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Fienup: Fed putting blinders on investors’ eyes

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2020  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fienup: Fed putting blinders on investors’ eyes

By Matthew Fienup While the CDC is recommending face masks, the Federal Reserve is imposing blinders. Long before 40 million people filed unemployment claims as a result of government-mandated closures, indeed before any of us had even heard of COVID-19, U.S. monetary policy was already on crisis footing. The Federal Reserve failed to unwind extraordinary Read More →

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Regulators approve merger of Mechanics Bank and Rabobank, N.A.

By   /  Tuesday, July 30th, 2019  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Regulators approve merger of Mechanics Bank and Rabobank, N.A.

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Our view: Monetary policy shouldn’t be only game in town

By   /  Friday, July 26th, 2019  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Monetary policy shouldn’t be only game in town

IWhen President Ronald Reagan cut taxes in the 1980s, the national debt was 30 percent of GDP. Even those tax cuts were partially reversed amid rising deficits and, by the late 1990s, the U.S. Treasury was running a rare surplus. Today, after large tax cuts in the early 2000s, spending for wars and recession recovery Read More →

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Fienup: Federal Reserve actions diminish economic future

By   /  Friday, June 7th, 2019  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fienup: Federal Reserve actions diminish economic future

By Matthew Fienup For years, we have been critical of Federal Reserve policy and the significant impacts that it is having on the U.S. economy. As we wrote in 2017, “U.S. monetary policy is among the greatest of internal risks to U.S. economic growth.” And in 2018, “Extraordinary policy experimentation undertaken by the Federal Reserve Read More →

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Apfelthaler: Trade war is bad for the economy

By   /  Friday, May 24th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Apfelthaler: Trade war is bad for the economy

By Gerhard Apfelthaler It’s back! After months of negotiations with China, the pause button has been released and the nation finds itself back in the trade war. Fact is, it never went away. Ask, for instance, the folks at Volvo’s plant in Ridgeville, S.C., which is running at a fraction of its capacity. Or ask Read More →

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Sohn says longevity of economic recovery a surprise

By   /  Friday, April 19th, 2019  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Sohn says longevity of economic recovery a surprise

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Dubroff: Stock market investors face an autumn fraught with worries

By   /  Friday, October 26th, 2018  /  Columns, Latest news, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Stock market investors face an autumn fraught with worries

Henry Dubroff

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