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January jobs report – strong numbers with some surprises



The Department of Labor reported on Friday that 227,000 were added in January, well ahead of market expectations. Wage growth was down from recent months, with average hourly earnings up only 2.5%. The unemployment rate bumped up slightly to 4.8% and the labor force participation rate inched up as…

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Questions around financial regulation changes



Question: What’s black and white, twenty-eight times longer than War and Peace, and, as of February 2nd, up against the ropes? Answer: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act With a few strokes of the pen, Donald Trump not only added his signature to an executive order and a…

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