‘Hamilton’ composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mom on how to raise a successful child

‘Hamilton’ composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mom on how to raise a successful child

Lin-Manuel Miranda composed the hit musical “Hamilton.” He is a MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. He’s earned 16 Tony Nominations and won 11 Tony Awards. And the list goes on. He is successful in many ways. For parents who dream of raising a successful child, Miranda’s mother, Luz Towns-Miranda, who is a psychologist, shares her best advice: Be your children’s greatest advocate. “You need to be aware of what…

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Watch: Trump holds joint news conference with Australian PM Turnbull

Watch: Trump holds joint news conference with Australian PM Turnbull

[The stream is slated to start at 2 p.m., ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference Friday afternoon as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits the White House. The leaders could face questions about efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs after the Trump administration announced new sanctions against the communist dictatorship. Trump could also address…

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Bank of America is worried about the threat of cryptocurrency to its business

Bank of America is worried about the threat of cryptocurrency to its business

Cryptocurrencies pose a competitive threat to Bank of America‘s business, the company said in a regulatory filing Thursday. “Clients may choose to conduct business with other market participants who engage in business or offer products in areas we deem speculative or risky, such as cryptocurrencies,” the bank said. Such increased competition may “negatively affect our earnings” or affect “the willingness of our clients to do business with us.” The comments were part of an annual…

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Trump infrastructure plan comes up $1 trillion short of its funding goal, analysis finds

Trump infrastructure plan comes up $1 trillion short of its funding goal, analysis finds

The Trump administration’s plan to rebuild and improve America’s aging infrastructure would fall far short of the investment it needs, according to a new analysis. More than $1 trillion short, in fact, say analysts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. President Donald Trump‘s proposal, unveiled earlier this month, calls for heavy reliance on additional funding from state and local governments and from private investors. The idea is to have the federal government put up…

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Jeffrey Gundlach says if you want to know where stocks are going next, watch bitcoin

Jeffrey Gundlach says if you want to know where stocks are going next, watch bitcoin

Gundlach — the founder of DoubleLine Capital — is one of the leading bond managers, often referred to as the “bond king.” Earlier on Friday, Gundlach expressed doubt that wages can go up without sparking a sharp increase in inflation. Concerns of rising inflation sent stocks reeling earlier this month, after the Labor Department reported much higher-than-expected annualized wage growth. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. Free America Network Articles

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The Federal Reserve thinks stocks and commercial real estate prices are getting too rich

The Federal Reserve thinks stocks and commercial real estate prices are getting too rich

Federal Reserve policy makers believe financial market asset prices are high, according to the central bank’s “Monetary Policy Report” to Congress Friday. “Valuation pressures continue to be elevated across a range of asset classes, including equities and commercial real estate,” the report said. “Over the second half of 2017, valuation pressures edged up from already elevated levels. In general, valuations are higher than would be expected based solely on the current level of longer-term Treasury…

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Carl’s Jr. launches ad campaign as it tries to forge an identity separate from Hardee’s

Carl’s Jr. launches ad campaign as it tries to forge an identity separate from Hardee’s

Nearly a year after scrapping its provocative burger ads, Carl’s Jr. is still struggling to differentiate itself from its closest competitors and its partner brand, Hardee’s. On Monday, CKE Restaurants, which owns both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, launched a new advertising campaign that showcases the “crave-ability” of Carl’s Jr.’s menu. The campaign features the voice of actor Matthew McConaughey telling diners to “pick up” and answer the “Call of Carl’s.” “Carl’s Jr. is big taste…

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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty Friday in Mueller probe

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty Friday in Mueller probe

Rick Gates, who worked as a top aide on Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign, is expected to plead guilty Friday in the special counsel’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The New York Times and ABC News reported the development earlier. NBC News confirmed it, citing a source familiar with the proceedings. Gates’ expected plea is considered an indication that he may be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller. The news comes a day…

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Boeing reportedly nears deal with Trump for two new Air Force One planes

Boeing reportedly nears deal with Trump for two new Air Force One planes

Boeing and President Donald Trump are nearing a multibillion-dollar deal for two new Air Force One planes, potentially ending the drawn out and highly publicized negotiations between the two parties, Defense One reported. Boeing confirmed to CNBC that Trump and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg “had a productive meeting this week.” In a Tuesday meeting at the White House, Trump and Muilenburg had a breakthrough in gridlocked negotiations on the two 747 jumbo airliners that the…

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Where Bill Gross is investing his money after calling bond bear market

Where Bill Gross is investing his money after calling bond bear market

Bond guru Bill Gross has made his negative call on bonds clear: The bear market in fixed income has begun. As the era of quantitative easing winds down and interest rates go up, Gross has told investors not to panic, but to expect a “mild” bear market with returns of zero to 1 percent at best. With yields on the 10-year treasury headed toward 3 percent and touching a four-year high on Wednesday, bondholders will…

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