Monthly Archives: February 2018

Albertsons, Walmart, and Toys-R-Us

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 24th Stocks rallied to end the week as the advance in interest rates relaxed.  The S&P 500 gained 0.6% and the Dow rose 0.4% for the week.  Abroad, Japan climbed 0.8% and … Continue reading

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Ep. 24 – Millennials in the Nonprofit Space – Making an Impact in Your Organization

In this episode of Raffa’s Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, Rachel Caldwell, Communications and Marketing Specialist at Raffa, connects with Emma Strother, the Development Manager at LearnServe International. This episode is the first in our millennial podcast series.    

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Global Stocks and Inflation

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 17th Global stocks rebounded strongly shrugging of weakness from earlier in the month.  The S&P 500 and Dow rose 4.3% for the week.  It was the best week for the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Maryland Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of paid sick and safe leave legislation. As a result, the Health Working Families Act (Act) will require:

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Want Better Employee Engagement? Share Your Company Vision

Everybody wants their employees to be more engaged. But often the question remains: Engaged to what? You have a vision of what your company stands for and where you want it to go. But if you haven’t shared it with … Continue reading

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Global Stocks, Bank of England, and Government Shutdown Information

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 10th Global stocks saw volatility return in a big way with huge day to day market swings.  Global markets ended down significantly over the week.  The S&P 500 and Dow both plunged … Continue reading

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