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MARKET MONTH: AUGUST 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 31, 2015) Despite favorable economic news later in the month, the U.S. stock market was unable to recover all of its losses and closed in negative territory compared to July. Key factors in the downturn include fear that China’s economy is weakening, the steep drop in the price […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 31, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 28, 2015) The latest stock sell-off in China sent U.S. stocks reeling at the beginning of the week. However, good economic news spurred by a favorable GDP report shifted momentum as stocks rallied to close ahead of last week. For the week, the Dow and Nasdaq were the […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 24, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 21, 2015) What a week! Investors had to take cover as several market indexes swooned to depths not seen in quite some time. Stocks responded negatively to China’s continued economic woes, the not-entirely-unexpected resignation of Greece’s prime minister (although he may be reelected in September), and crude oil […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 17, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 14, 2015) Stocks moved slightly ahead of last week. Both the large-cap S&P 500 and Dow posted modest gains by week’s end as did the small-cap Russell 2000. The Nasdaq was relatively flat posting only a 0.09% gain week-on-week. The Global Dow, possibly influenced by the generally slumping […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 10, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 7, 2015) It could be the result of an impending interest rate hike in September, or slumping oil prices, or lackluster earnings reports from some major companies, or it could be just summer doldrums, but the stock market definitely languished this past week as it has for most […]

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Market Month: July 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 31, 2015) Despite a generally sluggish economy, some mundane corporate earnings reports, the Greek debt crisis, and China’s stock market upheaval, the stock markets posted moderate gains, for the most part. The biggest gainer for the month was the Nasdaq, up 141 points to 5128, followed by the […]

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Market Week: August 3, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 31, 2015) The stock markets rebounded last week amid a tepid report from the Federal Open Market Committee seemingly halting talk of an imminent interest rate hike–although every indication points to some rate movement before the end of the year. Nevertheless, each of the major U.S. indexes showed […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 27, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 24, 2015) Despite favorable reports on unemployment claims, home sales, and the Greek debt crisis, the market took quite a hit pretty much across the board last week, apparently in response to mediocre corporate earnings reports from some big-name companies. Each major U.S. index listed here lost over […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 20, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 17, 2015) Following a week of losses, the market rebounded in a big way for the week ended July 17. News of a tentative agreement between Greece and its creditors seemed to quell investor concerns of a Grexit. Moves by the Chinese government have stopped a stretch of […]

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July 11th, 2015- Karen Polito, Erica Waasdorp,

By on July 13, 2015 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Chris speaks with Erica Waasdorp, President of A Direct Solution, which is an organization that helps nonprofits raise sustainable revenue through annual appeals and monthly giving.  In the second half of the show, Chris talks with the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito, about local topics such as state budget issues, and the MBTA.  Mike […]

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