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  • Jobs gain of 288K; UE rate down to 6.1% [View news story]
    Food inflation is another that no one can really control, unless soylent green becomes popular. Weather will wreak havoc on crops.
    Jul 3 09:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobs gain of 288K; UE rate down to 6.1% [View news story]
    With very little wage inflation, I don't see any broad inflationary pressures.
    Jul 3 09:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Economic Fireworks? [View article]
    Actually, er's that cater to free healthcare are getting a break due to Obamacare.
    Jun 29 10:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Economic Fireworks? [View article]
    You are talking about one little corner of the world. Four bedroom homes go for around $220K where I live and the unemployment rate is below national average. I am looking at homes in the Wilmington NC area and places not far from the beach can be had at the same price.
    Jun 29 12:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: What If You Bought At Market Highs? [View article]
    Thanks, I will look into your suggestions. I've been building up cash in our roths.
    Jun 22 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: What If You Bought At Market Highs? [View article]
    If one bought when Bush took office and then sold when Obama took office, he/she could forget about retirement.
    Jun 22 04:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Is The Fed Behind The Curve? [View article]
    From someone who lived through the 70's and 80's, 2% inflation is a real laugher. I bought my first house at a 13% interest rate.
    Jun 22 11:36 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Does The Iraq Conflict Mean For Markets? [View article]
    High,gas prices caused the mortgage crisis? Stupid loans caused the crisis. Also, a lot of people use natural gas to heat with, which is cheap.
    Jun 16 08:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Does The Iraq Conflict Mean For Markets? [View article]
    The market climbed 100 points the day after we invaded.
    Jun 16 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. household wealth increases [View news story]
    Exactly. Once the kids moved out of the house and I had more cash - my personal wealth grew very quickly. You can't save when essential expenses are even with salary.
    Jun 6 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ISM Manufacturing Index at 53.2 [View news story]
    ISM was just corrected upwards - 56.0 - thank you Obama!
    Jun 2 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims declines by 27K [View news story]
    Thanks for the link. There are many unskilled workers whose jobs are quite physical that simply cannot work anymore.
    May 29 02:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims declines by 27K [View news story]
    It would be nice to have a few weeks under 300K in a row.
    May 29 08:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims declines by 27K [View news story]
    The growing inequity in pay is quite bothersome. Hopefully, those who control the power (and wages) will see the light.
    May 29 08:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Will Sluggish Housing Growth Derail The Economy? [View article]
    Nothing new, really:

    “Don’t Know Much About History”: The New York Times 1943 Survey of U.S. History and the Controversy It Generated

    by Anne-Lise Halvorsen — 2012

    Background/Context: Educators, parents, politicians, and the media often complain that young people know little history and compare them unfavorably to better-educated, earlier generations. However, the charge is exaggerated. Young people have performed poorly on history tests for decades. Students’ poor scores on one test in particular, the focus of this study, caught the nation’s attention: the New York Times 1943 survey of college freshmen’s history knowledge.
    May 27 04:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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