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Stories by 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 Senior 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

MJ: The latest news on marijuana stocks and a speculative ETF

The lure of marijuana stocks (and marijuana ETFs like MJ) is the possibility that this effectively UNcontrolled substance is a risk that, "for sure," will make speculators rich. The problem is that these stocks and ETFs are acutely prone to severe headline risk.

Memorial Day 2018 stock and bond trading schedule

For most Americans today, Memorial Day 2018 will mark the traditional annual kickoff day for beach season and summer vacations. But, since this coming Monday is a national holiday and day of remembrance, Wall Street and the banking business come to a temporary halt on Memorial Day.

Investing 101: A new educational series for small investors

Are you worried you won’t have enough money for retirement, education or even vacation travel in the coming years? Investing 101 - the series - aims to help you acquire and grow the assets you'll likely need to solve these problems. And more.

Fake unemployment news, brought to you by Slate and Obamanation

It's plain to see that nothing deters Obama’s hard left promoters and acolytes from dumping on Trump with fake unemployment news. At the same, supporters claim that Obama’s 8 years of consistent, willful economic repression actually boosted the economy, which it absolutely did not.

Obama's economic policy, Trump, Trump's policies, Negotiator-in-Chief Trump, U-6 unemployment rate, Trump economy

Key U-6 unemployment rate way down under Trump. Media ignores

The Federal government’s favorite unemployment rate – designated U-3 by the Department of Labor (DOL), which charts this information – is not the true measure of U.S. unemployment. Instead, we prefer to follow the real DOL unemployment measure: the U-6 unemployment rate.