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MARKET WEEK: JULY 6, 2015

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The Markets Stock markets closed the holiday week on a sour note for the second week in a row. While several domestic indicators have been favorable, such as housing and unemployment, the markets across the board continued to lose value on the heels of Greece closing its banks for a week and missing a debt […]

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June 27, 2015 – Mike Burton on Mortgages

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Chris and show sponsor and frequent guest Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage co-host this week’s Something More. They discuss the news of the week, including the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage and health care. Chris offers some market perspective and Mike discusses everything you ever wanted to know about mortgages. All that, plus your calls […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 29, 2015

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The Markets Bolstered by very favorable housing news and heightened consumer expectations, the economic news was generally good for the week ending June 26. Unfortunately, the markets, which had experienced gains the prior week, can be described as mundane at best. Both large-cap benchmarks dipped this week, while small caps were not immune to a […]

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June 20, 2015 – Mary Lou Palumbo

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Chris welcomes Mary Lou Palumbo, Executive Director of the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, to the show this week. Mary Lou talks about the Business After Hours, recent events, and the upcoming Clam Bake. Other topics covered by Chris this week include: Father’s Day, Rick Presbrey and the Housing Assistance Corp, the Papal Encyclical, the New […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 22, 2015

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The Markets The markets responded favorably following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates would not be raised next month. Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 closed ahead of last week. But the biggest weekly gainers were the Nasdaq, which gained 1.3%, and the Russell 2000, which closed the week 1.55% better than last […]

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June 13, 2015 – Barbara Milligan

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Chris offers market commentary and perspective in the first hour of this week’s “Something More.” In the second hour, Barbara Milligan of the Cape and Islands United Way is in studio to talk about all of the good works of the United Way. She talks about grant distributions, the upcoming change in structure to a […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 15, 2015

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The Markets Reports from this past week revealed that the number of job openings is increasing, and the federal deficit and crude oil inventories are shrinking, while consumers are spending more of their hard-earned money. Unfortunately, news out of Europe is that negotiations between Greece and its creditors are regressing with default seemingly inevitable. The […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 8, 2015

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The Markets The Federal Reserve may be on track to raise short-term interest rates later this year, as a favorable jobs report may be signaling the start of anticipated economic growth and inflationary expansion. However, other economic indicators have not been as positive, further enforcing the Federal Reserve’s “wait and see” approach. Possibly in response […]

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MARKET MONTH: MAY 2015

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The Markets The Federal Reserve’s pronouncement that negative economic returns in the first quarter were transitory may be proving accurate as a few economic indicators are gaining momentum early in Q2. May began with weak economic news from the first quarter, which may have driven positive market gains with investors presuming that a weak economy […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 1, 2015

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The Markets After experiencing positive gains the past few weeks, the short holiday week closed with all the major indexes experiencing losses. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow ended the week in the red, as did the small-cap Russell 2000 and Nasdaq, although each of the latter performed a little better than their large-cap […]

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