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Stocks broke a three day losing streak on gains fueled by merger announcements by Xerox and Abbott Laboratories today. The rally allowed stocks to recoup much of the losses they incurred last month. The Dow surged by 1.3 percent to 9,789; the S&P 500 rose… Read full post »
You've heard about Monday morning quarterbacking. Certainly
there are NFL coaches who will be facing questions about their
calls yesterday, and there are some who might actually get fired
But we'll allow Redskins fans to question the calls of their coach and we'll just… Read full post »
With the NFL season underway, one question that investors may want to ask themselves is what good does plastering your company’s name on the stadium do? Obviously, there is a tremendous value associated with having your company’s name associated with a winning team. But is… Read full post »
The University of Michigan's index of consumer sentiment surged to 73.5 in Sep… Read full post »
Today's data on initial unemployment claims showed that the economy is recovering. Later, we got data that shows how that recovery is likely to be weak. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released data on existing home sales which showed a drop of 2.7 percent… Read full post »
This morning, the Labor Department reported that initial jobless claims dropped by 21,000 to 530,000 in the latest week, down from an adjusted figure of 551,000. The previously reported number of claims for the prior week was 545,000, and the consensus estimate was for an increase… Read full post »
There is a strip club in Florida (where else) that is offering seniors a chance to come in for free and get a flu shot in the VIP room. And they get a free buffet, too.
Well, I always knew there was something being stuck into bodies in VIP rooms. … Read full post »
Yes, you read that right. Stocks dropped after the Fed announced that it was maintaining interest rates at their current record low levels. Nobody expected the Fed to move rates, so what investors were looking at was the statement released by the Fed today.… Read full post »
As if the pregnancy of Bristol Palin wasn't enough to show that religious zealots pushing abstinence only education don't know what the hell they are talking about, along comes a study that shows high levels of conservative religious beliefs are correlated with high teenage pregnancy levels.
Th… Read full post »
In a sign of the tensions that climate change is creating in the business community, Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility arm of PG&E, announced that it was leaving the Chamber of Commerce. In a letter announcing the split, PG&E's CEO said "we find it dismaying… Read full post »
Today, the Federal Reserve begins its two day meeting where it will ponder interest rates. It generally doesn't release information on the first day of the meeting. Nor is the Fed likely to raise interest rates. So, investors will anxiously be awaiting the Fed's… Read full post »
Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced it will propose rules that would require internet service providers to ensure "all web traffic is treated equally." During a speech given at the Brookings Institute, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said that two principals will guide the FCC… Read full post »
Last Friday was the third Friday of the month of September. As
you know, options expiration date is the third Friday of the month.
That means that the covered calls executed last month expired or
were called away.
Regular readers of this blog are well… Read full post »
Of political donations, anyway.
You can watch the video from the Rachel Maddow show here. For some reason, MSNBC videos do not embed here.
But in any case, if you don't feel like watching the video, the Chargers organization has donated $2.4 million to politicians since 1990, virtually all of i… Read full post »
That is the conclusion of a report by Moody's Investor Service. The report said that those expecting a strong rebound in housing prices are going to be very disappointed. "It will take more than a decade to completely recover from the 40% peak-to-trough decline in… Read full post »
That is the question asked by Marketplace today. As you know, there are millions of houses on the market. Many houses remain unsold, and demand for houses is so low that some builders have left partially completed subdivisions unfinished. And foreclosures continue to increase,… Read full post »
Put this in the you cannot make this up category.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a Texas republican congressional rep wrote a letter to the taxpayer funded Washington Metro Area Transit Authority.
What was Kevin Brady complaining about?
The taxpayer funded agency's problems with carrying indiv… Read full post »
Today brought us the release of unemployment claims, the
Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index, and housing starts. And, in
another sign that the economy is turning around, all of those
figures were positive.
Initial unemployment claims were down to 545,000, lower than the consensus estimate of… Read full post »
Despite continuing signs that the economy is improving, Americans plan to limit their household spending, a recent survey by Bloomberg found. Only eight percent of the people surveyed said they plan to increase spending, with 58 percent saying they'd keep spending at the same level. The remainder sai… Read full post »
The Labor Department's latest consumer price index data showed that prices increased by 0.4 percent in August. This was higher than the consensus estimate of 0.3 percent, but analysts saw it as additional evidence that inflation is a current threat to the economy. Underscoring that… Read full post »
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