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May 22, 2017: Markets opened higher Monday and although the ride has been a little bumpy, equities have remained around a narrow band near the indexes’ daily highs. Among the sectors, only energy is trading in the red as we approach the closing bell. Best performing sectors were utilities, consumer staples, and industrials. WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $50.73 a barrel, up 0.8%....More>>>

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a bright idea on how to solve India’s corruption problem quickly: get rid of the “black money,” the 500 and 1000 rupee notes.

The trouble is he didn’t do his homework to figure out how his plan could be carried out.

This was evidenced by the breaking of ATM machines and long lines outside banks, and dying up of liquidity, which....More>>>

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Ok, let’s get really personal for a few minutes. Last year I had a heart attack. It was eventually downgraded to a “cardiac episode” resulting from complications from a long-term medication that I take for migraines. My stint in the hospital included CATscans, MRIs, angioplasty, EKGs… the list goes on. I’m also strongly advised to have 6 month....More>>>

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QI’ve been contributing to my 401(k), and my employer matches a portion of my contributions. Does the $18,000 maximum for contributions include the employer match, or does it apply only to my individual contributions? Is it too late to increase my contributions to get the full employer match by the end of the year?

AThe $18,000 maximum (or $24,000, if you’re age 50 or older)....More>>>

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Warren Buffett. Image source: The Motley Fool.

Since the beginning of 2016, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has seen the value of the seven bank stocks in its investment portfolio increase by $5.6 billion, or 10.8%.

That’s a lot of money, butwhen you compare it to how blue-chip bank stocks performed more generally, something interesting sticks out. While Berkshire’s....More>>>

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch For 2017

“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil” – J. Paul Getty

I must confess to feeling kind of lonely at times this year being one of a handful of observers of the casino space, (and at times, the only one,) standing firm on my undiminished faith that Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) valuations were dead wrong. Now, after the Macau Parisian has opened and LVS Q3 results....More>>>

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Humana (HUM) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the Republican Congress put forward a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Humana gained 2.4% to $217.76 today, while the S&P 500 dropped 0.3% to 2,368.38.

Why was Humana the best performing stock in the S&P 500? Beats the heck out of me, since what a final....More>>>

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The incident that made some of the web inaccessible this week was a result of human error.

Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) published an explanation about Tuesday’s disrupted service of S3, part of Amazon Web Services, which provides hosting for hundreds of thousands of websites and apps.

Turns out, it was a typo.

In a statement on Thursday, Amazon said an employee on its....More>>>

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2017

Why oil’s plunge is freaking out the stock market The latest plunge in oil prices is putting a smile on the faces of millions of Americans. But should it?

Sure, the stunning crash in oil prices below $27 a barrel seems great for consumers because it’s driven gas at the pump to nearly $1 a gallon in some places. And the thinking is that it should help boost the U.S. economy,....More>>>