3 Things I Do to Avoid Distractions When Working From Home

Working from home is a privilege many folks enjoy these days. And while it's nice to have the flexibility to work from the comfort of home, the one major drawback involved is the distraction factor. Think about it: It's hard to get your job done when the couch beckons, there's bad TV to watch, and your household chores are calling […]

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Trump rips Fed rate hikes, but investors expect Powell to stay the course

Knee-jerk reaction aside, financial markets aren’t sweating President Donald Trump’s criticism of the Federal Reserve’s decision to tighten monetary policy. See full story. Jamie Dimon was the highest-paid CEO in the U.S. banking sector last year, snagging a tidy $28.3 million in total compensation, up 3.9% from the previous year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. See full story. Veterans […]

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Ask a Fool: Why Don't Strong Earnings Always Boost Stock Prices?

Q: One of my companies just reported earnings that significantly beat expectations, but then the stock went down. How can this be? The second-quarter "earnings season" just got underway, and it's important for investors to remember to look past the headline numbers. Continue Reading Below Specifically, the headlines tend to focus on two main metrics: earnings per share (EPS) and […]

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Michael Cohen Tape Suggests Team Trump Lied About Karen McDougal

A recording of then-candidate Donald Trump talking about a payment to a woman who claimed they’d had an affair suggests Trump’s team later lied about his knowledge of the payment. The tape, first reported by The New York Times on Friday but not made public, reportedly features Trump speaking with his longtime attorney Michael Cohen about a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal two months […]

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Trump deal to save China’s ZTE survives battle in U.S. Congress

Senate and House negotiators removed from a must-pass defense bill a legislative attempt to undo President’s Donald Trump’s deal with Beijing to save Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp., which has been deemed a sanctions violator and a threat to national security by U.S. officials, according to people familiar with the matter. Supporters were unable to muster the support of the […]

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Microsoft, JPMorgan Hold the Dow Level Friday

July 20, 2018: Markets opened mixed Friday and never moved far from the break-even line after a short push higher in the mid-morning. The President complained again about the strong dollar and that was enough for investors to keep their hands on their wallets. Utilities, telecom, and real-estate were the day’s poorest performing sectors while consumer staples, up less than […]

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Esterline Technologies Exploring Potential Sale -Sources

Aerospace parts maker Esterline Technologies Corp is exploring a potential sale, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Earlier on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company was exploring a sale, adding that the process was at an early stage and there was no guarantee of a deal. Esterline did not immediately respond to requests for […]

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How Job Seekers With Disabilities Can Improve Their Job Prospects

This article originally appeared on Glassdoor.com. The $16,728 Social Security bonus most retirees completely overlook If you're like most Americans, you're a few years (or more) behind on your retirement savings. But a handful of little-known "Social Security secrets" could help ensure a boost in your retirement income. For example: one easy trick could pay you as much as $16,728 […]

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