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Dilbert Explains Economics And Economists!

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If you have ever watched CNBC, listened to Bloomberg on your way to the train station or tried to decipher a Fed Chair’s press conference, what I am about to say will come as no surprise! That the economic ‘experts’ will sometimes, okay most of the time, okay all of the time, attempt to use […]

The Jobs Report: Is The Nation Really Only .5% From Full Employment?

If we use 5% as the benchmark for full employment in the United States and the unemployment number released on Friday was 5.5%, then by extension.. …the nation is only 1/2 of 1% from reaching a significant milestone that would seem to indicate total recovery from the horror that was the financial crisis of a […]

Housing Recovery: Illusion or Reality?

For the benefit of the country, the economy , personal wealth, the stability of  financial markets not to mention my business I hope that the apparent statistical strength in housing is for real and stays that way for a long, long time! But for the purposes of providing what we hope will be useful, accurate and, […]

Innovation leads to wealth creation and economic growth! (Video)

Throughout history there are certain constants that have driven the creation of wealth and economic growth in a given society! As this video will explain, it’s the accumulation of knowledge that is the key factor moving a civilization from one era to the next. As an example, can you name the major differences between the lifestyle and […]

Economic numbers you need to know…Week of July 7, 2014

US Economic Calendar for the Week of July 7, 2014 The economic calendar in this article provides the days and times for this weeks key releases containing data that will impact the direction interest rates may move in the short and intermediate-term. In addition it will provide anecdotal evidence about the future direction of US economic growth and actual proof of the […]

Critical economic data releases for the week of June 2, 2014!

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US Economic Calendar for the Week of June 2, 2014 For anyone who’s concerned with the future direction of mortgage rates while at the same time trying to determine what the condition of the US economy actually is, the data scheduled for release during the upcoming week will most certainly provide evidence along with strong anecdotal clues. As one example, […]

US Economic Calendar for the Week of May 26, 2014

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US Economic Calendar for the Week of May 26, 2014 For anyone who’s concerned with the future direction of mortgage rates while at the same time trying to determine what the actual condition of the US economy is, the data scheduled to be released in the upcoming week will most certainly provide some anecdotal evidence and strong clues. This data […]

New York State Casino in Tuxedo?

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Gambling is big business and means that big revenues would flow into the coffers of whatever state welcomes it inside its borders! Currently casino gambling is available in the majority of states with online casino-style gambling still available in only a few. What is it that’s holding other states back from allowing brick and mortar […]

Government revenue shortfalls: Blame the weather, the economy or the internet?

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service The snowfall and storms that made for an  extremely tough weather winter in the northeast has also been made the scapegoat and the excuse for all things that point to an economy that may be rolling over! Whether it’s corporate earnings misses or a slowdown in home sales and new construction, […]