A New Twist on a Controversial Issue, August 12, 2013

A New Twist on a Controversial Issue . . . It hasn’t been that long since eminent domain was a topic of conversation in households across the United States. Just after the turn of the century, homeowners in New London, Connecticut tried to stop the city from...

Weekly Perspective, August 12, 2013

The Markets Like the kid who sings loudly and enthusiastically at a grade school concert while wary peers dodge his O Sole Mio arm sweeps, the Federal Reserve has been getting a lot of attention lately. That didn’t change last week. Markets pulled back from...

Weekly Perspective, August 5, 2013

The Markets You say to-may-to. I say to-mah-to. You have to be a careful reader to keep up with the Federal Reserve these days. Last week, the Fed re-characterized the pace of economic growth in the United States from “moderate” to “modest.”...

They Say Actions Speak Louder Than Words! July 1, 2013

They Say Actions Speak Louder Than Words! But that doesn’t appear to be the case when it comes to Federal Reserve monetary policy. For some time, the Fed has been communicating its intention to gradually cut back its bond purchasing program (a.k.a. quantitative...

Weekly Perspective, June 17, 2013

The Markets Like a host at a dinner party, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put the performance of the U.S. economy on the table last week to be gnawed over by world markets. When the IMF presented its annual review of the world’s largest economy, it stated...

Consumer Watchdog Or? June 3, 2013

CONSUMER WATCHDOG OR? Some say the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unnecessarily limits consumers’ choices and is not subject to sufficient oversight; others say it protects consumers from unethical business practices and unnecessary financial...