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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 3.24.17

Succinct Summations for the week ending March 24th, 2017. Positives: 1. New home sales rose 6.1% to a 592 annualized rate. 2. Durable goods rose 1.7%, slightly above expectations.....»»

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Retailing USA

I don’t agree with the conclusions, but the data is quite interesting:   MAPIC 2015 Retailing USA. Opportunity awaits. Trust our retailntelligence. Source: MAPIC 2015 The post Retailing USA appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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Projected Retail Store Closings (2017)

Amazing graphic:   Source: Business Insider     The post Projected Retail Store Closings (2017) appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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Downsizing America’s Retail Footprint

America is having a “retail moment” — and it’s not a good one. It’s easy to blame all of the industry’s woes on Amazon, the online giant. There’s little doubt that the fifth.....»»

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Top Incomes and Human Well-Being Around the World

The post Top Incomes and Human Well-Being Around the World appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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1957 BMW 507

I don’t love the color, but I do appreciate the lines of the 1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I:   Source: Sothebys via Classic Driver The post 1957 BMW 507 appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine

According to linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy.     The post 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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How Much Does the President Matter to the Stock Market?

Short answer: Not very much! This table, from Ben Carlson, is quite revealing:   Source: Bloomberg View The post How Much Does the President Matter to the Stock Market? appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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Drucker: Six Rules for Presidents

Peter Drucker is considered the founder of modern management; he is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and pr.....»»

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Existing Home Sales (NSA)

click for ginormous graphic Source: Calculated Risk   During the real estate bust — call it 2006 to 2010 — this was my favorite chart. It stripped out the seasonality (and related .....»»

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Wage Growth after the Great Recession

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Inverted Priorities Imperil Trump Tax Agenda

Let’s begin by stating the obvious: My priorities are different than yours or Paul Ryan’s or the president’s. We all have a different agenda, motivated by different issues. Sometimes finance dominates our w.....»»

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Environmental Contract Distribution by Congressional District

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Productivity puzzles

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John Oliver on the Federal Budget

Donald Trump’s federal budget plan proposes large funding .....»»

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MIB: Yuval Noah Harari on What Makes Humans Different

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. His first book, Sapiens was.....»»

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Homo Economicus vs Homo Sapiens: Changing Behavior

Here is a sentence I never thought I’d write: Art Laffer is right. I refer specifically to tax incentives. Laffer was recently asked about the mess that is Kansas, and.....»»

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Active Monthly Facebook Users

Source: The Economist The post Active Monthly Facebook Users appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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Don’t be surprised: Employment data get revised

Don’t be surprised: Employment data get revised BLS revisions to metro area employment data can be substantial but predictable FRED Blog March 16, 2017         The Bureau of Labor.....»»

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Flyby Mars from Phobos

Astonishing: The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of .....»»

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