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Trump Unveils Major Tax Overhaul

Saturday is the president’s 100th day on the throne. And Trump strikes us as a fellow sweating to get something done, against some sort of odds. His own party reformed health care reform into the wastebasket… Judges banned his travel ban… The big, beautiful wall remains a big, beautiful fantasy. Show More Summary

Clickbait: Bernanke Terrifies Stock Investors, Again

If you are a stock investor, you should be terrified. The most disconcerting words have been uttered by the one person capable of changing the whole dynamic. After spending so many years trying to recreate the magic of the “maestro”, Ben Bernanke in retirement is still at it. Show More Summary

Tax Lessons for the Donald

David Stockman shows you why Trump’s tax plan will be DBA (dead before arrival) before he reaches Saturday’s 100-day mark... The post Tax Lessons for the Donald was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

What Changed in the Health Repeal Plan to Win Over the Freedom Caucus

There are three rules that states could apply to waive in the newest proposed revision to the Republicans’ health care plan.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in March, Lowest since May 2008

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in March was at 0.92%, down from 0.98% in February. Freddie's rate is down from 1.20% in March 2016.Freddie's serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan

The plan lacks many details, but one group of losers seems to be upper-middle-income people in blue states.

Podcast: How will France's election affect business?

As the presidential race narrows to two strongly contrasting candidates, we explore what a victory for each would mean for businesses. The digital revolution is making measuring GDP a bit trickier. Also, how a website that crowdsources algorithms for quantitative finance could disrupt the industry

Reducing rates for “pass-through” businesses will be tough to justify

THERE are two main reasons for a country to paw around in its tax code: to create more economic growth, or to repair a structural deficit. Any politician who wishes to quietly give money to friends or kill a troublesome programme will supply one of them.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/26/2017

Today's Water Cooler: TiSA and public banks, Ivanka's foundation, Jon Ralston, shipping, the fulfillment society, Airbus, white collar crime

Keep Your Eye on the Prize

(April 26, 2017 03:46 PM, by David Henderson) In a comment on a recent blog post I wrote on United Airlines, The Original CC highlighted one of my sentences and wrote: You seem to be the master of deescalation. Can you explain this interaction and what you... (1 COMMENTS)

Philly Fed: State Coincident Indexes increased in 45 states in March

From the Philly Fed: The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the coincident indexes for the 50 states for March 2017. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 45 states, decreased in three, and remained stable in two, for a three-month diffusion index of 84. Show More Summary

Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes (Biggest Mortgage Lender Home Capital Stock Crashes Most In History)

O Canada!  Bloomberg – Home Capital Group Inc. plunged the most on record after disclosing that it struck a deal for a C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) credit line The post Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes (Biggest Mortgage Lender Home Capital Stock Crashes Most In History) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

This One Image Explains Trump’s Tax Plan

Trump's tax plan is expected to be released today (April 26). The post This One Image Explains Trump’s Tax Plan was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Ignoring Glass-Steagall, A Policy for Disaster

The revisionist history being written by major news outlets on the need for modern Glass-Steagall legislation is not just wrong, it's dangerous. Here's the full story on why ignorance is dangerous for financial markets, jobs and your...Show More Summary

Can Tax Cuts Spur Growth?: #46,254

Yes, it's Groundhog Day. Republicans are once again claiming that tax cuts will spur enough economic growth to pay for themselves. Well, old-timers like myself remember Round I and Round II when we tried this grand experiment. It didn't work. Round I was under President Reagan when he put in big tax cuts at the start of the presidency. Show More Summary

Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes in the United States

Arindrajit Dube a Equitable Growth: Minimum wages and the distribution of family incomes in the United States: Introduction The ability of minimum-wage policies in the United States to aid lower-income families depends on how they affect wage gains, potential job...

Only a Misunderstanding of What College Really Costs Could Have Produced New York’s Flawed Plan for Free Tuition

My father, a child of the Great Depression, used to say, “for free, take.” But sometimes free isn’t always a good deal. “Free college tuition” is an example of that. New York State’s recently passed Excelsior Scholarship, for instance, provides free tuition for all students whose family income is below $125,000. Show More Summary

(Late) Monday Smackdown: Robert Lucas Pretends... Edition

(Late) Monday Smackdown: This, from eight years ago, still seems to me to be highly, highly unprofessional: Robert Lucas (2009): _In defence of the dismal science_ : "Fama tested the predictions of the EMH.... These tests could have come out either way... Show More Summary

We’re Back

As of 2:33 AM on Wednesday April 26, The Wall Street Examiner was back up and running after 30 hours offline. The site was restored from a backup. We will be missing a few posts posted Monday. The normal posting schedule of all reports...Show More Summary

Global Stock Markets Mixed; Trump Tax Plan In Focus

World stock markets were mixed overnight and pausing from recent gains. U.S.stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins. The U.S. stock indexes are at or near record highs. The post Global Stock Markets Mixed; Trump Tax Plan In Focus was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

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