Golden Apple

December 22, 2017

This will be the last issue of The Golden Apple in 2017. We wish you and your families a merry Christmas, and the happiest of new years. See you in 2018. Let the technical corrections begin — The House and Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday...

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December 17, 2017

Conference Committee reports tax bill — Late Friday, the conference committee on H.R. 1 released the text of a compromise bill for action by the House and Senate this week. As expected, the bill would cap the corporate tax rate at 21 percent, individual rates...

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December 8, 2017

Senate Banking Committee approves reform bill — At the end of a markup that went into the evening, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs voted 16-7 on Tuesday to approve S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. Among...

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December 1, 2017

Did you feel that? Some of us got a jolt that was more than metaphorical late Thursday afternoon. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit Dover, Delaware, just before 5:00 p.m., and people felt it as far north as Maine. Earlier generations might have seen an event like...

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November 17, 2017

Counting down — With the House and Senate gone for the Thanksgiving holiday, 12 voting days remain in this legislative session. Tax plan passes House, moves through Senate Finance — The House of Representatives voted 225-207 on Thursday to approve H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs...

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November 10, 2017

Time to clean up VA financing — As we honor the nation’s veterans today, a growing number of legislators and financial experts are calling on the Veterans Administration to implement new rules that protect mortgage borrowers and prevent ruinous refinancing. A thoroughly reported article in...

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November 3, 2017

Powell named to Federal Reserve chair — President Trump announced yesterday that he was appointing Federal Reserve Board governor Jerome “Jay” H. Powell to succeed Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve System. Powell has served as a member of the Federal Reserve Board...

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October 27, 2017

Treasury issues recommendations for regulatory framework — The Department of the Treasury released its recommendations for regulatory reform of the asset management and insurance industries yesterday. The report is the third published under the President’s executive order directing agencies to identify laws and principles that...

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October 20, 2017

Help wanted — Professional baseball club seeks manager. Major media market, five current players on All-Star roster, pitching staff includes at least one Cy Young Award winner. Tenure limited to two seasons unless you can win a division series. Details available at www.nationals.mlb.com. Senate approves budget...

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October 13, 2017

More than McDonald’s can serve — The world’s population reached 6 billion on October 12, 1999, and this week stands at nearly 7.6 billion, according to the World Population Clock. That’s a growth rate that’s accelerating faster all the time — world population doubled between 1960...

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