming economic data.

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Jobs Growth Disappoints, Real Unemployment Hangs at 18 Percent

The Labor Department reported the economy added only 209,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent, but that hardly tells how tough the labor market has become for ordinary folks. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by [...]

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Forecasts for the Weeks of August 4 and 11

Here are the forecasts for upcoming economic data.

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Stocks Could Rise Another 25 Percent

Stocks may be near record levels but the bull market is not done. Digital technologies permit businesses to use investors’ cash far more efficiently these days, and could easily push up stock prices another 25 percent.

Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent

Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of [...]

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Forecasts for the Weeks of July 28 and August 4

Here are the forecasts for upcoming economic data.

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Paul Ryan: Reforming Poverty Programs to Promote Work

Poverty is as endemic today as it was when President Johnson inaugurated the War on Poverty, and Paul Ryan is offering sensible proposals to change things for the better. He would offer states block grants to create programs that both directly aid the poor and remove disincentives to work and create jobs. This would reduce [...]

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Geo-Political Tensions Lend Support to Gold

by Dixon Fung War in the Middle East and tension in Ukraine are lending support to gold. The commodity is holding above the 50 percent Fibonacci support at $1295 amidst the global political tensions. Supports are at $1295 then $1260. Resistance is at $1360.

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