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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Latest wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's two senators have introduced legislation they say has been years in the making to set aside tens of thousands of acres as wilderness on opposite ends of the state in areas already designated as national monuments. But ranchers from some rural communities fear the new designations will amount to another layer of bureaucracy aimed at pushing them from the land. Their...

February 23, 2017
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Edwards' budget would leave TOPS short, trim most agencies

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fresh off a special session to close a deficit, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday released his budget recommendations for next year, a plan that would leave the TOPS college program unable to cover full tuition costs and would trim most agencies' spending. The $29.7 billion operating budget proposal for the financial year that begins July 1 would leave gaps the Democratic governor hopes...

February 23, 2017
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NAFTA in Trump era is focus at US-Mexico trade forum

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mexican and U.S. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of El Paso said Thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by President Donald Trump to dismantle or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act — which he has labeled the worst deal in U.S. history. Those attending the Mexico's Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit said that NAFTA, the...

February 23, 2017
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Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news. Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing and ultimately end its reliance on privately run prisons. It followed a Justice Department audit that said private facilities have more safety and security problems than government-run ones. Yates, in her announcement, said they were less necessary given...

February 23, 2017

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Owner of company in fatal trench collapse pleads not guilty

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Boston company facing manslaughter charges stemming from the deaths of two employees in a trench collapse has pleaded not guilty and been released. Kevin Otto and an attorney for Atlantic Drain Services Inc. entered not guilty pleas at Thursday's arraignment. Authorities say Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks died when the 14-foot-deep trench they were working in last October caved in and then filled with water. Prosecutors say the company failed to strengthen the trench walls as required by federal regulations. Otto also is accused of providing falsified records to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Otto's lawyer said in court he intends to "fight this...

February 23, 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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Business Highlights

___ US factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition. Yet some of the CEOs suggested that there were still plenty of openings for U.S. factory jobs but too few qualified people to fill them. ___ Mnuchin...

February 23, 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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Fugitive search at JFK Airport sparks new travel ban scare

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal border officials say they were looking for a...

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

Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their...

February 23, 2017
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EU doesn't want hard Irish border after Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive commission says...

February 23, 2017