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  • Welcome to the sick-onomy: 69% of the jobs created in Q2 came from the three lowest paying sectors, and the majority appear to have been part-time. With inflation low, U.S. families are beginning, on average, to scratch their way back - but not in the sectors where most of the jobs are being created. Federal policies attempting to cure inequality are exacerbating it, according to a WSJ editorial. [View news story]
    utterly untrue - do you work for them?
    they parrot obama talking points and completely ignore the real economy; they speak of "growth" and "improving" and "better than expected" and the housing recovery a thousand times a day;
    cnbc is the king of deceivers and they will reap what they sow just like all the other MSM; cnbc ratings have plummeted
    Jul 27 04:08 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As equity analysts have downgraded gold stocks (GDX), credit ratings have remained resilient but Moody's says persistent gold prices below $1,300/oz. or more volatile pricing could prompt downgrades of several miners. Investment-grade producers such as Newmont (NEM), Barrick (ABX) and Goldcorp (GG) have more options to deal with low prices than smaller firms such as Iamgold (IAG) or Eldorado (EGO), Moody's says. [View news story]
    moodys - LOL
    http://on.wsj.com/1c6CGGU
    Jul 25 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shots fired. Some digging around turns up recent comments from Larry Summers in which he was dismissive of QE's effectiveness and suggested he might tighten policy ahead of when a Bernanke or Yellen-led Fed might. "If we have slow growth, we are not going to keep thinking that 5.5% UE is normal ... that is going to operate in favor of suggesting that we should normalize interest rates (sooner) ... I think the market is underestimating the pace at which the Fed will alter its current course and the consequences of that for interest rates." It's reportedly down to Summers and Janet Yellen to replace Bernanke atop the Fed. [View news story]
    maybe for bankers

    labor participation is horrible - as far as numbers, the increase is in part time jobs; employers seeking to avoid obamacare fire full time and replace with 2 or 3 part time and liberals declare "growth" and "improvement"
    Jul 25 02:14 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shots fired. Some digging around turns up recent comments from Larry Summers in which he was dismissive of QE's effectiveness and suggested he might tighten policy ahead of when a Bernanke or Yellen-led Fed might. "If we have slow growth, we are not going to keep thinking that 5.5% UE is normal ... that is going to operate in favor of suggesting that we should normalize interest rates (sooner) ... I think the market is underestimating the pace at which the Fed will alter its current course and the consequences of that for interest rates." It's reportedly down to Summers and Janet Yellen to replace Bernanke atop the Fed. [View news story]
    lol - listen to the drug addicts whine - more, more
    Jul 25 01:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on the big Richmond Fed miss: New Orders tumbled to -15 from +9. Shipments to -15 from 11. Backlogs -24 from -1. Employees unchanged at 0. Average workweek +2 from +11. Expectations look a little better, with New Orders and Shipments both higher in July than June. (full report[View news story]
    LOL - the "recovery" gathering steam
    Jul 23 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed will trim its asset purchase program to $65B/month from the current $85B pace beginning in September, according to a growing number of economists polled by Bloomberg. "The markets have adjusted," says one respondent. "Investors believe it won't be a strong negative for the markets or the economy." [View news story]
    LOL - the fed is the market and more than half the economy; take away food stamps, EBT and banker welfare and see what happens

    interest rates popping
    Jul 23 09:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spherix And Its Rockstar Announcement: A Big Deal For A Small Company [View article]
    7.09 gap filled
    Jul 18 02:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo (YHOO -1.1%) has bought Ztelic, a Chinese developer of tools for analyzing/monitoring activity on the country's social networks. Analysts speculate Yahoo could be interested in using Ztelic's software to better integrate social networking content and deliver targeted ads. But it's worth noting Ztelic founder Zheng Hao was once the CTO of Yahoo's Beijing R&D center; Yahoo likely wanted to bring him back into the fold. [View news story]
    LOL - SPYWARE; maybe a new NSA contract
    Jul 18 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spherix And Its Rockstar Announcement: A Big Deal For A Small Company [View article]
    IP litigation is neither quick or inexpensive and very often has an indecisive outcome or settlement - who is funding the prosecution?
    Jul 17 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If we were to tighten policy, the economy would tank," says Ben Bernanke wrapping up day one of his Humphrey Hawkins testimony (tomorrow, the Senate). John Hilsenrath notes the striking change from the June FOMC policy statement - which said downside risks had diminished - to today's testimony which clearly highlighted the downside. "A dovish tilt towards easier money." Hilsenrath and FTAlphaville also both note another dovish tilt, the re-emergence of the "D" word - deflation. [View news story]
    it DOES matter. why would your first choice for a solution to be the person who caused the problem? who elected a private banker to hijack equity markets? why dont you tell us what QE has done to help main street or the real economy? QE is for bankers and to allow our insane government to spend wildly. it is killing jobs and the real economy and taking away incentive for real business
    Jul 17 03:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Beige Book: Economic activity increased "at a modest to moderate pace." Most districts reported an increase in overall consumer spending and auto sales while all districts witnessed a "moderate to strong" pace regarding residential real estate and construction activity. Banking conditions and credit quality improved (loan demand increased "modestly") and hiring either "held steady" or rose at a "measured pace." [View news story]
    and how many people describe the fed pumping in $85 BILLION a month as "moderate"
    Jul 17 02:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If we were to tighten policy, the economy would tank," says Ben Bernanke wrapping up day one of his Humphrey Hawkins testimony (tomorrow, the Senate). John Hilsenrath notes the striking change from the June FOMC policy statement - which said downside risks had diminished - to today's testimony which clearly highlighted the downside. "A dovish tilt towards easier money." Hilsenrath and FTAlphaville also both note another dovish tilt, the re-emergence of the "D" word - deflation. [View news story]
    this is no heart disease - its drug addiction; if after 5 years the addict has not beat his addiction, do you keep pumping him full of drugs

    bernanke is the dealer - he and the fed created the problem to begin with so no one should praise him for addressing it
    Jul 17 02:14 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If we were to tighten policy, the economy would tank," says Ben Bernanke wrapping up day one of his Humphrey Hawkins testimony (tomorrow, the Senate). John Hilsenrath notes the striking change from the June FOMC policy statement - which said downside risks had diminished - to today's testimony which clearly highlighted the downside. "A dovish tilt towards easier money." Hilsenrath and FTAlphaville also both note another dovish tilt, the re-emergence of the "D" word - deflation. [View news story]
    hilarious after 5 years of pumping trillions and the nonstop cheering from the "media" about a recovery, he admits that if they let off the gas, the whole thing will "tank"

    does this sound like a stable, real recovery - LOL
    Jul 17 01:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies: Let's Try The Truth For A Change [View article]
    thanks for some objectivity and professionalism
    Jul 17 11:11 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • June Housing Starts: 836K vs. 951K forecast, 928K previous (revised from 914K). [View news story]
    LOL - doesnt fit their narrative of the huge housing recovery
    http://bloom.bg/18kR5wC
    Jul 17 09:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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