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2018 economic and market outlook

By David Guttery Special to The Tribune There are many positive forces that are impacting markets and the economy right now, and we anticipate that those forces will continue to gather momentum throughout the year. However, this also stands to be another year of political unrest, and the markets will be paying close attention to these developments. Politically, many House and Senate seats will be up for re- ...

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BREAKING: Alabama expected to land Toyota, Mazda plant

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HUNTSVILLE --Alabama's already booming auto manufacturing industry may be on the verge of a boost from a major announcement. Multiple media sources from across the country are reporting that Huntsville, Ala. is expected to be announced as the choice for the Toyota and Mazda $1.6 billion assembly plant. Additionally, The News and Observer in North Carolina, Alabama's ...

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Trump signs into law Republican tax cut bill

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax bill into law on Friday that passed the House of Representatives and Senate in Congress earlier this week. According to a statement on WhiteHouse.gov, the tax bill will make three major changes to current tax law: "It provides $5.5 trillion in tax cuts by nearly doubling the standard deduction, doubling t ...

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Tips to help avoid scams when buying gifts online

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has put together a list of tips to help customers avoid scams while shopping online for holiday gifts this season. 'Tis the season when our thoughts turn toward goodwill and giving, says the release. Many people are scouring online sale sites looking for the perfect holiday gift for those special people in their lives. Unfortuna ...

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Disney to purchase most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox Thursday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment), according to a release by Disney ...

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Target to purchase Birmingham-based Shipt

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Target announced Wednesday that it would be purchasing Birmingham-based grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million, according to a release. "Target announced it has agreed to acquire Shipt, Inc., a leading online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash," said Target in the release. "Target will leverage its network of stores and Shipt’ ...

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2017 year-end tax-planning tips

By David Guttery Special to The Advertiser As the year draws to a close, I thought it would be helpful to write about some commonly used tax-planning tactics that I’ve employed with clients over the years.  I’d like to preface the following comments by strongly suggesting that you should consult with your tax advisor before adopting any of these strategies, to ensure that they’re suitable for your situation ...

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Arby’s to purchase Buffalo Wild Wings

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports   Restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings is being purchased by Arby's, said the national chain on Tuesday. According to ABC News Arby's is paying around $2.4 billion for Buffalo Wild Wings, which Arby's says will continue to operate as an independent brand.   The deal is expected to be finalized in early 2018.   ...

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