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Jun
21
Inflation Update: Understanding Recent Trends and Future Implications
Inflation Update: Understanding Recent Trends and Future Implications
  In this week’s Money with Murphy, Kara delves into the complexities of inflation, examining its recent trends and future implications. Two years ago, prices...
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Jun
12
Infrastructure: The Unsung Hero of the Global Economy
Infrastructure: The Unsung Hero of the Global Economy
What’s behind the global push to upgrade infrastructure?   Old age and economic costs: Many of the roads, railways, bridges, power plants and other critical assets...
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Jun
11
May Market Commentary
May Market Commentary
In May, the stock market bounced back from a challenging April, closing the month on a high note. This significantly improved from the previous month,...
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May
30
Aging in Place: Updating Your Home for Comfort and Longevity
Aging in Place: Updating Your Home for Comfort and Longevity
As we navigate through life, our needs and abilities evolve. For many individuals or their aging parents, the concept of “aging in place” has become...
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May
8
April Market Commentary
April Market Commentary
April marked a significant shift in the stock market, with each of the benchmark indexes enduring their first downturn in several months. Various factors influenced...
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May
8
Money with Murphy – Job Market Jigsaw: Putting the Pieces Together
Money with Murphy – Job Market Jigsaw: Putting the Pieces Together
Last week, we got the first evidence in months that the job market is weakening. In April, 175,000 new jobs were created. That level of...
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May
1
Markets in a Minute: The Over/Under on Housing
Markets in a Minute: The Over/Under on Housing
The Over/Under on Housing   If you’ve bought a house in the past four years, then you know how difficult it has been to navigate...
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Apr
25
Understanding and Overcoming the Widow’s Penalty
Understanding and Overcoming the Widow’s Penalty
Losing a spouse is one of life’s most challenging experiences, bringing not only emotional upheaval but often financial stress as well. Unfortunately, many widows face...
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Apr
25
Money with Murphy – Gold: Peak or Possibilities?
Money with Murphy – Gold: Peak or Possibilities?
From Cleopatra’s attempts to use alchemy to turn lead into gold, to California’s gold rush that drew hundreds of thousands of fortune seekers, gold has...
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Apr
17
Q1 2024 Market Commentary
Q1 2024 Market Commentary
At the start of 2024, Wall Street demonstrated its resilience, experiencing a rapid rise driven by a strong economy, potential interest rate cuts, and advancements...
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Apr
17
Higher Ground: First Quarter Market Review and Outlook
Higher Ground: First Quarter Market Review and Outlook
Takeaways ·         The U.S. economy continued to show resilience despite elevated inflation and high interest rates, dampening expectations of interest-rate cuts ·         The broad stock...
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Apr
10
Money with Murphy: Q1 Market Review
Money with Murphy: Q1 Market Review
In the first quarter of this year, the S&P 500 had an impressive start, ending the quarter up over 10%, its strongest first quarter since...
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