Economy

GOP Tax Plan Calculator

How will the Trump tax plan change YOUR taxes? Will the GOP tax plan lower your taxes or raise them?  The House and Senate are expected to pass the final version of the tax bill this week.  Polling shows that most Americans don't expect the bill to benefit them.  With this calculator, find out if that’s the case. The calculator doesn’t incorporate every provision of the new tax code, but enough to make an educated guess.

Click below to get a simple estimate of your tax cut or hike.  

The 10 Best Stocks of 2016

Stocks have shot higher in the final weeks of the year, with major indexes breaking new records day after day and the Dow grasping for 20,000. The S&P 500 is on track to return 11% this year.

Trump's victory has helped several sectors rack up.

Click below for the ten biggest winners in the S&P 500, based on total return.

The stock market has already picked the next U.S. president

Keep an eye on the stock market from August 1 through October 31.  If stocks go up during that three month stretch, expect Clinton to win.  If stocks slide, Trump will likely prevail.  

The stock market has regularly predicted who will win the presidency in an election year. Now, the report for this year is out, and unless something major happens, here's who's going to take the White House on Nov. 8th. 

State of emergency in N.C. over expected gas shortage

Governor McCrory's office declared a state of emergency in North Carolina due to the gas shortage expected from a major pipeline burst in Alabama.

Officials believe six states--North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama--are all facing possible shortages due to the spill.

Throughout the region, gas prices are going up and lines at the gas stations are long as people rush to fill up their tanks before the supply is gone.  

National study finds Asheville housing market unsustainable

Housing prices are rising much more quickly than wages in the Asheville area.  Experts agree this is negative, but they don't know what the ultimate consequences will be.

Click below to learn more. 

What A Fed Rate Hike Means For You

America's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade is here. The rate hike is a small one, but it will affect millions of Americans, including investors, home buyers and savers.

Millions of Americans will be affected as U.S. rates start rising. If you have a credit card or savings account, invest in a 401(k) or in the markets, or want to buy a home or car, now's the time to pay attention.