On the Street

McDonald’s Labor Fight Shows Why $15 Minimum Wage Doesn’t Work

Anytime Elizabeth Warren chimes in on an issue I must first start my deep breathing exercises, try not to stare into her fake-Indian eyes, and convince myself that her presence on the political stage is just a dream, or perhaps the proverbial nightmare. In an attempt to make this attack on her non-personal, I just have to say that I ...

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President Trump Considering Additional Tax Cuts for Small Business

The initial wave of tax cuts has been trumpeted for their success by small business owners around the nation. Linda McMahon of the Small Business Administration has heard this time and time again in her travels across the country. Trump tax cuts have helped what otherwise might have been a more difficult time for businesses. While optimism about the economy ...

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Chinese Small Businesses Seek Necessary Financing from Government

Small business growth in China is not so different from that of their U.S. counterparts. In order to grow, they both need financing. This is almost always at the top of the list of problems bothering American entrepreneurs, albeit pushed aside temporarily by their inability to find skilled labor. China, on the other hand, is attempting to be proactive with ...

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for your Individual Investments

As long as there will be sell-side bankers, there will be new investment products ushered in to attract the individual investor to the pot of gold. We must begin with the requisite disclaimer that whatever is printed in this article is not investment advice, so check with your broker before making any investment decisions. Okay. Now we are ready. ETFs ...

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Why Facebook and Twitter Both Got Crushed After Earnings

Social networking companies Facebook and Twitter both reported earnings this past week and both saw violent drops in their stock price after the reports. Facebook dropped 19% on Thursday and according to Bloomberg, that decline erased $120 billion in market cap, more market capitalization than any decline in history. Twitter reported Friday morning and opened over 13% lower and was down ...

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Google’s $5 Billion Fine and Impending Earnings Report

Earlier this week the European Commission slapped a record-setting fine on Google for unfair business practices. The commission said the company unfairly pushed its apps on users and thwarted competition. Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition and she stated, “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine.” The commission claims that ...

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