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50 Financially Strong Companies Worth Investing In 

Right now, stick with high quality companies. Investors are staring right into the teeth of several major unknowns. First up is the outcome of NAFTA and global trade conditions more broadly following the G-7 debacle this past weekend. Then there is a highly-anticipated Fed meeting this week, where chair Jerome Powell — who has been no friend to the market — will hike rates and possibly strike a hawkish tone (again). To round out the concerns is the aftereffect of Trump’s meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. With the outcomes of these key events uncertain, the market’s next move is far from a known quantity. Hence, it’s more important than ever for investors to stick with financially sound companies. Now isn’t the time to trade garbage. Jim Cra...

Jack in The Box Says Wages Are Behind the Increase in Taco Prices

Signage is displayed outside a Jack In The Box Inc. fast food restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Jack in The Box Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on February 22. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Taco Tuesday just got more expensive, at least for diners in the Golden State. Jack in the Box Inc. says its franchisees have hiked taco prices at some locations due to wage increases taking hold across California. The San Diego-based fast-food chain is largely concentrated there, where the minimum pay was raised to $11 an hour this year for large employers, compared with $10.50 a year ago. Tacos used to be two for 99 cents at Jack in the Box. Some menus now list two for $1.29, and a customer’s online petition is looking to reverse that. “We did a...