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The Month in Review

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics said U.S. payrolls added 243,000 jobs in January, bringing the unemployment rate down to 8.3%. It was the fifth straight month of lower unemployment. The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3% in Q4 2011, a more rapid pace than the 2.8% initial estimate. Once again, the Bureau …

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Market Recap – Feb 2012

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The Markets The Nasdaq came on strong for the second month in a row (though at a somewhat slower pace than in January) as it briefly hit 3,000 for the first time since 2000. An agreement on a second Greek bailout helped the Global Dow continue to heal; its year-to-date performance is now second only …

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January – Month in Review

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Unemployment was down for the fourth straight month; December’s 8.5% was almost a full percentage point lower than the previous December’s 9.4%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the biggest gains were in transportation/warehousing, retail, and manufacturing. The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.8% during 2011’s final quarter. The initial estimate, which …

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Market Commentary – January 2012

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The Markets Believers in the January indicator, rejoice! If the first month holds any significance as a barometer of how equities might perform during the rest of the year, January clearly got 2012 off to a good start. For the first time since October 2010, the Nasdaq had the strongest monthly gains of the four …

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2011 Tax Season Considerations

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You don’t want to pay more in taxes than you have to. That means taking advantage of every deduction and credit that you’re entitled to, and recognizing potential opportunities to save. It also means staying on top of deadlines, and avoiding mistakes that could prove costly down the road. So, here are some things to …

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