It costs about eight dollars to make an i phone in China, before shipping, and currently, about sixty five dollars to make one in the U.S. --So, will Apple ever make i phones in America? Hear what former CEO John Scully has to say, and how it actually could happen, IF some key regulations go away and taxes are cut. And find out why pedestrian deaths are suddenly what has safety experts worried...
Jason Zweig of the Wall Street Journal says that U.S. investors are in danger of becoming the equivalent of driverless cares when it comes to their investments and are in danger of falling asleep at the wheel. Betterment, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, Vanguard Portfolio Advisory Services and Wealthfront — have roughly doubled their assets in the past year, to $77 billion dollars--adding to the market's rise. Meanwhile margin debt has hit an all time high. Find out what could keep the markets rising and what could cause a sell off. Then in the Q & A Segment, estate planning attorney Richard Dwornik is in the house.
Will Carnival Cruise Lines and Daimler be two sweetheart stocks in 2017? Chinese cruise attendance is mushrooming and Daimler is a leader in driverless truck technology that is on its way to a highway near you! Find out if its time to get in or out, and learn what The Hill is reporting as the Trump administration's next moves on Health Care and Tax Reform.
According to statistics, about 49% of sales on Amazon are through the third party vendors you see on the site. What you don't see are the algorithms and artificial intelligence behind the system--and the guerilla warfare among third party traders that goes on all day long. Get the inside story from a Wall Street Journal investigation, and much more
For decades, dividend growth investors have compounded their gains even in flat markets, gotten gains plus dividends in bull markets, and bought more shares at cheap prices in bear markets by reinvesting dividends. By and large, dividend growth investors have experienced strong gains in good times and more principal protection in tough times due to a market phenomenon known as "yield support". Steve reviews why. Then, mortgage expert Joe Capitano is here to review what's hot and what's not in the current real estate market.
Many smaller U.S. cities and towns are in a battle to attract manufacturing companies from other cities and towns, using tax incentives and other lures. But not in a small way! Economic-development tax incentives more than tripled over the past 25 years, according to the Wall Street journal, offsetting about 30% of the taxes the companies receiving incentives would have otherwise paid in 2015--to the tune of about $45 billion dollars! Find out why Ridell, the maker of football helmets for the NFL and NCAA, made the move from Elyria, Ohio to Ridgeville and why other companies are finding new homes as well.
Although Janet Yellen made the case that she needed to step in and cool off the economy by raising rates, one Fed official voted against the raise.Since then rates have fallen on ten year treasury bonds. A survey-based gauge of U.S. consumer inflation expectations over the next five to 10 years hit a record low this month, according to the University of Michigan two days after the Fed’s action to raise rates. Find out where rates are going in a special Wall Street Journal report
Is cable TV dying or just downsizing big time?! Cable providers are dumping many smaller networks in 2017. Why? Because they are getting small audiences. The Wall Street Journal reports that nearly 70 channels that collect an average of $13 of Americans’ monthly cable bills each accounted for less than half of total TV viewing. It's crunch time for cable TV--find out if your favorite channel is getting the Ax!
Are Routers and Video Cams the New Frontier for Hackers? According to the Wall Street Journal, your everyday router may be a vulnerable link in your home Wi-Fi network, but it also may be allowing hackers to access personal information, sometimes even if it's encrypted. Your information can wind up around the world--in Liberia for example-- in a very short period of time. A big problem occurs when you reset passwords--malware can be into your system in less than nine seconds. Steve and Sinclair have the Journal report on which brand of router is really having some issues. Then, tax expert Doris Milton with H & R Block is here with tax tips as we approach the April 18 deadline.