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  • The Wall Street Journal reports that after an all-nighter, California lawmakers have approved a $24B plan to close the state's budget gap, including $16B in spending cuts and no new taxes. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign the bills by Monday.  [View news story]
    Govt spending at every level is out of control
    Jul 25, 2009. 07:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brad Durham: Investors Making Big Shift into Emerging Market ETFs [View article]
    Some of these "Emerging Markets" I think are more Alternate Markets, the Emerging is over, they have arrived.
    Jul 25, 2009. 07:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jeff Bezos: Learning from an Incredible Entrepreneur [View article]
    He is still excited about the future of Amazon, great to see!
    Jul 25, 2009. 07:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China's Plans for Replacing the Dollar [View article]
    China is a sophisticated and talented country, I am amazed and the number of people that try to paint it as a nation incapable of becoming the central currency.

    The challenge from China is very real, so apart from the argument "they're Chinese" what is the USA doing to keep their control of the worlds financial markets?
    Jul 25, 2009. 07:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What AT&T's Earnings Mean for Wireless Broadband Infrastructure Players [View article]
    Great Article
    Jul 23, 2009. 05:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today in Commodities: The Commodity Train Is Leaving the Station [View article]
    A shift in the policy of this Govt will need to come before a USD rally
    Jul 22, 2009. 05:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look at Caterpillar's Blowout Quarter [View article]
    It was a difficult quarter to make money in, I think CAT did a great job and will continue to do so.
    Jul 22, 2009. 03:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo: Beats Estimates, Reaffirms Guidance [View article]
    Positive news at a global level, well done Pepsi
    Jul 22, 2009. 03:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Sold Twice as Many iPhones as Macs Last Quarter; Closing the Gap on iPod Sales, Too [View article]
    Absolutely, iPhone, iPod continue to sell well and although many try to beat up the obs health story I feel he has clearly institutionalized his vision into Apple Inc.

    On Jul 22 09:05 AM FiscalFallout wrote:

    > Do you think it is still a buy? How about Jobs health issues
    Jul 22, 2009. 09:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Sold Twice as Many iPhones as Macs Last Quarter; Closing the Gap on iPod Sales, Too [View article]
    iPhone is a super seller, well done to all AAPL shareholders hope you have a great day, me included
    Jul 22, 2009. 09:02 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yen and US$ shift into retreat [View instapost]
    I have spent 20 years in China and reliable information is rare, electricity generation is a good indicator, so are the health of the big ports, Hong Kong is the best guage IMO.
    Jul 20, 2009. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • California - And by Extension the U.S. - Headed for Permanently Smaller Economy [View article]
    The US Economy will be different, but it may not be smaller, it may change direction. What the White House doing is slowing the people's ability to rebuild by taxing them into a hole. But, they will rebuild.
    Jul 7, 2009. 10:25 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Limits of Economic Policy [View article]
    The problem with the current Economic policy is it contains no economics, it is just politics.
    Jul 6, 2009. 12:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Consumer Recovery Will Take Time [View article]
    Hopefully they will choose a more balanced credit approach
    Jul 6, 2009. 12:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We misread how bad the economy was," Vice President Joe Biden told This Week today (transcript), acknowledging the administration was too optimistic when it forecast unemployment would peak at 8%. Biden wouldn't rule out a second stimulus, but said the first one is just starting to pick up speed.  [View news story]
    I can not say I agree that the Govt's policy on the crises served any economic good, nor do I think that if it did we would see the result the next day.

    When I hear these discussions it is clear politics has replaced economics in the USA. What America needs is policies that will deal with long term growth, not buying votes at the next election.
    Jul 6, 2009. 06:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment