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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

Oil prices reverse slide, big time, on greater demand

Demand for crude oil also reduces U.S. stockpiles, fueling big Wednesday energy rally. S&P 500, NASDAQ up, Dow down. Comey firing somehow to blame?

WNO’s colorful, brilliant “Madame Butterfly” at the Ken Cen

Washington National Opera’s knockout performance of Puccini masterpiece closes out company’s 2016-17 season in style. Ermonela Jaho dazzles in the title role.

Determined short-sellers crushing Cliffs Natural Resources

Is bearish trader Gordon Johnson using the media to force down the price of CLF and increase his own profits? Elsewhere: Liberty Oilfield Services IPO pulled.

French elections over, Macon wins, stocks say ‘Meh’

Macon win doesn’t result in a big Monday rally on Wall Street. At least not yet. Apple surges, most other stock sectors wander in uncertainty.

Trading Diary: Investors try to avoid headline risk, pain

Stocks look increasingly ugly as Le Pen, crude oil, North Korea, Obamacare all make “Sell in May” a fine idea. Cliffs Industries does a cliff dive.

Obamacare replacement bill, French elections bugging stocks

Thursday trading action gets nervous as the weekend approaches. Oil takes a big hit, which could begin to undermine Fed’s inflation scenario.

MayDay! MayDay! President Trump to bust up big banks?

Trump’s big bank comments, hit market before stocks suddenly reverse. Surprise: big bank stocks soar on the news. Like, who knew?

Sharyl Attkisson: Charting media bias, 2017 Edition

Sharyl Attkisson starts a provocative discussion with a provocative chart illustrating with considerable clarity, the media’s pervasive leftist bias.

May Day incoming. Stocks and bonds in the week ahead

Markets appear to have misjudged the Republicans' ability to move their own much ballyhooed agenda despite controlling both the legislative and executive branches of the government.

House Republicans: Fail #2 for Obamacare repeal and replace

Both Republican House “moderates,” Freedom Caucus fail again to learn why Democrats always win in the end: Incrementalism. Little victories eventually lead to great big ones.

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