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Submarines Are Durable Goods

  Orders for Durable Goods a measure the government tracks on the economy rose in April. Which is generally good news, the demand for goods of a certain type, like refrigerators is growing. However in April the government also ordered…

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Decline in America’s Problem Sovling

In recent years, a number of international surveys have raised alarms that the United States is falling behind other countries in terms of educational achievement. Now there is another one, andits findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity.…

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This Recycling Bin Is Stalking You

Recycling bins in London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize. Renew, the startup behind the scheme, installed 100 recycling bins with digital screens The idea is to bring internet…

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Student Loan Overdues Hit New High

Outstanding student loan debt now stands at $956 billion, an increase of $42 billion since last quarter.  However, of the $42 billion, $23 billion is new debt while the remaining $19 billion is attributed to previously defaulted student loans that…

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Election Post Mortem And The Limit Of Money

This national election defined a significant limit, the limit of money in an national election, where no additional expenditures would have changed the dynamics or changed the public’s perception of the candidates. The airwaves were saturated and targeted. The demographers…

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US Corporate Tax Rates Are High

Just a little reality check in this election season.  Want to bring jobs back to the U.S?  Talk to the graph. Corporate income tax reform is receiving serious consideration in Washington. The Obama administration has suggested reducing the federal corporate…

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Law Firms and Suicide Pricing

An increasing number of major law firms are quoting “suicide prices” just to get business that will keep their lawyers occupied, even though the firms can’t make money on the work, according to law firm consultant Bruce MacEwen.

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Polling The Art and the Science

Every election cycle the media and pollsters drive us nuts with their breathless pronouncements of who is a head and who is losing momentum.  They would have you believe it’s scientific fact, well most science is a lot more accurate…

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The Middle Class’s Lost Decade

Since 2000, the middle class has shrunk in size, fallen backward in income and wealth, and shed some of it’s own.  As reported by the  Pew Research Center “Fewer, Poorer, Gloomier” study and from that study a couple of charts.…

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Stocks: The Death of Buy and Hold

If you think your stock portfolio seems to be moving up and down a lot but you aren’t getting anywhere, you just might be right. Looking at the S&P 500 over a multi-decade period shows, we really haven’t made much…

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The Obama, Romney and Ryan Tax Plans

Don’t let anyone tell you there is no difference between the parties. From CNBC.com Differences in Tax Plans . Obama Romney Ryan Personal income taxes: Obama would keep tax rates the same for families making less than $250,000 annually. For…

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