ECONOMY

Inflation Concerns Unfounded, Wall Street Moves Higher

14 February 2018
Inflation Concerns Unfounded, Wall Street Moves Higher

Once Wall Street traders read beyond the headlines released early Wednesday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they reversed the early selloff and bid the market higher.

Trump’s Budget Won’t be Balanced, Just Restrained

13 February 2018
Trump’s Budget Won’t be Balanced, Just Restrained

Under President Trump's proposed budget, the governemnt admits it can't end deficit spending, but will merely attempt to make those deficits smaller by increasing tax receipts owing to economic growth.

Public-Private Partnerships the Key to Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

13 February 2018
Public-Private Partnerships the Key to Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

On the surface, the White House’s plan to rebuild America’s failing infrastructure looks like magic, and it relies heavily on the concept of “public-private partnerships” to fund the program.

Despite Stock Sell-off, Few See Recession

09 February 2018
Despite Stock Sell-off, Few See Recession

The sell-off on Wall Street doesn't appear to warn of an impending recession. By nearly every measure, the economy appears to be strong and getting stronger.

Markets Move Higher Following Crash Instigated by Obscure Agency

07 February 2018
Markets Move Higher Following Crash Instigated by Obscure Agency

With Wall Street regaining its footing following the decline that started last Thursday, commentators in the mainstream media are still searching for the decline's cause.

Treasury Advisory Committee Says U.S. Must Borrow Trillions, Sending Stocks Down

05 February 2018
Treasury Advisory Committee Says U.S. Must Borrow Trillions, Sending Stocks Down

When an obscure advisory committee announced last Wednesday that the U.S. Treasury would have to borrow billions to fund Trump’s tax reform program, the stock market pitched headlong into a...

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Markets Move Higher Following Crash Instigated by Obscure Agency

07 February 2018
Markets Move Higher Following Crash Instigated by Obscure Agency

With Wall Street regaining its footing following the decline that started last Thursday, commentators in the mainstream media are still searching for the decline's cause.

Occupational Licenses: Petty Tyranny Over Property and Labor

29 January 2018
Occupational Licenses: Petty Tyranny Over Property and Labor

Occupational licensure requirements prevent many of the most needy from obtaining gainful employment.

Economy Beats Forecasters Again: Jobless Claims at 45-year Low

19 January 2018
Economy Beats Forecasters Again: Jobless Claims at 45-year Low

Economists expected 250,000 new jobless claims to be filed during the week ending January 13, but claims fell to a 45-year low of 220,000. Any number below 300,000 in an...

Minimum Wage Hikes Take a Toll; Red Robin Announces Massive Layoffs

10 January 2018
Minimum Wage Hikes Take a Toll; Red Robin Announces Massive Layoffs

Even the government’s best intentions usually result in unintended negative consequences, and the new minimum wage increases that went into effect on January 1 in 18 states and 19 localities...

U.S. Economy’s Stunning Performance Continues to Bewilder Forecasters

14 December 2017
U.S. Economy’s Stunning Performance Continues to Bewilder Forecasters

You'd think they'd learn. But economic prognosticators are still playing catch-up ball as the economy continues to roar ahead. 

Jobless Claims Drop Confirms Economy’s Strength

22 November 2017
Jobless Claims Drop Confirms Economy’s Strength

The economy, like a fatigued athlele,  continues to revive through improved oxygenation.

 

 

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