Stocks Still Have Much Further To Climb, Despite The Fed’s Balance Sheet

For example, in 2020, the has climbed by approximately 5%, while the Fed’s balance sheet has expanded by roughly 20 basis points.Perhaps it isn’t so much the Fed’s balance sheet that's driving stocks higher, but rather the monetary policy itself.

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Rising stocks fuel record profit for Buffett's Berkshire; operating profit disappoints By Reuters

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© Reuters.In his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders, Buffett defended Berkshire's foray into stocks, which comes amid a four-year drought since its last major acquisition that has left Berkshire sitting on $128 billion of cash.

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Is Microsoft Still A Buy?

4-trillion, Microsoft shares have already surged about 18% during the first seven weeks of 2020, after having delivered returns of about 60% to shareholders in 2019.This rally in Microsoft shares—which began in the middle of 2016—is showing no sign of peaking as the Redmond, WA-based software giant benefits from the expanding demand for its cloud-computing services.

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S&P Posts First Loss in Three Weeks Amid Rout in Chip Stocks By

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Roger Stone lawyers ask for judge's recusal

In a late-night filing on Friday, Roger Stone's lawyers asked for Judge Amy Berman Jackson to recuse herself from the case because she stated at Stone's sentencing that the jury acted with "integrity.In arguing for a new trial, Stone's lawyers have alleged at least one juror was biased against him.

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American women have less money, time, and support than men — and it's taking a toll on their health

In the survey, most Americans cited money constraints as the biggest obstacles to healthy living, followed by a lack of time.While 19% of men said they don't face any obstacles at all to healthy living, only 14% of women said the same.

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Son of CJNG Mexican cartel boss finally faces a U.S. judge

Despite at least three close calls to close in on El Mencho at various CJNG hiding spots, he has always managed to get away.The Mexican military and Navy teamed to capture Oseguera-González, known as "Menchito" or "Lil' Mencho," in January 2014, finding large amounts of cash and guns in the western state of Jalisco.

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Dan McDonnell's focus on details drives Cardinals

If you got there it kind of meant you were in the postseason,” McDonnell said.On this day, after a disappointing 10-3 loss to Wright State, no one would claim it.

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John Calipari not comfortable with raiding mid-majors

If your program is found to do this, you as a head coach will be fired.Despite his distaste for the rule, Calipari has added graduate transfers to each of his last two UK teams.

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Kentucky's top Democrats talk Mike Bloomberg debate

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer had a different take on Bloomberg's performance.Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, was the fiercest challenger during Wednesday's debate, saying Bloomberg's comments about women mirrored Trump.

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Kentucky House passes medical marijuana bill in historic vote

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FRANKFORT — After a decade of failed attempts, the state House on Thursday passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky.Following more than two hours of debate on the bill and more than a dozen floor amendments, House Bill 136 passed by a 65-30 vote.

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Blazer high team bring back pride for Ashland

So when Ashland Blazer routed Rose Hill Christian 72-40 on Thursday to improve to 28-0 and back up its No.In December, Ashland Blazer became the first program in state history to reach 2,000 all-time victories.

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Only constituents swear to tell the truth

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If you are thinking about going to Bizarro Frankfort to testify before a House committee these days, be prepared to raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth.Says 'hello' when he leaves, 'goodbye' when he arrives.

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Kentucky House passes bill to tighten controls over public assistance

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FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House passed a bill on Friday meant to tighten controls over public assistance and crack down on suspected fraud, despite concern from opponents that the legislation is unnecessary and overly punitive.Also: Kentucky bills to restrict the pardon power of governor and Marsy's Law advance



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Diabetes advocates say more legislation is needed after insulin cap

“House Bill 12 will help someone out there,” Johnson said.”



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There are three other insulin affordability-related bills in the General Assembly this session, and Johnson said they're all necessary.

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Louisville service for St. Louis crash Lesley, Rhyan

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A funeral for two of the victims of the Missouri crash that killed two Louisville mothers and their daughters started today at 11 a.Louisville firefighter Lesley Prather, 40, and her daughter, Rhyan, and Carrie McCaw, 44, and her daughter, Kacey, were on their way to a volleyball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, when they all died in a crash on Valentine's Day.

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Braidy Industries accuses Craig Bouchard of misued funds in court docs

Its board of directors removed Bouchard from his posts as the company’s CEO and board chairman in late January, although he remains a member of the board.Then, according to Braidy’s court filing, Kentucky businessman Charles Price — the board’s new chairman — notified Bouchard on Feb.

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Judge Webb sanctioned for flub that let Kentucky woman have 2 husbands

The Kentucky Bar Association had charged Webb with failing to confirm that a divorce decree had been entered for the client.The client, Julie Thompson, thinking she was divorced, married Kevin Brown on Valentine's Day 2015.

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Louisville Metro Council could start new probe into ex-TARC chief

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Metro Council members have launched a council committee-led investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against the former director of Louisville's transit authority.also cleared the Metro Council unanimously.

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Louisville man took photos of women at Kroger, resisted arrest

Thursday to the store on a report of a disorderly subject walking throughout the store taking pictures of women, according to an arrest citation.Inside the store, an officer saw Kiflay throw an item at the floor underneath a register, "causing alarm to the customers," according to the arrest report.

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