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  • How Safe Are These 7 Blue Chip Dividend Yields? [View article]
    It's all about your original investment cost.
    Apr 23 11:14 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Congressional report claims millions of gallons of known carcinogens were injected into wells as part of the process to withdraw natural gas from shale deposits. It's the latest health concern over hydrofracking, which has tapped untold reserves of gas, but threatens contamination of water supplies.  [View news story]
    Cherry Picker,
    You are wrong. My Illinois has a commitment of 1 billion to spend for HSR linking Chicago to St. Louis.
    Apr 18 08:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Congressional report claims millions of gallons of known carcinogens were injected into wells as part of the process to withdraw natural gas from shale deposits. It's the latest health concern over hydrofracking, which has tapped untold reserves of gas, but threatens contamination of water supplies.  [View news story]
    David,
    I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but this is big oil we are talking about. Even if they found away to use distilled water for the fracking process, these idiots would still be against it.
    Apr 17 08:32 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cutting Medicare/Medicaid Would Cost More Than Health Care Reform Law [View article]
    Kingsmill,
    You state that medicare has many problems, but inefficiency is not one of them. In reference to your last paragraph, do you not see that as being inefficient?
    Apr 17 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Congressional report claims millions of gallons of known carcinogens were injected into wells as part of the process to withdraw natural gas from shale deposits. It's the latest health concern over hydrofracking, which has tapped untold reserves of gas, but threatens contamination of water supplies.  [View news story]
    Show me one contaminated well, or any water supply, from the last 60 years that was a result from fracking. Then lets talk. Should these wells be monitored? Yes. But these nuts prey on peoples fears to the point that they want the practice stopped.
    Apr 17 12:07 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The question is worth raising again: “Why, in the aftermath of a financial mess that generated hundreds of billions in losses, have no high-profile participants in the disaster been prosecuted?” Gretchen Morgensen's take suggests that the FBI, SEC and Treasury Department may have quashed attempts to be more aggressive. (earlier)  [View news story]
    Do we believe for one minute that the heads of government want a public trial where the whole truth and nothing but the truth will be told?
    It is much easier, and safer, for them to carry on a political trial. We can't vote the bankers out of office, but we can the politicians.
    Apr 14 07:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cutting Medicare/Medicaid Would Cost More Than Health Care Reform Law [View article]
    Dean please explain all of your bashing of the insurance companies. Doesn't Obama Care require all individuals to purchase private insurance?
    Apr 9 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S.F. Fed: QE2 Causing Commodity Prices to... Fall? [View article]
    Janet Yellen, President of the San Francisco board. An Obama appointee. No further comment needed.
    Apr 5 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting a Damper on the Big March Job Report Celebration [View article]
    Yes they are moochers, with the exception of the soldiers who volunteer. All others being part of a politicaly connected union.
    Apr 4 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Putting a Damper on the Big March Job Report Celebration [View article]
    I have not always agreed with this author, but I do agree with this article. He does bring up an important point, the employment to population ratio. I have argued many times that 200,000 jobs per month will not cut it. Between legal and illegal immigration, our country adds approximatley 2.3 million people to our population each year.
    Apr 3 10:32 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed's gotten something of a victory (quarterly news conferences) and a failure (forced discount-window disclosures) for transparency, all in the past week. "However cold" big banks' sweats are, The Daily Telegraph's Richard Blackden says, it's time for the central bank's secrecy to end: At this point, the public's interest outweighs the Fed's.  [View news story]
    1834 - 1913. The USA had no central banking. After a panic, or bank failure, the rich had to bail out the rich. With the creation of the FED, and the Internal Revenue Act in 1913, it was now the taxpayer who bailed out the rich. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, ratified by the voting public, we gave the government the power to confiscate our property whenever, and how much ever they deemed necessary.
    Apr 2 09:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Home prices used to count in inflation measures, until 1983. So the recent run-up to the housing bubble didn't show up - and neither are today's falling prices. Floyd Norris charts an alternate inflation index that may show why core measures may be missing the mark when it comes to bubbly housing.  [View news story]
    Ebworthen,
    I disagree. I think you have it backwards, the numbers they put out are for a false sense of security FOR the working populace. Hence, high prices for food, energy, and housing to them are not part of core CPI. The Masters you refer to will make their money no matter what the statistics are.
    Apr 2 08:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Home prices used to count in inflation measures, until 1983. So the recent run-up to the housing bubble didn't show up - and neither are today's falling prices. Floyd Norris charts an alternate inflation index that may show why core measures may be missing the mark when it comes to bubbly housing.  [View news story]
    If the core CPI had been measured based on real world numbers over the last 32 years, you would have seen different Fed actions then and today. The first exemptions were food and energy, then the housing component. How can the Fed and the BLS continue to just give society feel good numbers and base policy on fallacy.
    Apr 2 10:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 12 Solar Companies: Which Are the Best Bet for Investors? [View article]
    Your remarks may be true, but the point is can they be profitable without the subsidies. The other industries you mention can be.
    Apr 1 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 12 Solar Companies: Which Are the Best Bet for Investors? [View article]
    The answer to the headline of the article is the ones with the most subsidies, of course. I would not touch solar stocks, and am a little disappointed the author did not mention the many benefits they receive from governments. Or when the subsidies may run out.
    Mar 31 10:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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