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Diversification: a smart way to endure market volatility

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, it’s a good idea to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified

Giving farmers a helping hand

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Cora Fox, Center for Rural Affairs Whether you are a beginning farmer or have been farming for 30 years, it is important to know resources are available to assist you in your farming venture – through education, technical assistance, mediation, or co

NAFTA needs strong Intellectual Property Protections for America’s creators and innovators

on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Brian Pomper As the United States pushes to finish negotiations to modernize and rebalance the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. negotiating team ought to build on its successful conclusion of the KORUS talks and continue toughening up int

Gas and oil re-invest tax windfall

on Tuesday, 17 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By David Williams President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million towa

Congress funds

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs, annaj@cfra.org Last month, Congress passed its spending bill for this year, which funds the federal government through Sept. 30, 2018. We are glad to see that it provides support for rural America. First, Congres

Shouldn’t consumers be allowed to choose services they want?

on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

I feel sure you have noticed that some companies will spend enormous amounts of money advertising to get your business. The same companies will give you huge incentives to sign up or buy.....for a limited amount of time the discount will apply. But, they

When ideology collides with good school governance

on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. R.B.A. DiMuccio Should schools be focused on providing children with a good education in a safe environment or should they be laboratories of partisan political agitation? The answer, of course, should be obvious. The National School Boards Associa

What Switzerland has to do with your paycheck

on Tuesday, 27 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Patrick Gleason President Trump recently traveled to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deliver a message: America is once again open for business. He found a receptive audience. Thanks to tax reform, foreign companies are giddy

How high schoolers can boost business

on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By JD Hoye Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for American businesses. Media reports tend to focus on the lack of science, tech, and math skills. But more than four in 10 business executives complain that too many job applicants lack “soft

Cakes, guns, discrimination and freedom of association

on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a number of businesses have moved to distance themselves from scary-looking weapons, like the AR-15, from younger purchasers of weapons in general, and from organi

Billy Graham: My personal reflections

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. F. Stanley Keehlwetter As a child growing up in Maine during the 1950s, I was put to bed by my parents every Sunday evening after services at my dad’s small Baptist church. I can recall lying in bed with the radio tuned into “The Hour of Decision”

Three heads are better than 535

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

by Richard D. Kocur Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon vs. the entire United States Congress? My money is on Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon. These men, three of the wealthiest, most influential, and powerful business leaders in the world, recently a

Risk tolerance

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Before embarking on an investment strategy, it is imperative that you first determine your personal tolerance for risk. Generally speaking, with greater risk comes greater volatility. When determining your tolerance for risk, you must consider your age, i

Billy Graham’s legacy echoes thru eternity

on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

MONTREAT, N.C. – Evangelist Billy Graham passed away Feb. 21, at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99. Throughout his life, Billy Graham preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to approximately 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400

A tribute to Billy Graham

on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Gary S. Smith Overstating the significance of Billy Graham is difficult. Arguably the most important religious leader of the 20th century, Graham presented the gospel to an estimated 215 million people through his many evangelistic campaigns aroun
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