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America The Competitive

Change tends to surface gradually as many small indicators gather momentum to alter the big picture. Successful investing can benefit from an ability to “read the tea leaves” at the earliest possible time and then formulate a strategy that exploits anticipated changes. Much has been written about offshoring, job losses and domestic wage pressures. However, […]

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Minimum Wages: A True Story

Recently there has been an increasing level of discussion regarding minimum wages. This is a difficult issue and regardless of the pros and cons, it is something that investors should be monitoring. The following is a true story and has real life implications for any discussion of the future of minimum wages. A number of […]

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Go Figure

The polling entity Gallup Inc. this week reports that the job approval ratings for the US Congress has hit all-time lows, while President Obama’s job approval rating is similarly at the lowest level for his tenure. At the same time, the stock market is hitting all time highs. Does this strike anyone else as peculiar? […]

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Tis’ the Season

As the gift-giving season is upon us, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are either braving the malls or shopping online for that perfect holiday gift. Recently we have had inquiries from clients regarding other suggestions we might have for gift-giving that might be more beneficial for their young loved ones. For many years, I have […]

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The Minimum Wage Debate

Investors should be aware that this is a complicated issue and far from resolution. There are significant arguments, for and against, political and economic and, emotional. Any meaningful dialogue is complicated by media reports that tend to frame the debate in terms of cents per hour for low end workers versus aggregate corporate profits. Actually, […]

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World Series Bound?

With a relatively quiet news flow on the business/stock market front, now is a good time to weigh in on the newly fashioned Detroit Tigers roster with the abundance of moves they have made this off-season. First, the Tigers have a new manager, Brad Ausmus, filling the very large shoes left vacant by Jim Leyland. […]

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