Year-Round Tax Strategies for Traders

In essence, the IRS becomes your trading partner and can claim as much as 40% of your profits. Many traders pay way more in taxes than they have to. But in order to maximize your tax savings, you have to start planning way ahead of...

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Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Feb. 23 $19,876,349 Statutory debt limit Suspended Total public debt outstanding Feb. 23 $19,913,901 Operating balance Feb. 23 $168,837 Interest fiscal...

February 24, 2017
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Owner of popular pizza chain sentenced in tax fraud case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain were sentenced Friday for evading taxes and lying to the IRS. Manco & Manco Pizza owner Charles Bangle was sentenced in federal court in Camden to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release. His wife, Mary, was sentenced to three years of probation and a $3,000 fine. Charles Bangle was also ordered to pay...

February 25, 2017
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Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border. The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit "concept papers" to design and...

February 24, 2017
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Business Highlights

___ Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge NEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market? U.S. stocks have screamed to records since Election Day because investors are expecting Donald Trump's White House to cut taxes for business, make regulations easier for them and goose more growth out of the economy. But investors around the world are questioning whether the rally is exhausting itself. The big jump for stocks has come at a time when some investors had already seen markets as overpriced. Plus, skeptics see cause for caution with a president who prides himself on unpredictability. That has some favoring bonds or stocks from other countries over the U.S. stock...

February 24, 2017

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Puerto Rico governor meets with top US officials amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor met on Friday with the U.S. treasury and health secretaries to seek support in pulling the island out of a deep economic crisis. Gov. Ricardo Rossello traveled to Washington, D.C. to talk in part with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about how the federal office could help transform the U.S. territory's economy. Mnuchin also spoke by phone with the chair of a federal control board created by U.S. Congress last year to oversee Puerto Rico's finances. Mnuchin said in a statement that he was familiar with Puerto Rico's ongoing economic challenges and urged Rossello's administration to work with the board. It is unclear what kind of relationship the...

February 24, 2017
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Trades for February 23, 2017

Trades for today are in the Federated Investors-FII stock and in the Forex...

February 23, 2017
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How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after a mostly down day. There was far more selling than buying on Wall Street, but the Dow Jones industrial average extended its winning streak to an 11th day. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average added 11.44 points, or just under 0.1 percent, to 20,821.76. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 3.53 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,367.34. The...

February 24, 2017
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Trades for February 22, 2017

Trades for today are in the Janus Capital Group-JNS stock in the U.S...

February 21, 2017
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Forex Weekly Outlook

A complete look at the week ahead in the Forex market

February 19, 2017
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Trades for February 15, 2017

Trades for today are in the Diamond Offshore Drilling-DO stock in the U.S...

February 14, 2017
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise and JC Penney fall; CoreCivic up

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily...

February 24, 2017
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Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board...

February 24, 2017
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Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn't warm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's...

February 24, 2017