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Two Safe Ways to Profit From the "Alibaba Shockwave Effect"

In the mid-1990s, I was fortunate to meet and start working with an Upstate New York money manager named Anthony M. Gallea.

The relationship began when I attended and wrote stories about some of the investment seminars he periodically held for prospective and existing clients. He then became a “source” for some of the investment stories I periodically wrote for Gannett Newspapers. And we ultimately collaborated on a pretty successful book about “Contrarian Investing” that was published by Prentice Hall.

Along the way, Tony shared some pretty important snippets of investing wisdom…

  • How the 2014 Minimum Wage Debate Will End harry reid The latest exchange on raising the minimum wage in 2014 -- triggered by a Congressional Budget Office report that gave ammo to both sides -- is just one chapter in this ongoing political brawl. But as the year wears on, Republicans will find that this issue will only get more prickly for them...
  • The Surprising Benefits of Raising the Minimum Wage Transaction It's common wisdom that raising the minimum wage is bad for business, and thus bad for the economy. Or is it? Some conservative economists are now arguing that increasing the minimum wage would stimulate the U.S. economy and save the government billions of dollars in addition to improving the lives of low income workers. It makes more sense than you'd think...
  • Minimum Wage Increase: Obama's Proposal and Realities current-minimum-wage

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9, saying the move would reduce poverty and stimulate the economy.

    "Tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour," President Obama said. "This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families. It could mean the difference between groceries or the food bank, rent or eviction, scraping by or finally getting ahead.

    "For businesses across the country, it would mean customers with more money in their pockets. And a whole lot of folks out there would probably need less help from government."

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