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Consumer Sentiment Jumps to Highest Level in Four Months
Post Date: 2012-09-14 10:36:15 by Brian S
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U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in early September to its highest level in four months as Americans were more upbeat about their economic and job prospects, a survey showed on Friday. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary September consumer sentiment index rose to 79.2 from 74.3 in August. That topped expectations for a decline to 74.0, according to a Reuters poll. The gauge of consumer expectations climbed to 73.4 from 65.1, though the barometer of current economic conditions nudged down to 88.3 from 88.7. Both the sentiment and expectations measures were at their highest level since May. Just 12 percent of those surveyed expected the unemployment rate ...

Retail Sales in U.S. Rose 0.9% in August on Auto Demand
Post Date: 2012-09-14 10:30:57 by Brian S
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By Lorraine Woellert - Sep 14, 2012 Retail sales in the U.S. increased in August by the most in six months, easing concern about a larger pullback in the biggest part of the economy. The 0.9 percent gain followed a revised 0.6 percent advance in July that was smaller than initially reported, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. The median forecast of 84 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for an increase of 0.8 percent. Demand rose for automobiles and higher gas prices boosted receipts at service stations, while back-to-school sales slowed at department stores. Higher food and fuel costs along with smaller gains in payrolls and wages may take a toll on ...

S&P Surges Above Highest Close Since 2007 on Fed's Plans
Post Date: 2012-09-13 15:54:39 by Brian S
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U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above its highest close since 2007, as the Federal Reserve said it will buy mortgage-backed securities to bolster the economy. All 10 groups in the S&P 500 gained. Alcoa Inc. (AA) and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) rallied at least 2.5 percent as commodity companies advanced. Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) jumped more than 3.6 percent to pace gains among financial shares. Pall Corp. (PLL) rose 8.3 percent as it reported quarterly earnings that topped analysts’ estimates. Apple Inc. (AAPL) added 2.1 percent after unveiling yesterday a new version of the iPhone. The S&P 500 ...

Fed Officials Upgrade Economic Growth Outlook in 2013, 2014
Post Date: 2012-09-13 15:53:29 by Brian S
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Federal Reserve officials said economic growth will improve faster than they had earlier projected as they embarked on a third round of asset purchases aimed at spurring the expansion. Federal Open Market Committee participants upgraded their estimate for 2013 gross domestic product growth to 2.5 percent to 3 percent, compared with 2.2 percent to 2.8 percent in June. Estimates for 2014 are from 3 percent to 3.8 percent, versus 3 percent to 3.5 percent in the previous forecast, according to the central tendency forecasts, which exclude the three highest and three lowest of 19 projections. The Federal Open Market Committee said today the Fed will expand its holdings of long-term securities ...

NHS Hospitals Collapse, Doctors Playing Pass the Parcel With Patients Due to Alleged £300 Billion Fraud [oBamneycare UK-style]
Post Date: 2012-09-13 12:47:06 by Capitalist Eric
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The Royal College of Physicians reports that NHS Hospitals are in a state of collapse and patients are suffering as doctors play pass the parcel with patients between wards due to lack of operational beds despite a record amount of over £130 billion extorted from tax payers annually to fund the NHS black hole. The RCP blames the crisis on a drop in the number of beds whilst demand has risen, this despite the fact that the NHS budget has more than tripled over the past 15 years as my earlier analysis illustrated . The NHS budget under Labour had grown from £40 billion in 1997 to £121 billion for 2009-2010. NHS budgets increasing in line with inflation (CPI) would have ...

U.S. Treasury To Sell $18 Billion Of A.I.G. Stock Acquired In Bailout
Post Date: 2012-09-10 11:01:12 by Brian S
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The Treasury Department is offering to sell $18 billion of American International Group Inc. shares in a transaction that will cut the U.S. stake in the firm to below 50 percent for the first time since its 2008 bailout. The insurer plans to buy back as much as $5 billion of the shares and Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are managing the sale, the Treasury said yesterday in a statement. The U.S. would own about 23 percent of AIG if it sells the shares at the Sept. 7 closing price of $33.99 each, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Treasury had cut its stake in the New York-based firm to 53 percent in four earlier share sales, which ...

Gold Jumps 3.1% on Week as Silver Soars 7.1%, US Bullion Coins Solid (Jobs report +QE3)
Post Date: 2012-09-08 17:06:47 by Hondo68
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Gold, silver and other precious metals soared this week. US bullion coins were strong as well. Gold rallied to a more than six-month high at above $1,740 an ounce after Friday’s disappointing U.S. jobs report fueled Fed stimulus bets. Jumping 2.0% on the day, gold prices spurred ahead 3.1% on the week. "Gold is going through the roof because this negative data makes QE3 more likely now," Reuters quoted Daniel Briesemann, commodities analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt. The U.S. Labor Department said 96,000 jobs were created in August while also revising downward June and July data to show 41,000 fewer jobs than previously reported. July’s revised figure was 141,000, ...

Texas Approves Highest Speed Limit In Country At 85 MPH
Post Date: 2012-09-07 14:37:21 by Brian S
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country, giving eager drivers a chance to rip through a trip between two of the state’s largest metropolitan areas. The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a speed limit of 85 mph for a 41-mile toll road several miles east of the increasingly crowded Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio. “I would love it,” Austin resident Alan Guckian said. “Sometimes it’s fun to just open it up.” But while some drivers will want to test their horsepower and radar detectors, others are asking if safety is taking a backseat. “The research is ...

Nasdaq Reaches Highest Level Since 2000; S&P 500 Jumped To A More Than Four-Year High
Post Date: 2012-09-06 16:25:11 by Brian S
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NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 jumped to a more than four-year high on Thursday as a new bond-buying program in Europe was hailed as an effective way to contain the region's debt crisis. Positive sentiment was also lifted by bullish data on the U.S. services sector and labor market, the latter especially notable ahead of Friday's non-farm payrolls report. The rally was broad, with materials, financials and industrials-- all groups tied to the pace of economic growth-- leading the way with gains of more than 2 percent. Advancers outnumbered decliners by a ratio of more than 4 to 1 while the Dow had its biggest gain in two months and the Nasdaq advanced to its highest ...

U.S. Service Sector Activity Grows Faster Than Expected
Post Date: 2012-09-06 10:57:53 by Brian S
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(RTTNews) - Economic activity in the U.S. service sector grew for the 32nd consecutive month in August, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Thursday, with the pace of growth accelerating by more than anticipated. The ISM said its non-manufacturing index rose to 53.7 in August from 52.6 in July, with a reading above 50 indicating an increase in activity in the service sector. Economists had been expecting the index to show a more modest increase to a reading of 53.0. Anthony Nieves, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, said, "According to the NMI, 10 non-manufacturing industries reported growth in August." ...

Challenger: U.S. Planned Layoffs Drop In August Hitting A 20-Month Low
Post Date: 2012-09-06 10:51:14 by Brian S
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The number of planned layoffs at U.S. companies dropped for a third straight month in August and hit a 20-month low, a report showed on Thursday. Employers announced 32,239 planned job cuts last month, down 12.5 percent from 36,855 in July, according to the report from consultantsChallenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. It was the fewest number of planned cuts since December, 2010, but the consultancy said the August decline "may be further evidence of an improving economy or it may simply be a summer lull in job-cut activity." The report came a day before the U.S. government is set to release the key August jobs report, for which economists expect payrolls to have dipped from ...

Private Survey: US Businesses Add 201K Jobs, Hopeful Sign Ahead Of Friday’s Jobs Report
Post Date: 2012-09-06 10:49:31 by Brian S
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WASHINGTON — A private survey shows U.S. businesses stepped up hiring in August, an encouraging sign ahead of Friday’s government employment report. Payroll provider ADP says businesses added 201,000 jobs last month, the most reported by the survey since March. ADP also said July job growth was stronger than first thought: Employers created 173,000 jobs — 10,000 more jobs than the group reported last month. The report only covers hiring in the private sector and excludes government job growth. The Labor Department will offer a more complete picture of August hiring on Friday. The two surveys reported roughly the same private-sector job creation in July. But the two surveys ...

US Home Prices Rise In July By Most In 6 Years
Post Date: 2012-09-04 11:38:23 by Brian S
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices jumped 3.8 percent in the 12 months ending in July, according to a private real estate data provider. The year-over-year increase was the biggest in six years, further evidence that the housing market is steadily recovering. CoreLogic said Tuesday that home prices also rose 1.3 percent in July from June. That's the fifth straight increase in both the monthly and year-over-year price indexes. The index is the third national measure to show steady increases. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index posted its first annual increase in nearly two years last week. And a federal government housing agency has also reported annual increases. The ...

U.S. Auto Sales Speed Up In August: Ford, GM And Chrysler Book Double-Digit Gains
Post Date: 2012-09-04 11:32:51 by Brian S
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That slowdown in the U.S. economy didn’t seem to hurt auto sales in August as Ford Motor, General Motors and Chrysler each reported solid gains from a year ago. Ford recorded better sales across the board – in cars, utilities and trucks – for a 13% increase, and said retail sales were up 19% in August. Rising fuel prices, with gasoline up 20 cents a gallon from a month ago at a national average of $3.82 according to AAA, drew buyers toward more fuel-efficient vehicles according to Ford’s VP of sales and marketing Ken Czubay. Rising sales led Ford to add a third crew at a Louisville assembly plant to help churn out more Ford Escapes, a vehicle that showed a 37% jump in ...

New York AG Investigating Bain Capital, Other Firms For Tax Evasion
Post Date: 2012-09-02 14:22:13 by Brian S
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into whether some large private equity firms—among them Bain Capital, the firm founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney—took advantage of a tax loophole to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. According to the New York Times, who first reported the story, executives with knowledge of the investigation said Schneiderman had subpoenaed around a dozen firms in the past few weeks seeking any documents that could shed light on their tax-writing procedures. At issue is whether those firms used a shady, legally-dubious practice of labeling certain fees as investments, ...

Factory Orders Rise 2.8% in July, The Biggest Gain In A Year
Post Date: 2012-08-31 12:46:39 by Brian S
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Factory orders rose 2.8% in July, the biggest gain in a year, the Commerce Department said Friday. The upturn followed a 0.5% decline in June. Economists had forecast a 2% increase for July, Bloomberg reported. Excluding transportation orders, which tend to be volatile, orders improved 0.7%, following a 2.2% drop in June. Bookings for non-military goods excluding aircraft fell 4% in July, a bigger drop than the 3.4% decline forecast, Bloomberg reported.. The trucking industry relies on factory orders and shipments for much of its business.

Confidence Among U.S. Consumers Increases to Highest Level in Three Months
Post Date: 2012-08-31 11:30:24 by Brian S
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Confidence among U.S. consumers in August rose more than projected to the highest level in three months, reinforcing signs the world’s largest economy is improving. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final index of consumer sentiment climbed to 74.3 from 72.3 the prior month. The gauge was projected to rise to 73.6, according to the median forecast of 60 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The preliminary reading for August was 73.6. Recent reports showing the best job growth in five months and the first gain in home prices since 2010 may be helping lift moods, improving the odds household spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy, will be sustained. At the ...

Distressed Home Prices Jump With Inventory Shrinking
Post Date: 2012-08-30 11:33:39 by Brian S
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Demand for distressed properties is driving up prices for the first time in two years as investors from Blackstone Group LP (BX) to Colony Capital LLC chase shrinking inventory. The average sales price on homes in the process of foreclosure or already owned by banks rose 7 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the biggest annual increase since 2006, RealtyTrac Inc. reported today. The number of those deals dropped 22 percent, the most since 2010, the Irvine, California-based data provider said in a statement. “There’s virtually no supply in a lot of markets right now,” Michael Krein, president of the National REO Brokers Association said in a telephone ...

U.S. Grew Faster Than First Estimated in Second Quarter
Post Date: 2012-08-29 12:44:32 by Brian S
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By Alex Kowalski - Aug 29, 2012 The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter, reflecting gains in consumer spending and exports that are being threatened by costlier gasoline and a global slowdown. Gross domestic product climbed at a 1.7 percent annual rate from April through June, up from an initial estimate of 1.5 percent and following a 2 percent gain in the first three months of the year, revised Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The weakest gain in business investment in new equipment in almost three years restrained the pace of growth, which was the slowest since the third quarter. Consumers and companies may continue to curb ...

Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index Shows A Healthy Market
Post Date: 2012-08-29 12:41:34 by Brian S
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(AP) WASHINGTON (AP) —Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in July than at any time in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes jumped 2.4% in July to 101.7. That's higher than June's 99.3. It's also the highest reading since April 2010, last month that buyers could qualify for a federal home-buying tax credit. A reading of 100 is considered healthy. The index is 12.4% higher than July 2011. It bottomed at 75.88 in June 2010 after the tax credit expired. Contract signings typically indicate where the housing market is headed. ...

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Mark First Gain Since 2010
Post Date: 2012-08-28 11:44:02 by Brian S
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Home prices in 20 U.S. cities climbed in June from a year earlier, the first gain in almost two years, indicating the market that triggered the recession is beginning to rebound. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities increased 0.5 percent from June 2011, the first gain since September 2010, a report from the group showed today in New York. The median forecast of 29 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 0.05 percent drop. Nationally, prices jumped last quarter by the most in more than six years. Rising demand driven by mortgage costs close to a record low has trimmed the glut of unsold houses on the market, which may continue to give property values a ...

Ryan-Wyden Medicare Reform Approach - Worth a Serious Look
Post Date: 2012-08-20 15:17:33 by jwpegler
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Among the most hypocritical aspects of certain purist Democrats who call themselves liberals is their willingness to attack any Democrat who veers even slightly from liberal orthodoxy. Sadly, their attacks almost always turn personal, substituting name-calling for thoughtful analysis of the facts. Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is one of the Senate's leading progressives, with a voting record on every major issue defining liberalism that is second to none. Yet he has also been a target of attack by purist liberals -- because he has shown a willingness to mix liberal approaches (relying on government to assure social equity) with conservative principles (relying on private market ...

40 Points That Prove This is the Most Important Election Since 1980
Post Date: 2012-08-17 18:01:30 by jwpegler
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What an exciting time it is in America. We are at a turning point in our history where we desperately need a change in direction. Fortunately, we are starting to get. In 2010, the Tea Party was responsible for electing 60 new GOP Congressmen, giving us the most conservative House since before the Great Depression. In addition, the GOP gained 680 seats in State Legislatures across the country, giving the GOP the largest number of State Legislative seats since 1928. This year, we have the clearest Presidential election since 1980, with the Marxist-influenced, black liberation theology-inspired President pitted against a lifelong successful business man. Unfortunately, there are still too ...

Bain Capital Plans To Outsource Jobs At Profitable Sensata Plant In Illinois
Post Date: 2012-08-10 14:20:44 by Brian S
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The shock of losing a precious job in a town afflicted by high unemployment is always hard. A foundation for a stable family life and secure home instantly disappears, replaced with a future filled with fears over health insurance, missed mortgage payments and the potential for a slip below the breadline. But for Bonnie Borman – and 170 other men and women in Freeport,Illinois – there is a brutal twist to the torture. Borman, 52, and the other workers of a soon-to-be-shuttered car parts plant are personally training the Chinese workers who will replace them. It’s a surreal experience, they say. For months they have watched their plant being dismantled and shipped to ...

Break-in leaves one dead after store owner opens fire (empties 30 round mag)
Post Date: 2012-08-10 14:03:56 by Hondo68
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A North Augusta gun store owner used a semi-automatic weapon when he opened fire on three men who broke into his business early Thursday, killing one and sending two others to the hospital with gunshot wounds, officials said. The break-in occurred around 4 a.m. at the Guns and Ammo Gunsmith, located on Edgefield Road in North Augusta, said Aiken County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jason Feemster, a spokesman for the agency. Stephen Bayazes Jr., 57, who lives in an attached apartment in the rear of the business with his wife, said he awoke to a loud bang and the silent store alarm going off. Police said he got out of bed, grabbed his AR-15 weapon and found three men inside the store. The men ...

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