Michael Widmer

Type: Person
Name: Michael Widmer
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Retiree health costs straining budgets in poorer Bay State communities, Massachusetts...

BOSTON - Retiree health care costs are sapping more and more money each year from cities that are ill prepared to weather new fiscal burdens, according to a new report from the The dynamic of retiree health care costs growing faster than property tax ... [Published MassLive - 9 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Copper slips on China growth jitters, Fed rate hike bets

* OECD slashes growth forecast for major developed economies * Indonesia tin slowdown to continue until October -industry group * Coming Up: U.S. Industrial Output Aug at 1315 GMT (Adds detail, updates prices) By Maytaal Angel and Melanie Burton LONDON/MELBOURNE, ... [Published Sharenet - Sep 15 2014]
Entities: Copper, Rate Hike, Zinc, China
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Gold price slides to 7-1/2-month low, awaits policy cues from Fed

Gold prices hit 7-1/2-month lows on Friday on speculation that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates next year, and as the dollar index headed for its longest winning streak since 1997.The precious metal is on track for its biggest weekly fall ... [Published Financial Express - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

High-speed and high-stakes game of politics

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - FIRE AWAY Recap and analysis of the week in state governmentQUOTE OF THE WEEK: "May we always remember this past summer, first as a time where our collected values of loyalty, courage and kindness for one another really prevailed, and ... [Published Cape Cod Today - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Billions in balance as Mass. waiver talks drag on

By Michael NortonSTATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICEBOSTON -- A federal waiver critical to the efforts in Massachusetts to pursue universal health care coverage, rein in cost increases, and deploy payment delivery reform is hung up in secret talks between outgoing ... [Published The Valley Dispatch - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Cop turned novelist promotes prevention through ‘Intervention’

Retired Tucson police sergeant Michael Widmer’s   first novel is about mass shootings.It’s called “Intervention,” but what he’s really advocating is prevention.“Prevention means a couple different things,” said Widmer. “It’s difficult to prevent the person ... [Published Arizona Daily Star - Aug 17 2014]
First reported May 27 2014 - Updated May 27 2014 - 1 reports

Head of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation leaving

BOSTON (AP) - The head of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation has announced plans to retire. Michael Widmer has been president since 1992 of the non-partisan research organization that has been influential in state budget analysis and other major ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - May 27 2014]

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"They're the ones who are struggling to provide basic services," Widmer said. "no community's finding it easy."
"nominal rates have moved higher, which may reflect accelerated growth and ... expectations of fed tightening, but at the same time we've seen inflation expectations not going anywhere" Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Michael Widmer said

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Retiree health costs straining budgets in poore... [Published MassLive - 9 hours ago]
Copper slips on China growth jitters, Fed rate ... [Published Sharenet - Sep 15 2014]
Gold price slides to 7-1/2-month low, awaits po... [Published Financial Express - Sep 12 2014]
Gold slides to 7-1/2-month low, awaits policy c... [Published Sharenet - Sep 12 2014]
High-speed and high-stakes game of politics [Published Cape Cod Today - Aug 31 2014]
Billions in balance as Mass. waiver talks drag on [Published The Valley Dispatch - Aug 29 2014]
Cop turned novelist promotes prevention through... [Published Arizona Daily Star - Aug 17 2014]
Head of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation leaving [Published The Washington Times stories: News - May 27 2014]
EU’s Deflationary Fear Might Cap Rise of Gold [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Mar 17 2014]
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EU’s Deflationary Fear Might Cap Rise of Gold [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Mar 17 2014]
The price of spot gold extended its seemingly unstoppable run to $1,400 last week but Michael Widmer, a metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, believes that persistent headwinds could soon end this move higher. “There’s a few things in the ...
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