April 14, 2021

Here’s how the market responds when the US goes to war

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By Mark Armbruster, CFA Institute From Business Insider The stock market hates uncertainty, and there is plenty of uncertainty with respect to the tensions over the latest round of North Korean missile tests. This post, originally published 13 September 2013, focused on the violence in the Middle East, specifically Syria, and the potential that the United […]

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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From Newsmax ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington […]

This photo is the clearest sign of an imminent Iraqi civil war

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By Paul Szoldra and Michael B Kelley From Business Insider Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons while chanting slogans against the al-Qaida inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to help the military, which defends the capital in Baghdad’s Sadr City, Iraq, Friday, June 13, 2014. Things look like they are […]