Paycheck increases create ‘Golden Opportunity’ for savings

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service released updated withholding tables for employers, reflecting changes to individual tax brackets passed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last December. Many employees will begin to see increases in their paychecks in February, the IRS said in a press release. Now, February has arrived, and that means employers have a short window to […]

Alabama elects Dem. Doug Jones to Senate

Democrat Doug Jones has won Alabama’s special Senate election, defeating Republican Roy Moore. The Associated Press called the race for Jones, a former U.S. attorney, who had 49.9 percent of the vote to Moore’s 48.4 percent with all precincts reporting — a difference of more than 21,000 votes. Jones’ win, the first by a Democratic […]

Voters head to the polls in Alabama race

Polls opened today at 7 a.m. in the Alabama special election for the seat vacated by Republican Jeff Sessions, who became U.S. attorney general in the Trump administration. Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones have fought in a roller coaster race that has captivated the country. Voter turnout is expected to be an important […]

Stock market soars since election

The boom in the stock market is a clear reflection of improvements in the U.S. economy. New numbers published on Wednesday show the U.S. grew at a brisk 3.3 percent pace between July and September, the best growth since 2014 and the second-straight quarter of 3 percent growth. The global economy is also gathering momentum. […]