Bank earnings are way, waaay up. Here’s why.

Oct 16, 2018
Quarterly earnings reports out this week from the major banks including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America show very, very strong gains. Many companies are benefiting from the changed tax code, but banks are a special case. Click…

Bank earnings are way, waaay up. Here’s why.

Oct 16, 2018
Quarterly earnings reports out this week from the major banks including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America show very, very strong gains. Many companies are benefiting from the changed tax code, but banks are a special case. Click…

Why big companies are buying up their own stocks

Aug 7, 2018
Buybacks among S&P 500 companies are projected to hit $1 trillion this year.
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Automakers release sales figures and ponder the road ahead

Aug 1, 2018
The big U.S. and foreign automakers release their July sales numbers Wednesday. Car and light-truck sales have been strong so far this year — with consumer confidence up, the job market good, and people banking a little more income from…
Cars are prepared for distribution at a Ford factory on January 13, 2015. 
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Small business is on a roll

Jul 10, 2018
The National Federation of Independent Business reports small-business optimism remains near a record high.
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Forecast is sunny for business

Apr 23, 2018
But economists say more hiring and bigger profits ahead have little to do with tax cuts.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), flanked by Republican lawmakers, speaks during an enrollment ceremony for the conference report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed by the House and Senate, on Dec. 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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We're heading toward trillion-dollar deficits. Here are 5 things you need to know.

Apr 10, 2018
The Congressional Budget Office says deficits will nearly equal GDP by 2028. That can't be good, right?
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A new and uncharted economic territory

Feb 23, 2018
What can we expect in this post-tax bill economy?
Jerome Powell at his swearing-in ceremony Feb. 5 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C.
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Corporate tax cuts could boost shareholders’ balance sheets

Dec 19, 2017
The corporate tax cuts included in the Republican tax bill — including a statutory corporate tax rate reduction to 21 percent from 35 percent, lower rates for pass-through businesses, elimination of the corporate alternative minimum tax and a tax holiday for…

The GOP tax plan and the federal debt … why does it matter?

Dec 4, 2017
The tax cuts the Senate approved in the wee hours of Saturday morning are expected to add at least $1 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade. That’s according to the Senate’s own Joint Committee on Taxation. And…