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Ed Meek
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Edge Portfolio Management


State: IL

At Edge, a low client to advisor ratio allows for personal and customized service for each individual.  Our goal is to work as a team for each client to provide not only portfolio management but wealth coordination and financial planning.  We make every effort to have frequent communication with our clients and to provide timely response to calls and emails.  I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, playing and following basketball, playing golf, and participating as an advisory board member for Breakthrough Urban Ministries.

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Jobless Claims Rise For First Week of July

Jobless cliams rise but analysts say July numbers are unreliable

| BY Kent McDill

The rise in jobless claims for the week ending July 6 is seen as a possible result of summer job hiring and leaving, but the numbers to record a two-month high, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday.

Initial jobless claims reached a seasonally adjusted 360,000, a jump of 16,000 from the previous week. MarketWatch anticipated a climb to 349,000, so the actual number was indeed higher than expected.

Labor officials claim July numbers can be skewed by auto factory retooling needs that cause temporary layoffs, as well as the volatile summer job market, and the holiday weekend that was included in the data period, according to MarketWatch.

Continuing claims numbers, for the people already receiving benefits, dropped by 24,000, to a seasonally adjusted total of 2.98 million, according to the report.

About the Author

Kent McDill


Kent McDill is a staff writer for Millionaire Corner. McDill spent 30 years as a sports writer, working for United Press International and the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. From 1988-1999, he covered the Chicago Bulls for the Daily Herald, traveling with them every day through the nine-month season. He also covered the Bulls for UPI from 1985-88, and currently covers the team for www.nba.com. He has written two books on the Bulls, including the new title “100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die’, published by Triumph Books. In August 2013, his new book “100 Things Bears Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” gets published.

In 2008, he resigned from the Herald and became a freelance writer. The Herald hired him to write business features and speeches for the Daily Herald Business Conferences and Awards presentations.

McDill also writes a monthly parenting column for the Herald’s Suburban Parent magazine.

McDill is the father of four children, and an active fan of soccer, Jimmy  Buffett and all things Disney.