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Federal Budget Allocated, Low-Income Veterans Protected, and Rural Phone Services to Meet Quality Standards

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625) – This is the latest budget bill that appropriates $1.3 trillion of Treasury funds until the end of September – which is the end of the fiscal year. The following is a sampling of some of the provisions included in the 2,232-page bill: Service members receive a 2.4 percent … Continue reading “Federal Budget Allocated, Low-Income Veterans Protected, and Rural Phone Services to Meet Quality Standards”

Dividend Stocks Can Be Reliable Source of Income for Retirees

The low interest rate environment of recent years has presented challenges to retirees who rely on bonds to supplement retirement income. Low rates and sustained equity outperformance have made stocks more attractive. However, while the stock market has returned impressive gains over the past eight years, retirees historically have been reluctant to maintain a high … Continue reading “Dividend Stocks Can Be Reliable Source of Income for Retirees”

Trade Wars on the Horizon?
What This Could Mean for Financial Markets

The Trump administration’s recent flurry of trade moves is spiking uncertainty and confusion among financial markets. His imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as levies on Chinese imports have provoked immediate reactions. China, for example, claims that the United States’ actions are a violation of international trade rules and threaten to take … Continue reading “Trade Wars on the Horizon?
What This Could Mean for Financial Markets”

How to Manage Remote Employees

According to a report from FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics, the number of remote workers has increased since 2005. “The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce Report” found that 3.9 million workers now perform at least 50 percent of their working hours by telecommuting from their residence. This increase in remote workers … Continue reading “How to Manage Remote Employees”

Congress at Work: Transparency for Elder Abuse, Internet Ads and Drug Pricing

Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (S. 178) – Sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Jan. 20, this bill is intended to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in such cases. Among other provisions, the Act facilitates improved data collection and Federal coordination, and enhances penalties for … Continue reading “Congress at Work: Transparency for Elder Abuse, Internet Ads and Drug Pricing”

 

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