In this week’s recap: Stocks power higher, while the Dow makes a few changes. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced relentlessly last week on positive COVID-19 developments, encouraging economic data, and a supportive policy shift in the Fed’s approach to its target inflation rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average…

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Confused about your Social Security benefits and need some answers? With over 2,700 regulations that govern Social Security, it’s not surprising that few people feel confident with the Social Security claiming process.  At this seminar you will get to hear from National Social Security expert, Faye Sykes and get her years of knowledge about Social…

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FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH, INFLATION RETREATS December brought a 0.1% decline in the Consumer Price Index, the first in nine months. As in November, cheaper gasoline was a factor: gas prices took a 7.5% monthly fall. The CPI advanced 1.9% across 2018. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy costs, rose 0.2%…

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Last week, the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Florence, which roared through the Carolinas and Georgia. As investors kept their eyes on the weather and its potential for destruction, estimates emerged of up to $27 billion in hurricane damage. This potential for damage contributed to insurance companies in the S&P 500 declining last week.[1] While the…

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