Rick Newman

April 2012


Why Apple Could Get Even Bigger

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What would the U.S. economy look like without Apple?

It's a tantalizing question, given that Apple's gusher of profits seems to be having an outsized effect on the entire stock market. A buoyant earnings report, as Apple recently released, is capable of lifting the entire market higher, while ...

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Apple Inc.
economy

5 Things Voters Need To Know About Medicare

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If you're dependent on Medicare—as nearly 50 million Americans are—this year's presidential election could cause a lot of anxiety. 

Medicare has become one of the biggest flash points between President Obama and his likely Republican rival, Mitt Romney, with the two men in deep disagreement about ...

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Medicare

Why the Economy May Still Tank in 2012

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Hey, did you happen to see where the recovery went?

For a while there, it looked as if jobs were returning, the housing market was close to bottoming out and consumers were growing more confident about their own economic outlook. But then came a disappointing jobs report, a three percent stock ...

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economy
recession

3 Myths Contained in the JOBS Act

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So Congress finally got something done.

In Washington, they're taking a short break from lobbing spitballs to celebrate the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which might take the prize for the worst bill title ever, except in that it forms the nifty acronym JOBS. This is not to be ...

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employment
Congress

Why Businesses Are Finally Starting to Hire

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Like many companies, Gray Construction spent the last few years laying off workers and sweating over the future. But lately, the Lexington, Ky.-based industrial construction firm has seen concrete signs of a lasting recovery. "I like the next 12, 18, 24 months," says CEO Stephen Gray. "I see ...

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business
hiring

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