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OPEC’s Oil Change a Little Too Late? OpEds

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has been running their oil production engines hot n’ heavy. Last week, they decided it was time for an oil change. There’s doubt, however, if waiting so long will actually have the desired...

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Market will pop if Trump appoints Romney to his cabinet OpEds

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russel 2000, S&P 500and Nasdaq — four key market indicators — all reached record highs. Those market moves exemplify what has confounded financial prognosticators since Nov. 8 every bit as much as the political...

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Can Trump’s “Change” Do Some Economic Good? OpEds

Sitting in a media green room shortly before midnight on the evening of the election, I queried Google for a quick check on global markets and was shocked by the rapid decline. Whoa! From Asia to the US, markets were tanking...

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Sometimes, particularly during election silly season, when candidates complain about this, that and the other thing, we fail to recognize how good we have it. Such, I believe, is the case with our economy. As Joni Mitchell wrote, “Don’t it always...

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Dodd-Frank Turns Six: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly OpEds

The most expansive financial reform law since the great depression turns six on Thursday. For many, like Donald Trump who says he wants to “dismantle” Dodd-Frank, it has become a vehicle for political posturing due to what they see as a...

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Obama needs to make a move on bitcoin now Future of Finance / OpEds

Since the digital currency bitcoin and blockchain (the underlying technology) burst onto the scene in 2009, serious skepticism and palpable passion have played equal roles. Many bitcoin devotees wanted little to do with government legislators or regulators and regulators were dubious...

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