In One Chart: Where the money’s made — and where it isn’t — from coast to coast

In One Chart: Where the money’s made — and where it isn’t — from coast to coast
The fact that the major cities in the United States are responsible for the lion’s share of the country’s economic output isn’t surprising. But what may be eye-opening is just how much they dominate. In this map from cost-estimating website HowMuch.net, the pink spikes — though some of them look more like small dots — represent the gross domestic product... Read More

Rex Nutting: The EPA’s Pruitt is finally gone, but there’s plenty of rot left

Rex Nutting: The EPA’s Pruitt is finally gone, but there’s plenty of rot left
America desperately needs the congressional wing of the Republican Party to stand up for our Republic. America needs Congress to impeach Scott Pruitt. Our constitutional system of checks and balances — the essential mechanism put in place by the Founding Fathers to prevent tyranny — is broken if the equal branches of government fail to hold the others accountable. The... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is former coal lobbyist, climate-change skeptic

The Wall Street Journal: Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is former coal lobbyist, climate-change skeptic
WASHINGTON — The new acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal and energy lobbyist who has expressed skepticism about the human impact on climate change. President Donald Trump on Thursday named Andrew Wheeler as acting administrator after accepting the resignation of Scott Pruitt, who left amid a series of allegations over ethics and spending. “I have... Read More

Currencies: Dollar remains soft after Fed minutes as investors await June jobs data

Currencies: Dollar remains soft after Fed minutes as investors await June jobs data
The U.S. dollar maintained a mixed performance versus major rivals Thursday, leaving a closely followed index in negative territory after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s June meeting showed policy makers fretting over intensifying trade disputes but not inclined to put planned rate increases on pause. Read: Fed increasingly worried about spillovers from trade but shows no sign of pausing rate... Read More

NewsWatch: Here’s the new recession indicator presented to Fed officials

NewsWatch: Here’s the new recession indicator presented to Fed officials
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Federal Reserve policy makers were presented with a new recession indicator, according to minutes released Thursday. See full story. Trump Today: President announces resignation of Scott Pruitt President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt, the controversial head of the Environmental Protection Agency. See full story. No snoozing as stock-market investors await crucial 24... Read More

Ecolab (ECL) "Revisiting a Stock Pick"

Ecolab (ECL) "Revisiting a Stock Pick"
Ecolab (ECL) “Revisiting a Stock Pick” Hello Friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog, Stock Picks Bob’s Advice!  As always, please rememeber that I am an amateur investor, so please remember to consult with your professional investment advisers prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website. On April 15, 2009, my Covestor... Read More

Avago Technologies (AVGO)

Avago Technologies (AVGO)
Avago Technologies (AVGO) Hello Friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog Stock Picks Bob’s Advice.  As always, please remember that I am an amateur investor, so please remember to consult with your professional investment advisers prior to making any decisions based on this website. On October 17, 2014, I purchased shares of Avago Technologies (AVGO) for... Read More

Arista Networks Inc (ANET)

Arista Networks Inc (ANET)
Arista Networks Inc (ANET) Hello Friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog Stock Picks Bob’s Advice!  As always, please remember that I am an amateur investor, so please remember to consult with your professional investment advisers prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website. I have had quite a hiatus in blogging here.... Read More

Williams-Sonoma (WSM)

Williams-Sonoma (WSM)
Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Hello Friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog Stock Picks Bob’s Advice!  As always please remember that I am amateur investor, so please remember to consult with your professional investment advisers prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website. On May 21, 2014, I purchased shares of Williams-Sonoma at $63.80/share... Read More