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Donald Trump"s Syria Problem

Donald Trump responded to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by lobbing some missiles at the Syrian air base from which the gas attack was allegedly launched......»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 21st, 2017Related News

Inflation Retreats in March

The March Consumer Price Index dropped by -0.3%.   That's unusual and a decline in CPI has not happened since February 2016.  The reason was volatile gas prices but America finally is catchin.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 17th, 2017Related News

The March Unemployment Report Was Pretty Good

The March unemployment report on the surface looked bad due too less than one hundred thousand jobs gained.  But that is just one number and also not part of the report which calculates the unemployment rate and other statisti.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 14th, 2017Related News

4th Quarter GDP Revised to Show Growth at a 2.1% Rate

The Third Estimate of our 4th Quarter GDP from the Bureau of Economic Analysis indicated that our real output of goods and services grew at a 2.1% rate in the 4th quarte.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 4th, 2017Related News

Trump Administration Stands Up for U.S. STEM Workers

Two key parts of the Trump administration have no.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 4th, 2017Related News

Pending Home Sales Second Highest Level in a Decade

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales just jumped to the second highest level in a decade and the high.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 3rd, 2017Related News

New Home Sales Continue to Sizzle and Pop

The February 2017 New Residential Single Family Home Sales increased by 6.1%.  Monthly sales increased by 34,000 annualized units to 592,000 for the month.  Annual sales have increas.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 2nd, 2017Related News

Existing Home Sales Show Houses Snapped Up

NAR's February existing home sales dropped 3.7% from January.  Sales were 5.48 million, whereas January had 5.69 million annualized sales.  Sales are still a soaring 5.4% higher t.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTApr 1st, 2017Related News

An OPEC Deal Extension Isn’t As Simple As It Sounds

It’s been six months now that oil prices have been reacting to OPEC, first to the possibility of an agreement, and then to the produ.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 22nd, 2017Related News

Half million barrel per day global oil surplus persisted in February

Since oil pri.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 21st, 2017Related News

Trump’s Agenda is as American as Apple Pie

This recent article at The American Conservative is worth commenting on. It compares Donald Trump to Teddy Roosevelt, and suggests that Roosevelt is the President to whom T.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 20th, 2017Related News

How Deep is the Deep State?

Ms. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, first assistant pre.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 20th, 2017Related News

CPI Tamer in February

The Consumer Price Index for February returned to Earth with a 0.1% monthly increase.  January stayed unrevised at 0.6%.  The monthly change was the smallest gain since July 2016.  The main cause was gasoline, again.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 20th, 2017Related News

February"s Unemployment Report Has Little to Write Home About

February's unemployment report is just another no change type of thing.  The unemployment rate is 4.7%, a -0.1 percentage point change from last month.  Those unemployed declined slightly as did .....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 19th, 2017Related News

Trade Deficit, Up 9.6% in January, on Track to Clip 78 Basis Points from Q1 GDP

Our trade deficit rose by 9.6% January, as the value of both our exports and our imports increased, but our imports increased by much more. Share.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 14th, 2017Related News

Factory Orders Increase 1.2% for January

The Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders report shows factory new orders increased by 1.2% for January.  That's after December new orders rose by 1.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 14th, 2017Related News

Prevailing Truths

According to official US economic data, the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has expanded for 22 quarters, raising real GDP 12.1% above its high prior to the 2008-09 economic contraction. Yet, US manufact.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 14th, 2017Related News

Bitcoin ETF Backed By Winklevoss Twins Denied By SEC

As bitcoin continues its attempt to move toward legitimacy and stability, the cryptocurrency was handed a significant defeat Friday when the Securities and Exchange Commission denied the application for a bitcoin-centric exchange traded fund. Share.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 13th, 2017Related News

Northwest Housing Prices Are On Fire

The December 2016 S&P Case Shiller home price index shows a seasonally adjusted 5.6% price increase from a year ago for the 20 metropolitan housin.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 8th, 2017Related News

4th Quarter GDP Growth Remains at a 1.9% Rate

The Second Estimate of our 4th Quarter GDP from the Bureau of Economic Analysis indicated that our real output of goods and services grew at a 1.9%.....»»

Category: blogSource: ECONOMICPOPULISTMar 6th, 2017Related News