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  1. From Barron’s, January 19, 2015 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 17 Jan 2015

    unrealized gains over $690K. Pg 39: The DC piece says that time for Social Security reform is ripe again. The 2011 budget sequestration law was deferred for 2 years in 2013 and it kicks again on Oct 1. The Social security reform may be the only way out to

  2. Key Themes for 2014

    Commentary

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014

    ` "Despite a government shutdown, higher tax rates and sequestration , 2013 ended as the 13 th best year in history for U.S. stocks. Economic growth of nearly 2.5%, lower unemployment

  3. Select Captures Healthy Outpatient Growth in the Third Quarter

    Commentary

    Mon, 3 Nov 2014

    and buoyant outpatient admissions were slightly offset by sequestration and hospital closings. The company narrowed its 2014 projections ..... within the specialty hospital segment despite the effects of sequestration and relatively flat admissions growth. Conversely, good

  4. The Real Interest Rate Worry

    Headlines

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    have the federal deficit under control. In relative terms, perhaps. Remember the budget cuts that took place because of sequestration ? According to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government officially ran a deficit of $589 billion for the first 11 months

  5. Wide-Moat Lockheed Martin Reports In-Line 3Q14 Results

    Commentary

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    comments about 2015 that called for continued sales pressure and lower segment operating margins, as negative impacts from sequestration cuts flow through its businesses. The company also noted increased competition in IT and missile sales. Our long term

  6. Only a Half Trillion Dollars

    Headlines

    Fri, 22 Aug 2014

    unwillingness to deal with Republican-backed spending reductions amid the 2011 fight over automatic spending cuts, known as the sequestration . But a half trillion dollars is still a mountain of money. It helps to give the number some context. To reach a half trillion

  7. Sequestration , Operational Disruptions Weigh on Select’s Second-Quarter Results

    Commentary

    Fri, 8 Aug 2014

    admissions growth, though the top line was still weighed by sequestration and hospital closings. The company reaffirmed its 2014 ..... despite stagnant specialty hospital growth due to a mix of sequestration and rehabilitation payment reductions, as well as three

  8. A Fine Fiscal Balance

    Headlines

    Tue, 15 Jul 2014

    actually have very similar points of view on what the broad strokes of fiscal policy need to be going forward. KI : Thanks to sequestration cuts and other policy changes, low borrowing rates, and our emerging recovery, the budget is actually in a pretty okay

  9. One Step Closer: Public Sector Taking Deleveraging Baton from Private Sector

    Headlines

    Thu, 19 Jun 2014

    Improvement Source: FactSet, as of May 31, 2014. The decline in outlays (blue line above) has come partly thanks to sequestration ; while the improvement in receipts (yellow line above) has come partly from higher tax rates, but also an improving

  10. Why Allocate to Floating-Rate Funds?

    Headlines

    Tue, 27 May 2014

    for the U.S. economy is that growth likely will accelerate moderately this year as the fiscal drag of last year’s sequestration subsides. Corporate credit fundamentals remain favorable, with companies benefiting from low interest rates, and we expect

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