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  • Kudlow: Donald Trump Is the middle-class growth candidate

    08/07/2016 12:21:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/6/2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Trump is the pro-growth candidate in this race. Hillary Clinton is the anti-growth candidate. Trump wants to expand national income and the economic pie. Clinton wants to redistribute income and shrink the pie. In past columns, I have equated Trump's tax-reduction plan to the JFK and Ronald Reagan tax cuts, which generated economic booms of roughly 5 percent growth per year. President Barack Obama, by comparison, has raised taxes, spending, and regulations, producing the worst recovery since World War II. And Clinton intends to follow in Obama's footsteps with a Bernie Sanders-like, left-wing policy mix. She is the Democrats' anti-JFK....
  • Obamanomics: R.I.P. Sluggish growth is the long-term new normal for America

    06/20/2016 4:32:39 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Well, it turns out Annie had it wrong. The sun won’t come out tomorrow. That was basically the message from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen last week when she acknowledged the economy is doing more poorly (again) than previously hoped. The Fed admitted that sluggish growth that caps out at 2 percent is with us for as far as the eye can see, or at least through the next two years. Is this a declaration of the last rites for Obamanomics? It should be. Throw it in the dustbin of history alongside all the other failed liberal economic experiments. The...
  • Low-Gear U.S. Growth Is Enough For Labor Markets, And Fed, To Tighten

    06/02/2016 4:43:24 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 13 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 1, 2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The economy is still stuck in low gear, new data on manufacturing, construction and auto sales showed Wednesday. Yet even as the Federal Reserve itself described economic growth as “modest” in its new beige book, the report noted that tight labor markets were widespread. The upshot is that even a slow-growing economy is close enough to the Fed’s low speed limit to allow for a July rate hike. The headline Institute for Supply Management manufacturing survey index for May rose 0.5 point to 51.3, above the neutral 50 level and topping expectations. But the details offered a less-than-ideal combination: slowing...
  • Private sector adds 156,000 jobs in April vs. 195,000 expected: ADP

    05/04/2016 6:55:59 AM PDT · by mykroar · 9 replies ^ | Fred Imbert
    Private job creation slowed even further last month as firms added just 156,000 jobs in April, ADP said in a Wednesday report. "The job market appears to have stumbled in April. Job growth noticeably slowed, with some weakness across most sectors. One month does not make a trend, but this bears close watching as the financial market turmoil earlier in the year may have done some damage to business hiring," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said in a statement. Economists polled by Reuters expected the number to come in at 195,000. In March, private payrolls were revised down...
  • US industrial production fell 0.6% in March vs. 0.1% drop expected

    04/15/2016 6:42:21 AM PDT · by mykroar · 18 replies ^ | 4/15/2016 | Reuters
    U.S. industrial production fell more than expected in March as output declined broadly, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter. Industrial output decreased 0.6 percent last month after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent drop in February, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. Industrial production has declined in six of the last seven months. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast industrial production slipping 0.1 percent last month after a previously reported 0.5 percent drop in February. Industrial production fell at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter. The report joined data on retail...
  • First-quarter economy looks bleaker by the day

    04/08/2016 12:52:21 PM PDT · by mykroar · 6 replies ^ | 4/8/2016 | Patti Domm
    Some economists now see first-quarter growth as negligible, and it could easily turn out to be negative. Economists shaved already weak growth forecasts by a few more tenths Friday, after wholesale inventories fell 0.5 percent month over month in February, much more than the anticipated 0.1 percent decline. January was also revised down by 0.4 percent. The closely watched Atlanta Fed GDPNow model now shows first-quarter growth tracking at 0.1 percent, compared to a 0.4 percent estimate earlier in the week. JPMorgan economists now forecast the economy only expanded by 0.2 percent in the first quarter, from 0.7 percent. Barclays...
  • Here’s how to really make America great again

    03/30/2016 12:59:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 17, 2016 | Jeff Reeves
    What the heck is wrong with us? On Wednesday, Washington, D.C.’s entire Metro subway system shut down with almost no notice to perform emergency inspections, just days after a cable fire “crippled” three lines. The nation’s second-busiest rail system has been plagued by safety problems in recent years, including a 2015 incident where smoke from an electrical malfunction killed one person and a deadly 2009 crash on the system’s Red Line that killed nine people. And with a new Metro chief that has been vocal about returning to a culture that puts safety first, many say that Wednesday’s move is...
  • Why Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz's Tax Plans Generate More Growth than Donald Trump's

    03/04/2016 11:42:01 PM PST · by JediJones · 104 replies
    Tax Foundation ^ | 2/26/2016 | Alan Cole
    ...our model shows more growth from the Rubio and Cruz plans than the Trump plan, even though Trump proposed a larger cut: While Donald Trump largely opted for big rate reductions across the board, Rubio and Cruz made improvements to the structure of taxes, while cutting taxes by less overall. Senators Rubio and Cruz both put thought into the nature of the taxes that businesses pay. They noticed that the current way businesses are asked to calculate taxes creates a bias in the code. When a business builds something new, like, say, a new industrial lathe, that decision actually has...
  • U.S. Has Record 10th Straight Year Without 3% Growth in GDP

    02/26/2016 2:18:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/16/16 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The United States has now gone a record 10 straight years without 3 percent growth in real Gross Domestic Product, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The BEA has calculated GDP for each year going back to 1929 and it has calculated the inflation-adjusted annual change in GDP (in constant 2009 dollars) from 1930 forward. In the 85 years for which BEA has calculated the annual change in real GDP there is only one ten-year stretch—2006 through 2015—when the annual growth in real GDP never hit 3 percent. During the last ten years, real...
  • Don’t tell Bernie Sanders, but capitalism has made human life fantastically better. Here’s how

    02/22/2016 12:51:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 9, 2016 | James Pethokoukis
    Back in 1995, now-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said, "I personally happen not to be a great believer in the free enterprise system for many reasons." And having watched Sanders during this primary season, it doesn't appear to me that the self-described democratic socialist has much changed his opinion of capitalism. Which is both amazing and appalling. The single greatest story of human achievement of the past 2,000 years is the dramatic rise in living standards of the past 200 years. It's an astounding ascent -- see above chart -- driven by innovative, entrepreneurial capitalism. Free enterprise. Economic freedom....
  • Liberal Think Tank Makes Amazing Discovery: Marco Rubio Wants To Cut Your Taxes

    02/15/2016 3:34:52 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 13, 2016 | Avik Roy
    Alan Cole of the Tax Foundation notes something important about the TPC report. While the Tax Policy Center refuses to estimate the impact of the Rubio plan on economic growth, TPC observes that the plan would nearly eliminate the marginal effective tax rate on new business investment, while retaining taxes on capital income. Cole calls this a “deeply important” result. “Marco Rubio and his policy staff have found a way to retain the revenue from taxing capital income without any of the harmful effects on marginal investment decisions. This is a clever policy innovation whose importance cannot be overstated.”
  • Q4 GDP advance report shows only 0.7% growth

    01/29/2016 7:56:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The US economy finished 2015 with a pratfall, perhaps a foreshadowing of a bumpy ride in 2016. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth tumbled to 0.7% in the advance estimate of the fourth-quarter data, thanks to a decline in consumer spending that outpaced a slowing in the rate of growth in disposable income.
  • Economy 2016: Historic Malaise Headed For 11th Year

    12/31/2015 3:32:06 AM PST · by expat_panama · 2 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/30/2015 | JED GRAHAM
    Expect much of the same from the U.S. economy as in 2015, but possibly a little bit less of it. Another year of tame growth looks like close to a sure thing in a recovery that hasn't shifted out of second gear. The U.S. is likely to deliver its 11th straight year of sub-3% GDP growth in 2016, the longest such stretch since World War II. The fundamental backdrop is expected to remain in place, with the economy fueled by spending on services as a strong dollar and sluggish overseas growth keep manufacturing from gaining much traction. Some of the...
  • Economic Outlook: Escape Velocity Not in the Cards for U.S. Growth

    12/29/2015 4:36:44 AM PST · by expat_panama · 6 replies
    MorningStar ^ | 12-28-15 | Robert Johnson, CFA and Roland Czerniawski
    We are forecasting 2.0%-2.5% GDP growth for 2016, lower than most other economists predict, mostly driven by the consumer with little help from other areas of the economy.As we lap some of the biggest energy price declines, we suspect headline inflation could easily approach 2.5% by the end of 2016.We think analysts are overestimating starts and underestimating home-price appreciation again for 2016.U.S. population growth has collapsed from 1.8% in the 1950s and 1960s to 0.7% currently, which is closely correlated with slower GDP growth rates.At just over 3.4% year-over-year, slow credit growth is continuing to hold the economy back....
  • Islam is the 'fastest growing religion' and will 'overtake Christianity by the end of the century'

    12/20/2015 7:35:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    UK MIrror ^ | 12/20/2015 | BY RUTH HALKON
    Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is expected to outstrip Christianity by the end of the century. The number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the world's population from now until 2050, the Pew Research Center has said. While the world's population is projected to grow 35 per cent before the middle of the century, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 73 per cent -- from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.8 billion In 2010, Muslims made up 23.2 per cent of the global population. Four decades later, they...
  • Ted Cruz Gets a Boost from Powerful Conservative Insiders

    11/09/2015 5:14:01 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rob Garver
    An influential political action group in Washington, Heritage Action for America, all but endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, with the release of an analysis of the platforms of the top 12 candidates for the Republican nomination.Cruz has been consistently in the middle of the pack in early polling, typically gathering only a fraction of the support currently being lavished on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. However, with backing from well-funded Super PACs, the Texas senator has the ability to assert himself in the race in the event that one or both of the...
  • Ted Cruz's Tax Plan: Creating Jobs And Economic Growth

    11/03/2015 6:04:03 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/02/2015 | LEWIS K. UHLER AND PETER J. FERRARA
    The tax-reform proposal unveiled by Ted Cruz last week is as transformative, intellectually dominating and economically and politically revolutionary for 2016 as Kemp-Roth was in 1980. Indeed, even more so. Cruz's plan would scrap the current income tax code and replace it with a simple, single, flat rate of 10%, to be paid by everybody on everything — wages, profits, capital gains, dividends, rent, interest and all forms of individual income. No one would be able to claim that billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries or that the system is rigged to favor the rich over the middle...
  • The Wayseer Manifesto...

    10/10/2015 12:35:21 PM PDT · by 100American · 2 replies
    Wayseer Manifesto Website ^ | Garret John Loporto
    As Monty Python said "and now for something completely different" This website I hope to open minds up to a larger vision of who they are and can be and as I did recognize my difference with an Accepting society. I celebrate it and so should you, hope this peaks your interest and helps you... I have his book and it is awesome, not a fan or groupie this is only a single data point to me... God Bless
  • Islamic halal economy set to grow

    "Dubai (AFP) - The halal economy is set to grow as the world's Muslim population expands and more products are certified to comply with Islamic sharia law, experts said on Tuesday. The range of halal products, from goods not containing pork or alcohol to financial and tourism services, is rising as the global Muslim population grows."
  • Immigration Will Outpace American Population Growth 7 To 1 Through 2065

    10/05/2015 2:55:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/04/15
    The following chart and background have been provided to Breitbart News exclusively from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, which is chaired by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 80% . The chart shows that for every 1 net American born to today’s population—births minus deaths—the federal government will add 7 more people to the country through future immigration. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chairman of the subcommittee, responded to the startling data his committee uncovered by telling Breitbart News there should be immigration controls put in place immediately. “We should not admit people in larger numbers...
  • Autopsies reveal signs of Alzheimer’s in growth-hormone patients (can you "catch" Alzheimer's?)

    09/16/2015 1:14:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Nature ^ | 9/9/15 | Alison Abbott
    Brain plaques may have been seeded by contaminated hormone extracts from cadavers. Only a decade ago, the idea that Alzheimer’s disease might be transmissible between people would have been laughed off the stage. But scientists have since shown that tissues can transmit symptoms of the disease between animals — and new results imply that humans, at least in one unusual circumstance, may not be an exception. The findings, published in this issue of Nature, emerged during autopsy studies of the brains of eight people who had died of the rare but deadly Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD; Z. Jaunmuktane et al. Nature...
  • China's Economy Continues To Crumble As Key Data Is Worst In 15 Years

    09/13/2015 6:34:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/13/15 | Tyler Durden
    On Sunday, we got still more evidence to suggest that China’s economy isn’t growing at anywhere near the clip the official figures suggest as industrial production came in light of expectations and FAI rose at the slowest pace since 2000. “This is very disappointing data,” said ANZ economist Li-Gang Liu.“It’s very difficult to see Premier Li Keqiang getting his 7% growth target this year.” The statistics bureau warned of continued headwinds. “The foundation for the recovery is not solid,” it said on its website. “External and internal demand for industrial products remains weak and industrial production still faces relatively big...
  • Steve Forbes: Why GOP needs a pro-growth economic optimist in 2016

    08/11/2015 5:27:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/11/2015 | Steve Forbes
    The big question for the GOP is this: which candidates, if any, will vigorously seize the optimistic, pro-growth mantle of Reagan and make it their centerpiece? The fact that the world has been abuzz with Donald Trump's antics since last Thursday night’s presidential debate in Cleveland demonstrates that no one really broke through or was fatally damaged in the debate itself. But what has been largely ignored is how little discussion there was on by far the biggest issue of all: the economy. The moderators didn’t get around to the topic for an hour, and even then the questions were...
  • U.S. Economic Growth Picks Up With U.S. GDP Gaining 2.3% In Second Quarter 2015

    07/30/2015 7:52:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/30/2015 | Samantha Sharf
    On Thursday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its advance estimate of real gross domestic product for the second quarter of this year— covering April, May and June. The release showed output in the U.S. increasing at a rate of 2.3%. This is a major acceleration from the first quarter when real GDP increased 0.6%. “The advance estimate of second quarter GDP confirmed what was broadly expected: the economy bounced back after stumbling out of the gate to start the year,” wrote Jim Baird, chief investment officer for Plante Moran Financial Advisors, in a note on the results. While economists...
  • Rep. Franks defends Wil Cardon against vicious Club for Growth hits(CFG backed Jeff McFlake)

    06/21/2015 2:52:45 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    U. S. Rep. Trent Franks has taped this 30-second spot supporting AZ Senate candidate Wil Cardon, in which he unequivocally endorses Cardon as a “job creator,” “conservative Reagan Republican” and someone with the “business skills we need in the Senate to fix this economy.” Cardon began his campaign for the AZ U.S. Senate seat after Jon Kyl announced his retirement. Seeing Red AZ applauds Congressman Trent Franks for his enthusiastic support of businessman Wil Cardon. Franks’ message that “Wil Cardon will be a true conservative Republican senator we can trust” speaks between-the-lines volumes since he has served with Flake for...
  • The 4 percent-plus solution

    05/26/2015 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    Of those running for president, who will give this speech? “Ladies and Gentlemen, my administration will implement a series of economic policies to cause the economy to grow at an average rate of 4 percent or more a year. Growth of 4 percent-plus per year will create jobs at a faster rate than the growth in the labor force and provide hope for those who had despaired of finding a good job again. At a growth rate of a little over 4 percent per year, real incomes for all of our citizens will double in only 17 years. (At the...
  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    05/26/2015 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 05/26/15 | Sarah Perez
    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching saturation, which will make 2015 the first year that China’s smartphone growth (2.5 percent) will be slower than the worldwide market. China’s slowdown will also impact Android’s growth, IDC says, as the Google-developed mobile...
  • U.S. Economic Growth Nearly Stalls Out

    04/29/2015 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/29/2015 | Jeffrey Sparshott
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl at the start of the year as businesses slashed investment, exports tumbled and consumers showed signs of caution, marking a return to the uneven growth that has been a hallmark of the nearly six-year economic expansion. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, expanded at a 0.2% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The economy advanced at a 2.2% pace in the fourth quarter and 5% in the third. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected growth...
  • The Mystery Of America's Missing Wage Growth Has Been Solved

    03/11/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 3/11/2015 | Tyler Durden
    ...the next time anyone asks why there is no broad-based pick up in consumer retail spending across the entire population, just show them the above charts.
  • Moody's Say's cheaper Oil WILL NOT boost global growth...

    02/12/2015 10:25:53 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 25 replies
    Moody's Say's Cheaper Oil WILL NOT Boost Global Growth... What have I been saying all along... Someone should tell the morons at CNBC... Lower oil prices will fail to give a "significant boost" to global growth in the next two years, Moody's has said. The ratings agency said any boost from cheaper oil would be offset by the eurozone's economic woes as well as slowdowns in China, Japan and Russia. As a result, Moody's said it would not be revising its growth forecasts for the G20 countries. "For the G20 economies, we expect GDP growth of just under 3% each...
  • Global downsides: 1 high debt; 2 Lack of growth and deflation; 3 Fragile EM...

    01/28/2015 3:11:59 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    Rajan: "Today, debt is making it difficult for developed countries to resume pre-2008 growth rates" — Project Syndicate (@ProSyn) January 18, 2015 Today, debt is making it difficult for developed countries to resume pre-2008 growth rates, let alone restore the levels of GDP that would have been attained if the subsequent Great Recession had not happened. Meanwhile, industrial countries’ overall debt/GDP ratios are continuing to grow. In emerging markets, slow growth in the advanced economies has shut down a traditional development path: export-led growth. As a result, emerging markets have had to rely once again on domestic demand. This...
  • Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

    01/24/2015 10:50:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    12 News ^ | January 25, 2015 | Pan Pylas
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday. In a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, they said a perkier Europe, coupled with a prolonged period of low oil prices, could help shore up the global economy following a period of underperformance that has prompted many forecasters to reduce their growth forecasts. "Lower oil prices and the big decision by ECB could further improve world economic outlook," said Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan.
  • Republicans in state governments plan juggernaut of conservative legislation

    01/03/2015 4:16:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Legislators in the 24 states where Republicans now hold total control plan to push a series of aggressive policy initiatives in the coming year aimed at limiting the power of the federal government and rekindling the culture wars. The unprecedented breadth of the Republican majority — the party now controls 31 governorships and 68 of 98 partisan legislative chambers — all but guarantees a new tide of conservative laws. Republicans plan to launch a fresh assault on the Common Core education standards, press abortion regulations, cut personal and corporate income taxes and take up dozens of measures challenging the power...
  • Here Is The Reason For The "Surge" In Q3 GDP (Obamacare)

    12/23/2014 11:51:20 AM PST · by GilGil · 22 replies
    ZeroHege ^ | 12/23/14 | Tyler Durden
    Fast forward to today when as every pundit is happy to report, the final estimate of Q3 GDP indeed rose by 5% (no really, just as we predicted), with a surge in personal consumption being the main driver of US growth in the June-September quarter. As noted before, between the second revision of the Q3 GDP number and its final print, Personal Consumption increased from 2.2% to 3.2% Q/Q, and ended up contributing 2.21% of the final 4.96% GDP amount, up from 1.51%. So what did Americans supposedly spend so much more on compared to the previous revision released one...
  • Texas job growth outpaces rest of U.S. combined

    12/19/2014 2:05:31 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2014 | Jason Russell
    .....Since the recession began in December 2007, 1.2 million net jobs have been created in Texas. Only 700,000 net jobs have been created in the other 49 states combined......... Only North Dakota has outpaced Texas on percent job growth, thanks to jobs created by the fracking revolution. California, Texas’ biggest economic rival, has created 985,600 fewer net jobs during the same period. California’s 1.5 percent job growth is ten percentage points lower than Texas’ percent job growth.............................
  • US economic growth is all an illusion

    11/06/2014 5:59:26 PM PST · by Paul R. · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | John Crudele
    ... What Harwood and the rest of the folks who rely solely on Washington’s mainstream thinkers and Wall Street boosters for their information don’t realize is this: The economy isn’t really doing what the statistics say it is doing. Our nation’s economic statistics are nipped and tucked, massaged, managed, fabricated and dolled up. In short, our statistics are wrong and Main Street folks know it.
  • Can A Republican Congress Force Obama to Adopt Reaganomics?

    11/01/2014 11:07:01 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 30 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Election Day will produce a new Republican Congress, or so the latest polls tell us. If so, the huge losses for the Obama Democrats — both in 2010 and this year — will have come in large measure from the economic failures of a party that has moved radically left over the past 20 years. Hillary Clinton just argued that corporations and businesses don’t create jobs, and that a higher minimum wage and other government actions do. It showcases just how far the Democrats have moved left since her husband, working with a Republican Congress, launched pro-growth supply-side policies like...
  • 24 Crazy Facts About Global Christianity in the 21st Century

    10/16/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT · by millegan · 6 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The global face of Christianity has changed dramatically in the last one hundred years. So much so, that everything that seemed so permanent about “the way the world was” no longer holds. Information courtesy of PewForum, here’s where things stand:
  • Are High Housing Costs Restraining California's Growth?

    09/11/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/11/2014 | Carson Bruno
    <p>It's no secret. California is expensive. But is it a little more nuanced than that; coastal California is very expensive while inland California is just moderately expensive. Yet, despite being a well-known fact, Sacramento doesn't appear too concerned with California's growing price tag even though there is evidence it could be slowing the Golden State's economic growth.</p>
  • #NCGA: Bill reversing 2013 E-verify water-down intro’ed in House

    09/03/2014 9:23:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brant Clifton
    Governor Pat McCrory knocked heads with the General Assembly — and lost — on the issue of waiving the use of E-verify to do residency checks on temporary workers across the state. Now, it appears that a group of Republican House members is seeking to repeal the legislation passed despite the governor’s veto. Reps. Cleveland, Millis and Conrad are sponsoring HB 1184, which seeks to repeal the e-verify exemption for temporary workers and appropriates funds for an extra investigator.
  • U.S. GDP Grew 4.2% In The Second Quarter 2014, Up From Prior Estimate

    08/28/2014 8:30:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/28/2014
    On Thursday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its second estimate of real gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2014 — covering April, May and June of this year. The release showed output in the U.S. increasing at an annual rate of 4.2%. This is relative to the first quarter when real GDP declined a sharp 2.1%. The revision is up marginally from BEA’s 4% advance estimate released last month. The revision, BEA said in a release, was largely due to a larger than previously estimated increase in nonresidential fixed investment. However, the increase in private inventory investment...
  • Death by Delay [The old Reds have become the new Greens]

    07/02/2014 1:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 2, 2014 | Viv Forbes
    There was a time, before the baby-boom generation took over, when we took pride in the achievements of our builders, producers, and innovators. There was always great celebration when settler families got a phone, a tractor, a bitumen road, or electric power. An oil strike or a gold discovery made headlines, and people welcomed new businesses, new railways, and new inventions. Science and engineering were revered, and the wealth delivered by these human achievements enabled the builders and their children to live more rewarding lives, with more leisure, more time for culture and crusades, and greater interest in taking better...
  • Club for Growth Backs New Hampshire House Candidate

    06/29/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed state Rep. Marilinda Garcia in the GOP primary in New Hampshire’s 2nd District. Garcia faces former state Sen. Gary Lambert on Sept. 9, and the winner will challenge Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in November.
  • Why One Walmart in North Dakota Is Paying $17.40 an Hour [Hint: It ISN'T Obama]

    06/11/2014 6:05:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/11/14
    A Walmart store in Williston, N.D., is offering to pay entry-level workers as much as $17.40 per hour—nearly 2˝ times the federal minimum wage—in an effort to compete in one of America’s most dynamic labor markets.
  • 5th District hopeful Tom Horne challenges Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

    05/23/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    A retired engineer and volunteer firefighter who joined the race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday said he’s unimpressed with the five-term incumbent and others in House Republican leadership on issues ranging from immigration to health care. Tom Horne, 65, of Nine Mile Falls, said he wants to replace the Affordable Care Act with a better system but questions House Republicans’ multiple votes to repeal it, only to have the bills die in the Senate.
  • And Now, It's The Warm Weather's Fault

    05/10/2014 6:21:27 AM PDT · by SteelToe · 5 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | May 9th, 2014
    By now everyone knows that a $17 trillion economy has no greater nemesis than snow... in the winter... which in the first quarter of 2014 managed to lob off some $50 billion in growth from the world's largest economy, and instead of allowing the US to expand at its priced to ultraperfection 3.0% rate, resulted in a screeching halt in growth. But did you know that the one thing that the economy of the centrally-planned world can't stand more than cold is... heat. That is what Italians found out today when they read daily publication Ansa which "explained" that March...
  • Q1 GDP Cut To -0.6% At Goldman, -0.8% At JPMorgan

    05/06/2014 4:15:47 PM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/06/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Also, keep in mind that as we explained before, Q1 GDP was boosted around 1% by the forced spending "benefit" of Obamacare: a GDP contribution that will no longer be there. Which means that either normalized Q1 GDP is approaching -2%, or Q2 GDP is about to be whacked by the same amount. Pick your poison. One thing is certain - anyone hoping that 2014 is the year in which the US economy finally achieved "escape velocity" will have to drink the humiliation under the table as they repeat the mantra of apologists everywhere: "snow.... snow.... snow...."
  • Humans Grew More Than 4 Inches In The Last 100 Years

    05/02/2014 3:41:15 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies
    BI - The Conversation UK ^ | 5-2-2014 | Tim Hatton, University of Essex, The Conversation
    Humans Grew More Than 4 Inches In The Last 100 Years The Conversation Tim Hatton, University of Essex, The Conversation May 2, 2014, 5:02 PM It is a commonplace for children to be taller than their parents, but four generations ago this wasn’t the case. A recent study of soldiers around the age of 20 who enlisted in the army during World War I revealed an average height of five feet six inches (168cm). Today the average for young men is five feet ten inches (178cm). A gain of four inches seems a lot. But it is not unique to...
  • New Research Indicates Islam Growing Faster Than Christianity

    05/02/2014 5:40:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | May 01, 2014 | Carrie Dedrick
    New research claims that the global numbers of Christians has remained stagnant, while Islam has skyrocketed as a worldwide religion reports Christianity Today. Dick Slikker of Christian mission consultancy group Project Care, assembled a report comparing numbers of Christians and Muslims from 1900 to 2010. According to Slikker’s report, Christianity has remained about the same, but Islam has almost doubled in members. The statistics of the report are as follows: •Christians made up 34.5 percent of the world’s population in 1900, but fell to 32.9 percent in 2010. •Muslims made up 12.3 percent of the world’s population in 1900, but...
  • Obama´s Economic Growth Gap Hits $1.5 Trillion

    05/01/2014 6:26:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/30/2014 | IBD Staff
    Slowdown: So much for those forecasts that 2014 would be a solid growth year. The meager 0.1% gain in the first quarter extends President Obama's miserable track record and puts his "recovery" $1.5 trillion below average. You'd think economists would have learned by now to stop making glowing forecasts about Obama's economy. Just months ago, they were "pretty upbeat," claiming "growth was accelerating," the economy was "ready to bust out" and 2014 could well be "the best year for the U.S. economy since the recession." Haven't these economists noticed that the only thing Obama's economic policies have produced with any...