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  • Proponents say a repatriation tax break could be "the next stimulus," inducing multinational corporations to inject at least $1T into the economy. But that’s not how it worked in 2005, when the U.S. offered companies a similar tax incentive. Though they brought $312B back to the U.S., 92% of the money was returned to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock buybacks.  [View news story]
    as long as obama is in the WH these companies wont "inject" $ into the economy. they will live conservatively, hoard cash, avoid taxes and hire sparingly.
    they have cash now and they are not "injecting"
    Jun 20, 2011. 11:28 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Of interest regarding the EFSF - between them, Greece, Ireland, and Portugal guarantee €30B or nearly 7% of the currently sized €440B fund, i.e. the countries that are being bailed out, are backing the fund set up to bail them out. Circular would be a polite term to describe the arrangement. (pdf).  [View news story]
    ponzi

    ben leads by example
    Jun 20, 2011. 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Euro rises versus dollar as Greek worries ease [View article]
    LOL - AP winning again

    euro is "surging"
    Jun 17, 2011. 06:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With stock repurchases running at near record levels, corporate finance officers don’t seem worried about another credit crunch, Mark Hulbert writes. "On the theory that corporate managers have more insight into their companies’ prospects than do the rest of us, it’s at least somewhat comforting to have them on the side of the bulls."  [View news story]
    no comment on insider selling????

    are these same CFOs buying with their own funds?
    Jun 17, 2011. 06:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks have their first winning week since April [View article]
    how cheery

    the market is "winning" like c sheen

    only AP - obama news service
    Jun 17, 2011. 05:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AARP’s decision to drop its opposition to cutting Social Security benefits sparks praise and protest. Now that AARP has opened the door to reform, lawmakers may decide to walk through it... but they could just as easily cower from criticism that they're "selling out seniors."  [View news story]
    gee - maybe because this left wing advocacy organization is losing
    members left and right

    should be change to Oaarp - take a guess
    Jun 17, 2011. 05:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama administration plans on ending waivers for the new health care law beginning in September.  HHS has been inundated with requests from employers and unions for a break from the section of the law that restricts dollar limits on coverage.  [View news story]
    whatta a joke. all his campaign contributors and those who pushed through obamacare for the rest of us, now have their waiver so obama's payback is complete

    where is the MSM?? imagine if Bush gave waivers to a bunch of oil cos.
    Jun 17, 2011. 05:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment falls in only half US states [View article]
    how can our corrupt media ignore this story - instead they are cheerleading for unions.

    cnbc parroting that BA supposedly "broke the law" what law - the law of the dictator - obama gov dictates where cos can do business and forces them to bow to corrupt unions.
    obama first is pres of unions
    Jun 17, 2011. 04:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Morgan Stanley compiles a list of 11 healthcare stocks that should enjoy outsized growth in coming years, whose companies are positioned to deliver innovative and clinically meaningful products or help squeeze costs out of the system: ALXN, AGN, CFN, CERN, HCA, ESRX, MHS, IRWD, VRUS, TMO, UNH.  [View news story]
    agree on AGN and ALXN
    Jun 17, 2011. 03:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twenty-four states recorded declining unemployment rates in May, 13 states posted increases, and 13 states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Nevada continued to register the highest unemployment rate at 12.1%, but that's a 2.8-point drop from April; California recorded the next highest rate, 11.7%.  [View news story]
    and all of us really trust the BLS - really

    this ongoing job recovery just wont quit
    Jun 17, 2011. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment falls in only half US states [View article]
    where is the MSM and why are they not covering the outrageous obama attack on boeing jobs? we are in the middle of a job crisis and all i hear from MSM and obama business channel is concern over protecting the union - unreal. how stupid can people be
    Jun 17, 2011. 10:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE3: lifeboat or torpedo? Brad DeLong argues that more stimulus is essential to keep the economy growing and push down unemployment. Jim Grant retorts that Fed stimulus has created a bubble in financial markets that threatens to provoke another serious downturn. The two analysts square off in a WSJ video debate.  [View news story]
    How can this even be a serious debate anymore? QE3 was money for primary dealers to artificially buy up equities and or gov debt. $ went to obama campaign contributors and blue states and foreign banks. Virtually none of it ended up in the general population. It did create trillions in debt for the taxpayer.
    Jun 16, 2011. 08:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer interest in tablets is “staggering,” and sales will grow at a compounded annual rate of 66% through 2015, Sanford Bernstein writes. Apple (AAPL), of course, will dominate tablets “for the foreseeable future," while Texas Instruments (TXN) is well-positioned with chips based on ARM Holdings (ARMH) designs; Intel (INTC) is "likely to miss the boat."  [View news story]
    new discovery - ipads;
    whats next - an iphone?
    these investment houses are so on top of things
    Jun 16, 2011. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent data from the BIS suggests U.S. banks have $41B in exposure to Greece, mostly in the form of CDS contracts sold to European banks who own Greek paper. By comparison, French banks (under downgrade threat), part of an economy 1/6 the size of the U.S., have $65B in exposure.  [View news story]
    how much $ did ben give euro banks that lend to greece
    Jun 16, 2011. 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent data from the BIS suggests U.S. banks have $41B in exposure to Greece, mostly in the form of CDS contracts sold to European banks who own Greek paper. By comparison, French banks (under downgrade threat), part of an economy 1/6 the size of the U.S., have $65B in exposure.  [View news story]
    what about the exposure of the fed reserve and US gov???
    Jun 16, 2011. 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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