Obama's Presidential Policy

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MarketWatch  28 min ago  Comment 
President Barack Obama will send Congress a fiscal year 2016 budget next week proposing both military and domestic spending at levels surpassing the limits lawmakers agreed to in a 2011 deal.
New York Times  7 hrs ago  Comment 
To grasp why President Obama’s plan to end tax benefits for college savings plans died a quick death, take a closer look at the “merely affluent.”
New York Times  10 hrs ago  Comment 
When Israel’s prime minister accepted an invitation to address Congress, it had the unintended effect of helping the president rally Democrats on nuclear talks with Iran.
New York Times  10 hrs ago  Comment 
The tension with Israel is over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress about Iran without consulting the White House.
Forbes  10 hrs ago  Comment 
President Obama’s latest tax package, which he’ll unveil in detail next week along with his new budget, would lower taxes for low-income households and significantly raise taxes for the highest income 1 percent—those making $663,000 or more,...
New York Times  11 hrs ago  Comment 
The first lady observed longstanding diplomatic protocol by not covering her hair during a visit with the new Saudi leader this week.




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President Obama won the election pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars and pledging to enact new laws, while changing or removing old ones. Where that money goes, industries rise. Where budget cuts and unfavorable laws are passed, industries fall.

Companies that could benefit

  • Caterpillar (CAT) - With infrastructure spending comes the need for heavy duty construction vehicles. Despite layoffs in early 2009[1] and a 4Q2008 earnings drop of 32% [2], look for Caterpillar (CAT) to benefit from any large infastructure investments in the United States.
  • Renewable Energy companies are yearning to get more support from the government, but already Obama has given out billions in the form of tax credits and subsidies to Solar Power and Wind Energy.

Companies that could decline

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