Dollar General (DG) marked its 27th consecutive year of same-store sales growth in fiscal 2016. It followed this milestone up with a beat on both the top and bottom lines during its first quarter of 2017, with comps once again growing – but by only about 0.7%. As I was sifting through the retail carnage, Dollar General was one of the companies that stood out as above average, so I decided....More>>>
Pasadena, CA, based Investment company Poplar Forest Capital LLC buys Signet Jewelers, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Abbott Laboratories, St Jude Medical, Weatherford International PLC, Keysight Technologies, sells Intersil, Allstate, Lincoln National, Bank of Americaoration, Microsoft during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Poplar Forest Capital....More>>>
An extended bout of low prices and tepid wage growth are showing signs of ending and that has government-bond investors bracing for a new inflation regime.
Rising inflation is anathema to bonds because it can erode the securitys fixed value, which is a notable headwind for longer-dated government paper.
Contributing to the anticipation of higher inflation are climbing commodity prices,....More>>>
More men die of jealousy than die of cancer, said Joseph Kennedy.
Today, a brief reflection on that ignoble but staggeringly human emotion
It is said a man is jealous of his betters.
But it is only partly true.
The average man harbors no jealousy for the great man.
He is not jealous of the Alexanders the Caesars the Napoleons of this world.
Despite U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s tough stance on cannabis, the California marijuana market is only going to grow, and it could reach $20 billion a year in legal sales.
On Jan. 4, Sessions ended an Obama-era Department of Justice cannabis policy that prevented federal prosecutors from making marijuana cases in states where cannabis is legal.
But his new policy....More>>>
Small SUVs are the hottest segment in the new car market right now. So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a big chunk of the new vehicle unveilings at the Los Angeles Auto Show were little crossover SUVs.
It seemed like there was an SUV popping out every time you turned around. For starters, Ford unveiled its new EcoSport just before the show with DJ Khaled doing the honors.
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Segal Consulting, a benefit, compensation and human resources firm, reported Monday that 65% of more than 200 of its multiemployer clients with 2017 calendar-year plans were in the green zone.
This means that the majority of....More>>>
When Congress changed Social Security spousal benefit provisions in November 2015, it grandfathered anyone 62 or over 62 as of January 1, 2016. The grandfathering permitted anyone meeting this birth deadline to file just for a spousal benefit starting at full retirement age, while waiting till 70 to collect their own retirement benefit, when it would start at its largest possible....More>>>
I haven’t been on a date in a while (happily married for 30 years), but one thing I might ask a person I was dating is their credit score — if I was really serious.
Of course, I’m not suggesting this an easy thing to do. I had a tough time divulging this information recently for a contract. I said it was none of their business; it had nothing to do with my work.
Mountain View, CA, based Investment company Grassi Investment Management buys CenturyLink Inc, CyrusOne Inc, Energy Transfer Partners LP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Charles Schwab Corp, United States Steel Corp, Micron Technology Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Crown Castle International Corp, Salesforce.com Inc, sells General Electric Co, AT&T Inc, Bank of America Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp,....More>>>