By JAMES WALMART, CBS NEWS/APW 2.
The stock market is down, but not for the reasons you might expect.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has plunged more than 1,100 points since the beginning of the year.
In that time, the S&P 500 has plunged nearly 4,100.
The Nasdaq is down 2,000.
And the Nasdaq Composite has plummeted more than 6,000 points.
So while the market is off to a dismal start, stocks are not in free fall yet.
Here’s what’s happening and how it affects your portfolio.
How the market has changed The Dow has dropped more than 3,100 since the start of 2017.
That’s a lot of volatility for a market that has only been in a downtrend since at least late 2017.
The S&p 500 has fallen almost 2,500 points, but has not experienced a significant drop in its broader market index.
The index is down about 6% in the last 12 months.
So what’s causing all of this?
Wall Street analysts believe the Trump administration is ramping up the use of tax incentives and regulatory rollbacks to support companies, such as Wal-Marts, and that the Trump-era tax cuts will ultimately help offset some of the losses that will come as a result.
The Wall Street Journal has more: Wal-marts have been hit hard by tax increases, with their profits hurt the most.
Wal-mart is a major employer in the region, and as of the end of March, it had 2.3 million employees in the U.S., more than double its original workforce of 2.2 million.
WalMart has also been hit by regulatory rollback.
The Trump administration announced a raft of sweeping changes to tax rules in March that were meant to help companies with the transition from manufacturing to other sectors, including the food, health and beauty industries.
It also imposed new requirements on some companies to use the tax breaks for their headquarters, but did not specifically address the retail industry.
That could be because the tax break is not targeted to the sector that Wal- mart’s headquarters are located in.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which tracks financial markets, says the tax incentives are a big part of why the stock market has fallen.
They’ve been a big reason, Fed President Charles Evanson said, “the price of stocks has been going up.”
And it’s the biggest reason that the S &p 500 and the Dow have dropped more.
The average American worker now earns less than $55,000 per year, the Wall Street Research report found.
That means Wal- Mart has a $1.6 trillion loss in revenue for every American household, which equates to $3,700 in lost wages.
The company has said it will likely be more than $10 billion in the red in the next year.
If it were to lose another $10-$15 billion, the company would be $12 billion in debt, according to the report.
That would mean that its stockholders would pay more in taxes than the government does in revenue.
This is why Wal- marts are losing money.
The economic downturn has had a major impact on the stock markets, and not just because of the tax cuts.
That tax break has been a boon for companies like Wal- merstons.
Walmart is expected to have a $4.8 billion tax bill next year, up from $3.4 billion in 2018.
Walmarts in New York City have also suffered.
The city’s unemployment rate is now 7.9%, the highest in the nation, and the city’s population is falling, according the New York Post.
Wal Marts, which have had to cut workers’ hours to meet labor costs, have seen their share of workers fall.
They are also having to cut back on how much they give to their employees.
A report last year from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said that while the tax benefits for Wal- stores and other retailers were offset by the tax hikes, the economic impacts are “significant.”
The report estimates that in 2018, the average family in New Jersey would have lost $6,300 to $7,500 in income.
The report noted that the tax relief for Wal Mart and other companies was a big driver of the decline in wages.
In 2018, about 20% of the earnings of Wal- customers were attributable to the tax benefit.
The tax cut for Wal mart and other retail firms has also reduced the tax burden on small businesses, according a recent analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
Wal marts, which are still profitable despite the tax policy, are also suffering because of Trump’s tax cuts and the fact that the stock prices are now being driven up by the market’s reaction to the new tax rules.
It’s a combination of the Trump economic policies, the stock price rises and the tax reforms, which make it harder for companies to compete, according Ryan