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30 Oct 2018

Can Billionaire Donor Sheldon Adelson Make the Republican Party Less Anti-Semitic?

      Multi-million dollar donors to national political campaigns are businesspeople, as much as they are political partisans. This means they first and foremost want tangible returns for their multi-million dollar donations.  These returns can take the form of favorable regulations, repeal of legislation and the appointment of political

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26 Oct 2018

Decline in Housing Sales Also Is Bad For Retirement Planning

Recent reports that younger people (aged 38 to 34) prefer to rent rather than to buy homes is not only bad for the $10 trillion housing industry, but it also is bad for retirement accounts. A new report by the Stanford Center on Longevity found that “the homeownership rate fell

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18 Oct 2018

Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid: The Keys to the 2018 Election

The scandals, Russian collusion investigation, self-dealing financial transactions, mismanagement, insults to women and people of color, are all trademarks of the Trump administration as they inflame sections of the electorate. But, the one thing that crosses all social-economic and political boundaries is a 83-year-old benefit that is now under attack

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17 Oct 2018

American Cannabis Companies Will Find New Opportunities in Canada

      If you are an established U.S. based and registered cannabis company and want to be listed on a major stock exchange in Canada, there are some new opportunities north of the U.S. border that may be interesting. At least, that is the goal of the Tormont Group,

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16 Oct 2018

Public Pension Underfunding Hits $6 Trillion, But It Should Be Higher

      The unfunded liability of public pension funds is not something typically discussed by politicians and average citizens, but it should be. That’s because unfunded pension liabilities affect the fiscal stability of entire states, millions of public employees, from teachers and firemen to city hall secretaries and anyone

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10 Oct 2018

Social-ESG Investing Gets a Boost from the Big Money

Social or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is getting more attention from large institutional investors in five parts of the world than it did only five years ago. The trend towards a greater acceptance of ESG investing comes from two separate studies, one conducted by RBC Global Asset Management

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