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2020 Democrat Candidates: 3 big risks

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The first 2020 Democratic Presidential debate is less than three months away and we have at least 20 candidates who want to take the stage. What do they need to participate in this first debate?

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Fed Pause: fear of the next recession

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"As always, there is no preset path for policy.  And particularly with muted inflation readings that we've seen coming in, we will be patient as we watch to see how the economy evolves." (1) On January

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Trump! Impact on business

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The Trump administration era starts and begins the process towards shaping government policy as it relates to US business.  Without question, this will be a major shift in priorities and policies away from the path

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Trump! Impact on agriculture

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As the nation prepares for a new president, President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the final stages of picking the personnel to shape and enforce agriculture policy.  During the campaign, candidate Trump

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Trump! Impact on wealth management

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The election of Donald Trump, along with a unified Republican Congress, has generated tremendous anticipation for potential changes in the financial services sector.  As a candidate, Trump ran on a platform of reforming the Dodd-Frank

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Trump! Impact on insurance

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The election of Donald Trump with a unified Republican Congress has generated tremendous anticipation for potential changes in the financial services sector.  As a candidate, Trump ran on a platform of reforming the Affordable Care

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Fed Hikes Rates in December, More Coming?

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What happened and what it means for business On December 14, 2016, the US Federal Reserve met and decided to raise interest rates 25 basis points. The target overnight Fed Funds rate was raised from 0.25%-0.50%