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  • Those counting on consumers to put shoulders to the wheel of the recovery should note: Even if Congress extends unemployment benefits for the 6M Americans close to their 99-week limit, 4M others exceed even the extended limits being debated - and without an entirely new program, the drop in spending should cost another several hundred thousand jobs and take another chunk out of output.  [View news story]
    Isn't inflation aroung the corner??/
    Dec 4, 2010. 10:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobs Report: Holy Unemployment Check, Batman! [View article]
    "good ole' bbro".....thanks...and yes my plate needs to be empty....
    Dec 3, 2010. 04:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Four Reasons Why Jobs Remain So Scarce [View article]
    Jobs are scace because of.....the cell phone...
    Dec 3, 2010. 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The weak employment report leads to a QE III sighting. Bank of America economists Ethan Harris and Neil Dutta conclude, "the Fed will go once again," after QE II wraps up early next summer.  [View news story]
    I know you think that..but it seems when someone says its mark to
    make believe they never give me some numbers...it seems to always be words.....are you saying mark to collateral versus mark to net cash flow???...you think they are marked incorrectly so what is your mark???
    And how do you derive that valuation??
    Dec 3, 2010. 01:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The weak employment report leads to a QE III sighting. Bank of America economists Ethan Harris and Neil Dutta conclude, "the Fed will go once again," after QE II wraps up early next summer.  [View news story]
    Mguy..have you ever read a BAC 10Q???...actually you need to read the
    last 3 years...if you haven't then you don't know all of the facts...
    Dec 3, 2010. 12:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The weak employment report leads to a QE III sighting. Bank of America economists Ethan Harris and Neil Dutta conclude, "the Fed will go once again," after QE II wraps up early next summer.  [View news story]
    This is the price for having the cell phone invented....
    Dec 3, 2010. 12:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The weak employment report leads to a QE III sighting. Bank of America economists Ethan Harris and Neil Dutta conclude, "the Fed will go once again," after QE II wraps up early next summer.  [View news story]
    Nothing that 3 months of +200 payrolls won't cure....
    Dec 3, 2010. 12:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobs Report: Holy Unemployment Check, Batman! [View article]
    I need to put some cash to work....can't you guys push this market a lot lower...
    Dec 3, 2010. 12:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The deficit commission's plan fails to advance despite getting 11 votes of confidence - with three GOP House members and the Democrats' Max Baucus among the seven opposed - but then, would Congress have quickly swallowed $1T in tax hikes and cuts to healthcare and Social Security benefits anyway? The vote wasn't formal, so a symbolic victory will be claimed in getting even that much support.  [View news story]
    Chickens....
    Dec 3, 2010. 11:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The ECRI's Weekly Leading Index slips a bit, to 125.4 from 126, but annualized growth hits a 26-week high: to -2.4%, from last week's -3.3%. Co-founder Lakshman Achuthan has been urging observers to rule out a double-dip recession scenario.  [View news story]
    So its Achuthan versus Rosenberg???
    Dec 3, 2010. 11:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nov. ISM Non-Manufacturing Index: 55 in-line with expected and 54.3 prior (>50 denotes expansion). Prices index fell to 63.2 from 68.3. Employment rose to 52.7 from 50.9. New orders rose to 57.7 from 56.7.  [View news story]
    3 month moving average of Business Activity moves up to 56.1
    from 55.2...be nice to get average up in the 57 range....
    Dec 3, 2010. 10:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Buy Real Estate Now? [View article]
    No rush....unless you don't like the apartment you are in...
    Dec 3, 2010. 09:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market preview: Stock futures tumble and the dollar weakens after the disappointing jobs report; S&P benchmark -0.6%. European shares turned negative on the news. Brent crude hit $91/barrel in European trading before fading, and gold added $10. Ahead on the calendar: factory orders, ISM non-manufacturing survey.  [View news story]
    Surely we are going to get a nice selloff on this number....and
    don't call me Shirley....
    Dec 3, 2010. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nov. Nonfarm Payrolls: +39K vs. +144K expected, +172K in Oct. (revised from +151K). Unemployment 9.8% vs. 9.6% expected, 9.6% prior.  [View news story]
    All aboard the QE2.....
    Dec 3, 2010. 08:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nov. Nonfarm Payrolls: +39K vs. +144K expected, +172K in Oct. (revised from +151K). Unemployment 9.8% vs. 9.6% expected, 9.6% prior.  [View news story]
    So far haven't found a lot of good in report....very stagnant report...
    Dec 3, 2010. 08:37 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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