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Comparing the new Trump and Clinton tax and economic plans

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The U.S. 2016 presidential campaign moves from the convention floor to the next campaigning stage as both candidates update their strategies for how to increase economic growth.  With U.S. GDP at 1.2% for Q2 2016

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Engage EP034 Energy with CapAlpha’s James Lucier

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Engage with Andy Busch brings back CapAlpha's energy expert Jim Lucier to discuss Trump/Clinton policies and the future of energy.  Prices, policy and disruptors for the industry! Find him at www.capalphadc.com Check out my research at

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Illinois Budget Agreement: a first step down a long road?

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As the final days of the Illinois general assembly came to a close, state representatives resolved to fund state programs through the end of the calendar year.  The budget will allow Illinois schools to open

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Engage with Andy Busch brings on British journalist and author Robert Colvile to discuss his new book, "The Great Acceleration:  how the world is getting faster, faster.  We discuss how politics, religion and technology are

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Illinois Budget Update

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Since June 2015, the state of Illinois has operated without a budget.  Illinois is the lowest rated state in the nation and its bonds pay +2.5% interest rate points above the average AAA rated municipal

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ENGAGE EP032 DAVID JOHNSON, CEO 4SIGHTHEALTH

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Engage continues to examine the political economy for clues to future growth by delving into the health care sector. David Johnson, CEO of 4sighthealth and author of the upcoming book, "Market vs. Medicine:  America's epic

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Engage EP031 Jonathan Williams Rich States, Poor States

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Engage with Andy Busch looks for growth w/Rich States, Poor States author Jonathan Williams @taxeconomist. What US states do it right and wrong!  Top 10 and bottom 10 for both current growth and future growth.  www.alec.org for the

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3 Key Issues for the International Economy

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At the March 16 Federal Reserve meeting, the central bank left interest rates and monetary policy unchanged.  Given the dramatic drop in the global stock and commodity markets over the last quarter, this came as