Morning Call

MORNING CALL: Boom Boom Powell

President Trump can't take credit for yesterday's market climb.  All the glory goes to Jerome Powell. Even though Fed Chair, Jerome Powell, offered nothing to dispel market expectations of another rate increase at their December meeting.  He did give hope that the rate hikes may be close to an end. Powell said, "interest rates are 'just below' broad estimates of...

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MORNING CALL: Doubling Down

Two weeks ago, capitalists and socialists united against New York City offering incentives to Amazon for their HQ2 scam.  Apparently, North Carolina lawmakers saw that and had the idea to replicate it. The Senate Finance Committee has approved Senate Bill 820, which would raise the amount of corporate handouts to large companies considering moving their headquarters to North Carolina...

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MORNING CALL: GM and Tariffs and Trump, Oh My!

President Donald Trump was not happy with GM yesterday after they announced a plan to cut 14,800 jobs and shutter three North American plants... Trump said he had talked Sunday night with General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra.  In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump said he told Ms. Barra that she should stop making cars in China and...

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MORNING CALL: EmailGate 2.0

This is probably why it's not a good idea to make bring your daughter to work day permanent.  Especially when you work in the White House. According to the Washington Post, "Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of...

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MORNING CALL: “They Stole It”

In the lead of to the 2016 election the media was outraged that candidate Donald Trump was warning voters of a "rigged" system. They seem less concerned about Senator Sherrod Brown's stolen election comments. Senator Sherrod Brown said Wednesday, “If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it,” the Ohio Democrat said. “It’s clear. It’s clear. I...

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MORNING CALL: 2 Billion Dollars

Now that the Amazon HQ2 decision is official we are getting details on the deal that made New York and NoVa the winners. According to the New York Times, NYC and NoVa will be providing 2 billion dollars in incentives, "Up to $1.2 billion of that will come from New York state’s Excelsior program, a discretionary tax credit....

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With everything happening in Florida it is hard to know where to even start. The ballot seems like a good place to start.  The Washington Post published a piece by two founders of the Center of civic Design and they explained the problems with the ballot, "We already know best design practices for ballots. In addition to leaving...

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