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Terry Ponick

Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17

Stock market action dull on Thursday, but Friday could pop

Markets digest Trump tax outline, Cliffs Industries tanked after earnings report, but Amazon and Alphabet earnings dazzled after-hours traders.

McNealy on Trump: ‘8 years of waterboarding have stopped’

Former Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy says, "The regulations are coming down. The attacks from the government are coming down." Stocks up modestly.

Tesla: Absurd level of risk, Cult of Elon Musk equal disaster

After Tesla’s opportunistic and cynical “acquisition” of SolarCity, the positive media spin on heavily subsidized Tesla, Musk, is a fairy tale with a bad ending.

Trading Diary: Steel, lumber, Trump and tariffs in the news

Trump Administration's anti-dumping moves against China, Canada, continue to boost Tuesday stocks. Or at least most of them, as housing takes a hit.

Trading Diary: Defensive action during bull move in stocks

We bid a reluctant adieu to On Semi (ON) and First Energy (FE), but are encouraged by moves in our other portfolio holdings. Like Cliffs Industries (CLF).

Risk On! French election Round 1 results ignite bulls

For now, worried traders breath sigh of relief, as Dow soars over 200 points Monday in powerful rally with other averages. But crude oil fails to cooperate.

April Media Madness: From fake news to the heart of darkness

We visit a variety of stories in this edition, ranging from White House celebrity pix to airline violence, to the WaPo's voyage to the Dark Side of the Force.

Macron, Le Pen win Round 1 of French presidential contest

Euro jumps, U.S. stock futures soar as traders and investors breathe a preliminary sigh of relief. But trading in stocks and bonds will likely be volatile for the next two weeks.

Helpful Hints: Ten ways you can reject your white privilege

Reverse-Jim Crow drivel is constantly spewing forth from America’s fascist left and associated web sites. Maybe we should have an online “conversation.”

Trading Diary: U.S. steel sector does a complete about face

Steel sector stocks, including U.S. Steel (X) and Cliffs Industries (CLF), does an abrupt about face as Trump opens jawboning efforts on foreign steel dumping.

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