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Economists issue the “D Word” on global economy

The possibility of a global depression is now being floated in economic circles due to the expected cascading failures of European banks and the growing fear that the European Central Bank (ECB) won’t be able to prop them up. Forbes.com makes a case for global financial doom built around the collapse of Spain, the resultant fall of the EU, contagion into ...

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The End is Near

Welcome to the beginning of the end of the economic recovery. On Tuesday diesel fuel was $4.49 per gallon along interstate route 81 in New York State! The price of fuel is rapidly approaching what Malcolm Gladwell would call the “tipping point”. Diesel fuel hit a peak of $4.72 per gallon in July of 2008. That took a huge toll ...

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Possible Shift in Power for Virginia Senate – Vote Today

The State of Virginia has some very important elections today as the balance of power could shift dramatically with a GOP take over of the state’s Senate.  Governor Bob McDonnell has a split congress in the Commonwealth as it stands now, with Democrats holding the majority in Virginia’s upper house and Republicans controlling the lower as well as the Governor’s ...

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Obama Blames America for Slow Job Growth

When speaking to a local reporter in Orlando, Florida, President Obama seemed to lay the blame for slow job growth at the feet of Americans themselves. When asked about the sluggish economy and poor job growth over the past several months the president replied, "The way I think about it is, this is a great, great country that had gotten ...

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The Gipper’s Protege

Obama and the Democrats have been eager lately to compare their “messiah” with Ronald Reagan. How they can do this and simultaneously decry him is of course a paradox only the Democrats can get away with. But since Obama is so eager to channel the Gipper, perhaps a comparison of the two bears examination. Actually, there are a few similarities ...

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Is President Obama Pushing Us Into a Double Dip Recession? History Says YES

President Obama’s approval ratings among American voters have been dropping to historic lows as he heads into the third year of his first, and only term, as President of The United States. Electoral history backs up that last statement, in the fact that no incumbent President has ever been reelected with our current stubbornly high unemployment rate hovering over 9%. ...

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The Jobs Speech: Same Proposals Will Equal Same Results

President Obama gave his much anticipated speech on jobs (links to full text and video below). While many were looking forward to some plan from the leader of the country, and his supporters were glad to have something to justify their reverence for the man they will vote for next year, the speech falls incredibly short when analyzed from a real-world perspective. ...

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Presidential Speech Tonight – No Crystal Ball Needed

Tonight the President of the United States will appear before a joint session of Congress to give a speech on what he considers important issues facing America today. With the exception of the State of the Union Address, which is required by the Constitution itself, presidential speeches to a joint assembly are usually reserved for times of crisis or for ...

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U.S. Economic Growth to Fall Sharply Due to Uncertain Policies

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Economic growth in the U.S. over the next 12 months is expected to decline to around 2.0 percent, significantly lower than the 3.1 percent predicted as late as June 2011, according to the proprietary macroeconomic model of Mellon Capital Management, part of BNY Mellon Asset Management.    The slower growth expectation is discussed in a recent ...

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Charity Defined

We continually hear the liberal left rant that the Conservatives want to take food out of the mouths of children and throw grandma off the cliff. Liberals refuse to understand and/or accept the fact that their definition of “charity” is not at all what charity truly is. Let’s look at a hypothetical situation. If I see you with a sandwich, ...

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Consumer Confidence Slides for Second Straight Month

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Although Congress and President Obama have agreed to raise the debt ceiling, a majority of Americans say that the debate has made them less confident in the nation’s economic recovery. More than half (54 percent) of Americans surveyed say that the debt ceiling debate has made them feel less confident in the economy, and 42 ...

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High Inflation and Low Investment Hampers Recovery

LONDON, July 27, 2011/PRNewswire/ —  Rising inflation and flat investment have kept the world’s economic recovery stuck in reverse, the latest Global Economic Conditions survey from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has shown. Of the 2,186 ACCA members surveyed between 16 May and 6 June 2011, only 26% reported increased confidence, down from 28% three months ago, with ...

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Debt-o-crats Are Spending U.S. Into Depression

Should the U.S. government, which has amassed a staggering debt of $14.5 trillion (about $4 trillion of that since President Obama took office), increase its debt limit? The question ought to be rhetorical; $47,000 per citizen is quite enough, thank you. Polls indicate that many voters don’t fully understand the ongoing debt ceiling debate, but even the least sophisticated laborer ...

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Study Reveals Impact of Real Estate ‘Shadow Inventory’ on Recovery

ATLANTA, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Despite steady gains in key industry sectors, the nation’s housing market continues to exert pressure on the overall rate of economic recovery. While financial conditions across multiple financial sectors suggest economic stabilization and growth, delinquencies still exceed pre-recession levels due to continued turbulence in the mortgage marketplace, according to Equifax (NYSE: EFX) national credit trend research for May ...

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