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  • Sebelius' departure confirmed following botched Obamacare rollout [View news story]
    Pays the price? How about the "reaps her rewards" in the form of taxpayer-funded six-figure annual retirement package?
    Apr 11 08:21 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims near 7-year low at 300K [View news story]
    Recovery Summer 5, here we come!
    Apr 10 09:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Trade Agreement: Australia And Japan Can, But The U.S. And Japan Can't [View article]
    Mr. Chandler, your article spurred me to look into the state of negotiations on the TPP. My initial take on your statement that "the inability of Obama to secure trade promotion authority just about dooms the TPP" was that I can't imagine Obama expending any significant personal effort on a multinational project that complex. Too many fundraisers and parties to attend, comedy shows to tape, Republicans to demonize.

    The chief negotiator, Wendy Cutler, appears to be a non-partisan and accomplished career public servant. I looked into the bio of her boss USTR Froman who strikes me as a career 1% statist Democrat, but certainly pro trade and the fruits of commerce.

    Your final paragraph is what perplexes me, as you seem to be saying that TPP is in fact a priority agenda item for Obama. I wonder. TPP seems far too unexciting and practical, and offers no opportunity for glib demagoguery with fawning minions arrayed behind him. Besides, the acronym itself might confuse his base. It sounds like a Tea Party initiative funded by Koch Industries.

    Now if you'll excuse me I want to review Dear Leader's most recent salvific pronouncements on income inequality and the minimum wage.
    Apr 8 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims up 5K to 320K [View news story]
    Putin's fault.
    Mar 20 09:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • At the close [View news story]
    The banks got out, took profits. The banks got back in at entry points. Forward! Long live Dear Leader.
    Feb 6 08:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite Competition, AT&T Posts Strong Q4 On Wider LTE Coverage, Lower Subsidies [View article]
    Like their yield and future prospects a lot more than I like Treasuries.
    Jan 29 11:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Suntory to buy Beam in $16B deal [View news story]
    Or, in this case, "kanpai" will be interesting to see how this impacts the historic Beam family culture.
    Jan 13 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Jeff Immelt Of General Electric A Great CEO? [View article]
    Have long-term GE holdings at extremely low cost-basis. You belong on HuffPo, as does arcurus.
    Jan 1 06:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Jeff Immelt Of General Electric A Great CEO? [View article]
    A pro-business President? I'm living a different reality, TF.
    Dec 31 01:06 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retail read: Holiday season sales rose 2.3%, jewelry outperforms [View news story]
    As a retailer with improved sales but increased costs and pass-along-price increases since last year I declare this, at best, a zero-sum read.
    Dec 28 12:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage apps drop to lowest in 13 years [View news story]
    You are such a shill for bad policy. Merry Fed-mas.
    Dec 24 11:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer confidence surges past estimates [View news story]
    The same way they calculated the GDP growth.
    Dec 6 12:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond yields pop after economic news; mREITS slip [View news story]
    Forgive me Geoffster if I am mis-characterizing you, but the use of "Regardless" and "notwithstanding" in two short sentences suggest you are a "moderate" and operate with a "disinterested" view of our ruling class. I sense from your use of "improving" that is not necessarily the case, and that you are instead applying your Winston Smith skills, which we all need to bone up on.
    Oct 31 08:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Private payroll growth in clear downtrend [View news story]
    If we just start measuring productivity by number of waking hours spent gazing at smartphones the US economy would be booming.
    Oct 30 02:56 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Private payroll growth in clear downtrend [View news story]
    I feel sorry for the citizenry and the position the Fed has worked us into, but no sympathy for the oligarchy at the Fed...they'll be just fine as generations yet to be born absorb the consequences.
    Oct 30 02:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment