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Strong U.S. economic uptrend continues

August 16, 2018

William Rutherford, BridgeTower Media Newswires As U.S. equity markets powered onward, the Federal Reserve called the economy fundamentally strong and hinted at two more rate hikes this year and perhaps three hikes next year. Earnings have been strong, with ...

State lawmakers should cut business ­ties even more next year

August 16, 2018

James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Among the many changes in the state's new $56.8 billion budget was a $10 million reduction in key business-subsidy programs. Let's hope that it signals less support for these subsidies, which are ineffective ...

A solution to the controversy over affirmative action

August 16, 2018

David Orentlicher University of Nevada, Las Vegas (THE CONVERSATION) - When it comes to the use of race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions, no one seems to be happy with the way it's playing out. Opponents charge that taking into account an ...

Legal ease

August 16, 2018

Mike Ashley, BridgeTower Media Newswires Attorneys and legal professionals recognize their greatest professional asset is their specialized experience and expertise. Whether it’s thoughtful advice, informed counsel, or valuable insights, an attorney’s ...

Let me see that Tootsie Roll

August 16, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your thoughts on Tootsie Roll Industries. I’ve been buying Tootsie Rolls for over 50 years, and until several weeks ago, I did not know that this is a public company. I have enough cash in my account to buy 1,000 shares ...

Your house isn't a piggy bank

August 16, 2018

Liz Weston, NerdWallet Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but not if you spend it first. U.S. homeowners are sitting on nearly $6 trillion of home value they could tap as of May 2018, according to ...