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Trading Diary: Our stock portfolios heading for Splattsville?

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2017 – As we’ve noted in our companion column, news of North Korea’s latest blatant act of nuclear one upsmanship has sent U.S. stocks into a swan dive Tuesday. Other market fundamentals, however, are still transfixed by one key question: How quickly all manner of energy companies with business in the Houston-Louisiana ...

In praise of post-Harvey price gouging

Harvey has created huge opportunities for profit, and profit attracts plumbers, carpenters and resources. How much profit is too much? How little is too little?