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With its Finish Line buyout, this company’s stock ‘offers excellent value’

“As Finish Line, the U.S. athletic shoe chain, becomes British, buying shares in its expansion-minded acquirer looks like a slam dunk” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. JD’s stock “offers excellent value,” and investors score a “fast-growing, ambitious company with a top-quality format and transferable skills,” say Pritchard and Stevenson.Wall Street was surprised by JD’s buyout of Finish Line, given that Sports Direct had been building a stake in the U.S. retailer.Finish Line is “not at the top of the list for allocations,” and that has been a problem for the…

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Pew: Economy ‘good-excellent’ rating highest in 18 years

“Americans rating the economy good to excellent has surged to the highest point since former President George W. Bush took office, according to a new survey” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The survey analysis said Republicans are driving the change. “Nearly three-quarters of Republicans (74 percent) now view the economy in positive terms.Pew Research Center said that 53 percent rate the economy high and the best in some 18 years. “Americans’ views of national economic conditions continue to improve, with the share saying the economy is in good or excellent condition now at…

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50 places in the US where retirement is affordable, health care is excellent, and life is good

“The cities below offer a great quality of life, good health care, and plentiful activities all for an affordable cost” reports businessinsider.nl. Taking that into account, WalletHub scored each city on its list based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and health care.Along with the perhaps more obvious considerations – sun, museums, tennis courts – reliable health care and affordable housing are important benchmarks when determining where to live.The three cities that top the list of best places for retirement are all in Florida. Source: businessinsider.nl Share This:

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Trump’s doctor just nuked the health conspiracies. It was very funny

“Indeed, to the chagrin of much of the press corps, Jackson seemed medically wowed by Trump’s health” writes Tom Rogan for washingtonexaminer.com. Yet, it was the persistent questioning about Trump’s mental health that Jackson handled most effectively.For a start, Jackson clarified that Trump is in excellent cardiovascular health and “has incredibly good genes.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump’s doctor says he’s in ‘excellent health,’ but the numbers tell a different story

“But in July, the APA defied that rule and said its members could publicly discuss Trump’s mental health” writes Erin Brodwin for businessinsider.com. Jackson said Trump’s overall health — especially his heart health — is very good.”The one thing that stands out more than anything to me is his cardiac health,” Jackson said.Everything from Trump’s heart and cholesterol to his weight may be at risk, according to experts and information Jackson shared on Tuesday.Trump’s mental health has been questioned by countless experts who have called his public tweets — including…

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Voters’ perception of economy at record high…

“Perceptions of the U.S. economy have reached a record high among voters, according to a new poll” reports thehill.com. Two-thirds of voters polled, 66 percent, said in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday they would characterize the economy as “excellent” or “good.” Quinnipiac noted that figure is the highest rating since it began asking the question in 2001.Thirty-three percent, however, said they view the economy as “not so good” or “poor.” Nearly half of respondents, 49 percent, say former President Obama is more responsible for the current economy, while 40 percent attribute the…

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Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“Excellent execution requires both breadth and depth” reports hbr.org. Second, they inform all their staff of the new strategy, but empower a few champions to lead it.Leaders whose strategies succeed tend to focus on four implementation imperatives.A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation.In fact, successful leaders sometimes wait to announce a strategy until it’s well under way. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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US dollar bounces back on strong ISM services – updates

“This services sector report serves as a hint to the NFP, when it is published before the jobs report of course” writes Yohay’s Google Profile for forexcrunch.com. This is an excellent number, reflecting very strong growth in the services sector, the largest in the US. The employment component reached 57.5 points, up from 56.8 points.Factory data came out at +1.4%, better than 1.3% expected and 1.2% seen last time.The miss on the headline and more importantly the poor wages data sent the dollar lower. Source: forexcrunch.com Share This:

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