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Trends This Week – Markets on the rise? – 02.15.17

Markets and small business optimism continue to climb under President Trump, aided by deregulation, tax deals, and stimulus programs. While markets and employment have grown, real wages have hardly made gains, spelling out a spike in mortgage and subprime auto loan delinquencies. Added to the number of populist parties wanting out of the Eurozone, turmoil is looming over the commodity and equity markets, further pushing the prices of safe-haven assets such as gold.

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Nadia Prupis – Trump, Who “Can’t Be Bought,” Rewards Big Donors With Cabinet Roles

Dozens of President-elect Donald Trump‘s biggest donors are now being considered for administration positions, and the amount of financial supporters who ended up in his cabinet is “unparalleled in modern presidential history,” Politico reported on Tuesday. Of the 200 people that Trump has met with since the election, almost a third—73 people—are donors, Politico‘s Isaac Arnsdorf wrote. They contributed a …

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Deirdre Fulton – Trump’s Cabinet Wealthier Than One-Third of US Households Combined

Besides comprising the wealthiest administration in modern U.S. history, President-elect Donald Trump’s 17 ultra-rich cabinet-level picks thus far have a combined wealth that surpasses that of the 43 million least wealthy American households combined. That’s according to a Quartz analysis published Thursday, based on data from the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances. It shows that the $9.5 billion held by …

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What Women Must Know – Smart Meters and the Best Protection with Karl Heiman – 11.12.15

Karl Heiman currently owns and operates several small businesses and is on the Board of several nonprofit organizations. Prior to owning small businesses Karl Heiman was in the high technology business with over 22 years experience in semiconductor capital equipment in the field of semiconductor device fabrication using high power RF systems.
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