President Donald Trump will likely get a polite reception from farmers and agribusiness leaders when he addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation’s convention Monday in Nashville, but there’s still challenges and uncertainties facing the industry whether on trade, labor or the farm bill. Farmers want assurances that trade disputes such as NAFTA won’t close markets
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The U.S. government continues to crack down on wacky trading activity in shares of companies involved in cryptocurrency. The Securities and Exchange Commission has halted trading in shares of UBI Blockchain Internet, a Hong Kong-based company, citing potentially inaccurate information in its disclosures to the regulator and unusual and unexplained market activity in the stock
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“One of the goals is to prevent terrorists from boarding commercial aircraft,” Yonkers said. All states are currently in the process of implementing Real ID programs. Twenty-eight states and territories are already fully compliant and 26 have been granted extensions through Oct. 10, 2018. Just two territories, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, are still
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Sam Edwards/Caiaimage | Getty Images A dose of healthy fear is good for investors, even during bull markets. The year 2017 was a good year to be an investor. The Dow Jones Industrial Average just passed through the 24,000 level for the first time ever. The S&P 500, a broader measure of the market, finished
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With retailers reporting strong holiday sales, and some consumers saying they turned to plastic to fund those purchases, it looks like 2018 will be the year that credit card debt crosses $1 trillion. “The scary number — $1 trillion — we’ll definitely hit in 2018,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with WalletHub. “It seems to
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The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates three times this year given the already strong economy will get a boost from tax cuts, and can tighten more or less aggressively if needed, a key U.S. rate-setter said on Saturday. In an interview, San Francisco Fed President John Williams painted a benign picture of the world’s
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Assoulin opened a New York City showroom in 2017 but intentionally keeps the inventory limited and the price point reasonable (she declined to discuss specific sales numbers). “It’s accessible rather than aspirational,” she said. “If you have $75, you can buy a bracelet.” There are now brightly colored earrings and necklaces as well, all in
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Pope Francis advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one’s whole life, urging people in his Epiphany remarks Saturday to also resist “the inclinations toward arrogance, the thirst for power and for riches.” Francis said during a homily at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica that people “often make
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It used to be common sense that investors couldn’t simply realize that it’s cold outside, buy shares in a “cold weather play” like Canada Goose and make money, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on Friday. But in this market, Cramer has watched common-sense investing come back into the fold as a winning strategy. “Now, I’m not
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CES: Formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2018 will dominate Monday’s headlines. The stock-moving technology event will feature high-profile speakers like Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, who will address the conference on Sunday night. “If you only read one thing about tech this year, you need to get a transcript of this speech,” Cramer
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In wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ repeal of Obama era guidance on legal marijuana, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is more worried about the marijuana business than he is about a law enforcement crackdown on weed. “When we see an industry, that is dependent upon investors, people who are putting their hard-earned money into the
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