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Historically, little gets done by Congress in an election year. But the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the coming fight over replacing him on the bench will bring legislating to a virtual stop, making the previous snails pace of progress seem downright speedy. See Also: Kiplinger’s Economic Outlooks The most immediate effect of the conservative icons passing will be on a handful of major cases before the Supreme Court, including some closely watched by the business world. With the Court now populated by four conservatives and four liberals and no chance of a new ninth justice joining the Court before its current term ends early this summer some of those cases will end up 4-4. In that event, the lower courts ruling would stand. Top 5 Electric Utility Stocks To Invest In 2017: T-Mobile US, Inc.(TMUS)   T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile … Continue reading

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With back-to-school shopping season in full swing, concerns on how to afford clothing and educational supplies increase. According to the National Retail Federation’s latest Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend about $674 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. See Also: Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shoppers Here are some tips to save on this pricey time of year: 1. Purge the Closet Kids grow like weeds. A pair of shoes bought just a month ago might no longer fit. Rummage through clothing to see what fits and what is in good condition. Hang onto what you can to pass on to younger siblings, friends or goodwill. Everything else can be tossed or recycled for a craft project. Talk to your children to make decisions about what they could reuse. This encourages a youngster to think creatively about how … Continue reading

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New research on money-stealing hackers shows they are expanding their reach — and looking more like an international mafia. The cybersecurity experts at Dell SecureWorks track banking botnets, the massive networks of infected computers that steal victims’ bank logins and empty their checking accounts. In 2015, the most vicious viruses expanded to also target warehouses and shipping companies, according to SecureWorks’ latest report. The report, which CNNMoney got an exclusive look at this week, found banking botnet malware is targeting warehouses in New York, the United Kingdom, Romania and Latvia. They also found it aimed at shipping companies in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. It could be a sign that hackers are creating a channel to launder their stolen money and goods. That’s the running theory by Pallav Khandhar, a senior threat researcher at SecureWorks. Top Oil Service Companies For 2017: Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc.(SVVC) Firsthand … Continue reading

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If youre waiting for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) to recover from last year’s E. coli and salmonella outbreaks, dont hold your breath. Chipotle is expected to report second-quarter earnings in mid-to-late July. William Brinson Thats the warning from Morgan Stanley analyst John Glass. He downgraded the fast-casual chain of Mexican eateries to an equal weight from an overweight and cut the price target to $405 from $500, citing new evidence that a sales recovery could prove to be far more protracted than the Street expects. Glass cited the results of a consumer survey he and his team ran in June to test attitudes towards Chipotle. Six months have passed since the last reported food safety incident, and according to survey results, approximately 25% of CMGs customershave stopped going or reduced the frequency of their visits. Best New Companies To Buy For 2017: Rex Energy Corporation(REXX) Rex Energy Corporation operates as … Continue reading

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Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee argues that investors need to add value and low quality stocks like Ford Motor (F), Marathon Oil (MRO), Mosaic (MOS), and First Solar (FSLR) to their portfolios to take advantage of rising oil prices, a cheaper dollar and a rebound in high yield. He explains why: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The dilemma: hope for a catch-up in momentum and quality or put on the correlation trade and buy Value and Low-quality. The improvement in equity markets since mid-February have coincided with better economic data and an improvement in the three biggies: high-yield, oil and USD. There is not universal agreement that anything has improvedin fact, a significant number of clients believe the business expansion has ended and the global economy is slipping into recession. A few even noted several strategists/economists visiting Boston last week argued the same. But if the three biggies are turning, investors need to focus … Continue reading