ECONOMY

Americans’ Satisfaction Highest in 12 Years, Says Gallup

19 June 2018
Americans’ Satisfaction Highest in 12 Years, Says Gallup

James Carville was right: Americans vote their pocketbooks.

Financial Analysts Predicting End of the Bull Market

19 June 2018
Financial Analysts Predicting End of the Bull Market

Boom and bust is more a result of government-caused inflation than any action taken in the free market.

Gold Depository Bypassing Federal Reserve Opens in Texas

15 June 2018
Gold Depository Bypassing Federal Reserve Opens in Texas

The Texas Bullion Depository, a gold-backed bank that would allow depositors to store precious metals and bypass the Federal Reserve System, opened in Austin on July 13.

Fed Raises Interest Rates Again Despite “Mystery” Over Lack of Wage Increases

14 June 2018
Fed Raises Interest Rates Again Despite “Mystery” Over Lack of Wage Increases

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suffers from the same disease infecting all those on the board: the hubris that they really know what's best for the economy.

Revenues Grow but Spending Grows Faster — and Deficit Explodes

13 June 2018
Revenues Grow but Spending Grows Faster — and Deficit Explodes

For the fiscal year through May, tax revenues of $217 billion were overwhelmed by government spending of $363 billion, creating a fiscal-year-to-date deficit of $146 billion.

Seattle Repeals Job-killing Head Tax One Month After Passing It

13 June 2018
Seattle Repeals Job-killing Head Tax One Month After Passing It

Just one month after Seattle voted unanimously to pass a head tax on businesses such as Starbucks and Amazon, the City Council repealed it by a vote of 7-2, noting...

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again Despite “Mystery” Over Lack of Wage Increases

14 June 2018
Fed Raises Interest Rates Again Despite “Mystery” Over Lack of Wage Increases

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suffers from the same disease infecting all those on the board: the hubris that they really know what's best for the economy.

Seattle Repeals Job-killing Head Tax One Month After Passing It

13 June 2018
Seattle Repeals Job-killing Head Tax One Month After Passing It

Just one month after Seattle voted unanimously to pass a head tax on businesses such as Starbucks and Amazon, the City Council repealed it by a vote of 7-2, noting...

U.S. Asks OPEC to Boost Production to Help Hold Down Oil Prices

06 June 2018
U.S. Asks OPEC to Boost Production to Help Hold Down Oil Prices

The United States has asked OPEC producers to increase oil production by about one million barrels a day after Trump complained about “artificially very high” oil prices.

U.S. Economy Adds Another 204,000 Jobs in April

02 May 2018
U.S. Economy Adds Another 204,000 Jobs in April

The U.S. economy continues to outperform experts' predictions, with another month of exceptional job growth.

Federal Biofuel Mandates Are an Expensive Flop

20 April 2018
Federal Biofuel Mandates Are an Expensive Flop

Federal biofuel mandates have failed to accomplish their stated objectives while forcing consumers to pay higher prices for food and fuel, a new report concludes.

Bull Market in Stocks Continues

03 April 2018
Bull Market in Stocks Continues

Despite Monday’s sharp decline of more than 600 points mid-day, it’s highly unlikely the bull market in stocks is over.

 

 

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