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  • Apr. Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment: 72.3 vs. 79.0 expected and 78.6 prior. [View news story]
    Maybe it's the fault of the weather; everything else is.
    Apr 12 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • March Nonfarm Payrolls: +88K vs. consensus +190K, 268K previous (revised from +236K). Unemployment rate 7.6% vs. consensus 7.7%, 7.7% previous. [View news story]
    I am disappointed with the first 5 comments. You have not given bbro a chance to explain how the good news is buried deep in the report and that the economy is not slowing, but if it is, it is due to weather (hot or cold) North Korea, Cyprus, etc.
    Apr 5 08:43 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock index futures give up some gains as jobless claims jump to their highest level in 4 months, though the Labor Dept, says adjustment issues around Easter and spring break likely boosted the print. The 4-week moving average rises to 11.25K to 354.25K. S&P 500 +0.15%[View news story]
    I doubt it. Those whose jobs consists of studying the sex habits of snails are still on the gov't payroll. Those whose employment situation has changed as business begins to adjust to BarryCare (Juicy Couture) ...that's another story.
    Apr 4 08:59 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market recap: The Dow hit a new record and the S&P closed just two points shy of its all-time high as investors shrugged off eurozone concerns and focused on U.S. data that showed improvement in home prices and manufacturing. In truth, the data was more nuanced and consumer confidence plunged, but the buy-the-dip mentality continues to prevail. Crude oil topped $96, a five-week high; gold slipped below $1,600[View news story]
    Hey, where's the volume?
    Mar 26 04:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mar. Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment: 71.8 vs. 77.5 expected and 77.6 prior. [View news story]
    There appears to be a big disconnect between 'mile wide and inch deep' gov't economic reports and the american public's version of reality.
    Mar 15 10:36 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Feb. Retail Sales+1.1% vs. +0.5% expected, +0.2% prior (revised). Ex-auto +1.0% vs +0.6% expected, +0.4% prior (revised). [View news story]
    Translation: He would be taking credit for a stock run that is mostly (very mostly) due to Fed pumping, dip in unemployment due to declining labor part. rate and people taking 2nd and 3rd partime jobs (yeah, that counts as jobs according to the gov't), and improving economic numbers such as decline in personal income, more people tapping 401k's to pay for increased gas and food prices which show up in retail sales report and expanding their use of credit cards just to live.
    Mar 13 09:25 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unequivocally Strong North American Jobs Data [View article]
    I am searching quality vs quantity. Remember this time last year when both Jan and Feb numbers were >200,000 (stronger that this year's) and that played out? Also, I believe the employment numbers within the ISM's showed a deceleration and other reports showed declining income with people tapping their 401K and ramping up credit use and long term unemployment did not move. How can an ecomony be strong if people are getting 2nd or 3rd jobs to pay bills and the unemployment report implies strength? If my teenager babysits the kids next door for a couple hours a week, she is one of the 170,000 (and declining rate) new jobs. Those are the type of jobs that I think make up a lot of this report.
    Mar 8 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unequivocally Strong North American Jobs Data [View article]
    Of the U.S data, how many of these 'new' jobs are full-time vs part-time and how many of the new job holders already have another job, in other words, how many of the 236,000 jobs are 2nd jobs for the already employed?
    Mar 8 09:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama reportedly won't be making a new budget offer to Republicans today, and will instead reiterate last week's proposal. Stocks have tanked on the news. S&P -1%. Dow -1.1%. NASDAQ -0.7%[View news story]
    3 o'clock meeting with leaders today.
    Dec 28 04:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama reportedly won't be making a new budget offer to Republicans today, and will instead reiterate last week's proposal. Stocks have tanked on the news. S&P -1%. Dow -1.1%. NASDAQ -0.7%[View news story]
    Tax cuts are easy to retro. The cutting cuts for the 47% takers that Barry wants to avoid..not so much.
    Dec 28 04:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama reportedly won't be making a new budget offer to Republicans today, and will instead reiterate last week's proposal. Stocks have tanked on the news. S&P -1%. Dow -1.1%. NASDAQ -0.7%[View news story]
    Taxes on rich won't help. Do a little research on taxes and rate of gov't spending. Very simple.
    Dec 28 04:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama reportedly won't be making a new budget offer to Republicans today, and will instead reiterate last week's proposal. Stocks have tanked on the news. S&P -1%. Dow -1.1%. NASDAQ -0.7%[View news story]
    Too late. Thanks to Barry todays college graduates will have a lower standard of living than previous generations..when they move out of their parents home. The irony? They voted for Obama and they will be the ones who will be supporting and paying the bills for the 50+ older bracket (health care, retirement,etc) who voted for Romney. Thanks guys.
    Dec 28 04:26 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama reportedly won't be making a new budget offer to Republicans today, and will instead reiterate last week's proposal. Stocks have tanked on the news. S&P -1%. Dow -1.1%. NASDAQ -0.7%[View news story]
    What a world to live in where demanding the gov't show fiscal responsibility before it ends up like Greece, Spain, Italy, California, etc is somehow considered evil.
    Dec 28 04:20 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama reportedly won't be making a new budget offer to Republicans today, and will instead reiterate last week's proposal. Stocks have tanked on the news. S&P -1%. Dow -1.1%. NASDAQ -0.7%[View news story]
    Don't be so sure.
    Dec 28 04:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama reportedly won't be making a new budget offer to Republicans today, and will instead reiterate last week's proposal. Stocks have tanked on the news. S&P -1%. Dow -1.1%. NASDAQ -0.7%[View news story]
    If they are T'baggers are you and other libs T'baggees? Enjoying it much? BTW. History will only remember who was president (who just gave federal workers a pay raise on the back of the middle class) not who was in congress.
    Dec 28 04:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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