Obama started the game of jiggering numbers to bring about a political goal, a press cycle of a trend in his favor.
What we have learned is that it is a great game and others can play as well. That would be boards of directors and captains of industry as players. They are vigorously playing the game and their numbers are earnings reports.
What we have seen are earnings reports of less than projected or expected and a resultant decrease in market averages. Like the unemployment numbers, earnings figures will be adjusted upwards in following periods to make it all right and truthful.
But for the short term, the Obama adjustments are tempered or even overcome by the markets decline on the poor earnings reports.
That's racist talk!!! /s