election 2016

Election and Stocks

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Most pollsters wrongly predicted Donald Trump would lose. And they were not the only so called experts to get it wrong.

Much has been said about all those professional political pundits, pollsters and prognosticators who totally misread the political election, after Donald Trump won on Tuesday. But they are not alone. In the final days leading up to the election, many Wall Street analysts and talking heads on financial news shows predicted the stock market could face a 5, 10 or even 15% decline in the days and weeks following a Trump victory.  read more »

Election Ads Over

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Do you hear something different on this station today? Or is it what you are not hearing?

Just listen to the commercials. Notice the difference? Ads promoting all the positive reasons you should buy their goods and services. Not a negative ad in the bunch. How refreshing. After eighteen months and more than a billion dollars spent on mostly negative political ads, you finally get a break. And so do the advertisers.  read more »

Political Games

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The popular game Pokémon Go is getting a little political.

Two professors at Dartmouth College worked with developers of Pokémon Go to create a game called Hillary Donald Go. Instead of searching for Pokémon characters, players must find the nearest Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump booth and send their candidate good vibes to grow in support. Once a booth has received more than 50% of the good vibes from people who have discovered it, the booth will take on the face of that candidate.  read more »

Presidential Soda

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The race to the white house is entering its final few months and one business is using the candidates to brew up a little extra cash.

Avery's beverages, a 112 year old soda maker in Connecticut is releasing two specialty sodas; one for each candidate. Trump Tonic comes with the slogan “make America grape again,” is a bit more acidic than traditional grape soda and has a bold flavor. Hillary Hooch is a berry soda with ingredients that General Manager Rob Metz jokes are classified but includes strawberry, some blue raspberry and a lot of lemon to give it a kick.  read more »

Trump Good For Media Business

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No matter who wins the presidential election, there is already one big winner, the media.

Presidential candidates in this election cycle are expected to spend billions to buy your vote, setting an all time record for political spending. And a large portion of that money will be spent on advertising. And media executives credit candidate Donald Trump for "stoking the political fires." So whether or not Trump is good for the country, he is very good for the media.  read more »

Candidates and Wall Street

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As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are closer to winning their party nominations, Wall Street's reaction to their impact is anything but certain.

Because Wall Street hates uncertainty, this year's election is giving investors the jitters, big time. Businessman Donald Trump is bombastic; with claims he is the best candidate to bring jobs back to America and beef up military spending. But he is short on detail of just how he will do that without causing trade wars, higher taxes and bigger deficits.  read more »

Best President for Business

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This is one of the most heated presidential elections in decades, with candidates all claiming they are best for the economy. Rhetoric or reality?

Truth can be elusive when candidates pander to voters with promises of a chicken in every pot. Never mind those promises could get them in hot water when its time to deliver. Right now each offers lower taxes, less regulation and more jobs to a skeptical public grown weary of empty rhetoric.  read more »

A Public Apology

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It takes a big person to admit when you're wrong, especially when it happens on the national stage.

Back in November New Hampshire’s Union Leader newspaper endorsed New Jersey governor Chris Christie for president. Unfortunately despite the paper's backing Christie finished sixth in the New Hampshire primary and has since suspended his campaign. But that's not what has the paper's publisher apologizing for his mistake.

Over the weekend Christie endorsed current front runner Donald Trump, a move the Union Leader does not want any part of. When it first endorsed Christie the paper says he was a man who has dealt with issues such as natural disaster and prosecuted terrorists. The paper wrote that unlike other candidates Christie actually knows what he is talking about.  read more »

Bernie Sanders

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The race for the White House is heating up, and some people are wearing their support on their sleeves, literally.

Before election 2016 really got underway it appeared the Democratic Party had an obvious candidate in Hillary Clinton. Now her campaign is feeling the burn, thanks to the competition out of Vermont in the form of Bernie Sanders.  read more »