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  • Todd Spencer: Highway system deserves gas tax revenue

    01/27/2019 11:14:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | January 25, 2019 | Todd Spencer
    More than 60 years ago, the interstate highway system was envisioned to connect the country from coast to coast. Initially, a modest 3-cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline and diesel fuel was established and wholly dedicated to the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. The vision became reality and exceeded expectations, connecting communities, making travel easier, and improving the flow of commerce. A short time later, the gasoline and diesel tax was increased to 4 cents per gallon—where it stayed until 1983, when it was doubled. Unfortunately, this also marked the point in which highway taxes began to be diverted to...
  • Centre approves 83,000-km highway projects worth Rs 7-lakh crore ($108 billion)

    10/26/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Moushumi Das Gupta
    In a fillip to India’s highway development programme, the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved a plan to build thousands of kilometres of roads and highways over the next five years at a cost of about Rs 7 lakh crore, a spending push that could help generate jobs and lift the economy. Announcing the Cabinet decision, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley called this public expenditure on infrastructure projects as “unprecedented” and “something which has not happened in the country till date.” The plan involves constructing 83,677 km of roads, highways, green-field expressways and bridges in...
  • Gold's Permanent Breakout

    04/29/2014 8:25:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    You don't have to be on crack to believe the dollar isn't spiraling toward worthlessness but it would probably help if embracing that delusion were to be your goal. (Video-selfie)
  • 5 Charts That Show That Suddenly Something Is Going Wrong With The Consumer

    11/28/2011 4:55:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/11 | Joe Weisenthal
    Today the NY Fed released its quarterly report on consumer credit, and in it is a wealth of charts on the nature of consumer debt. The charts did contain a red flag: For the first time since the recovery began, there were clear signs that in Q3, consumers started falling behind on paying their debts following several quarter of improvement. It's not across all categories, and it's not necessarily even dramatic in some cases, but it is notable for the reversal in the pattern.
  • TALK OF QE3 SAVES THE DOW FROM HISTORIC LOSING STREAK

    08/03/2011 2:06:51 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-3-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    TALK OF QE3 SAVES THE DOW FROM HISTORIC LOSING STREAK: Here's What You Need To Know Joe Weisenthal Aug. 3, 2011, 4:00 PM But first, the scoreboard: Dow: +38.22 NASDAQ: +26.00 S&P 500: +7.05 And now, the top stories: * With the debt deal over, the focus turns (finally!) to the ongoing crisis in Europe, and the worsening economy in the US. In Europe, there wasn't much new in terms of developments. The main thing that gave markets a bit of an early lift was an emergency rate cut by the Swiss National Bank in the hopes of stemming the...
  • BNY Mellon imposes fee on rapidly growing deposits

    08/04/2011 6:23:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    reuters ^ | Emily Flitter and Dan Wilchins
    (Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp told some of its biggest depositors this week it does not want their money. BNY Mellon said it is charging a fee to big corporate and asset management clients that deposit more money than average, because it has been overwhelmed by deposits. Global economic turmoil -- including the Greek debt crisis and the U.S. debt ceiling debate -- has driven BNY Mellon's large clients to sell riskier assets and move the proceeds to deposit accounts. The flood of cash is likely to raise BNY Mellon's U.S. deposit insurance fees and could weaken...
  • Debt crisis: Global markets plunge as eurozone contagion speads

    08/04/2011 6:30:42 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/4/2011 | James Hall, and Richard Blackden
    Eurozone countries are failing to stop the “contagion” of the debt crisis, the President of the European Commission warned yesterday. ~snip~ In other developments: * The City watchdog asked British banks to reveal how much exposure they had to other European member states, including Belgium * Trading in the shares of Lloyds and Barclays had to be suspended because their values fell so much * BNY Mellon, one of the largest banks in America, said it would start charging some customers to deposit money as investors hoarded cash * Switzerland and Japan were forced to cut interest rates to dampen...
  • End of an Era: Death of the U.S. Pickup Truck

    06/12/2011 8:22:40 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 176 replies · 1+ views
    The Street ^ | 06/10/11 | Frank Byrt
    After a great ride, the days of big pickup trucks driving sales and profits for U.S. car companies is over for good, a victim of rising fuel costs, a troubled economy and changing consumer tastes. About half of the pickup market -- the buyer who didn't need a pickup for his work -- evaporated over the past decade. That same buyer isn't likely to return as he has in the past, industry experts say. The big pickup, an American icon, has been down-and-out many times before but has always managed to stage a comeback whenever times were good. That cheered...
  • Chance of Another Round of Easing by Year-End: Roubini

    06/12/2011 2:07:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/11/11 | Li Anne Wong
    Chance of Another Round of Easing by Year-End: Roubini Published: Saturday, 11 Jun 2011 | 6:09 AM ET By: Li Anne Wong CNBC.com There is a chance the U.S. Federal Reserve could unleash another round of quantitative easing by the end of the year, according to renowned economist Nouriel Roubini. In an interview with CNBC on Saturday, the head of Roubini Global Economics said the probability of QE3 will become “significantly higher” if U.S. economic weakness persists and the stock markets correct 10 percent or more. “Especially because we cannot do another round of fiscal stimulus, the pressure is going...
  • Oil Futures Fake Out

    06/10/2011 1:45:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/10/11 | Phil of Phil's Stock World
    The CROOKS (allegedly, just indictments so far) at the NYMEX are running a scam and they have NO INTENTION WHATSOEVER of accepting delivery of even 1/10th of the 367M barrels they had as open contracts last week. In fact, Wednesday (June 8) they traded their contracts 454,043 times - isn't that amazing? It's a 123% daily churn rate! Of course, it's easy to churn 454M barrels of crude because the only sucker that ends up paying for all those fees is YOU, the end consumer of crude. All those fees are passed on to you as part of the price...
  • Triple price of gas to save planet, climate expert argues

    06/09/2011 4:25:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies · 1+ views
    postmedianews ^ | June 8, 2011 | Margaret Munro
    VANCOUVER — Canadians may abhor the rising price of gasoline, but Thomas Stocker suggests the planet might be better off if it soared to "three to four" times its current level. "This is scandalous, I know," said Stocker, adding sky-high gasoline could help slow the climate change which world leaders have declared one of the greatest challenges of our time.
  • Our Economic Future: From Best to Worst Case (Doug Casey)

    06/09/2011 7:01:26 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 6-9-2011 | Doug Casey
    Our Economic Future: From Best to Worst Case (Doug Casey) by: Doug Casey June 9, 2011 There is a great deal of uncertainty among investors about what the future of the U.S. economy may look like – so I decided to take a stab at what’s likely to happen over the next 20 years. That's enough time for a child to grow up and mature, and it's long enough for major trends to develop and make themselves felt. I’ll confine myself to areas that are, as the benighted Rumsfeld might have observed, “known unknowns.” I don’t want to deal with...
  • Obama’s Second Four Year Plan

    06/09/2011 11:13:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-09-11 | Skookum
    People have more faith in dynamic economies that are entrepreneurial in nature and business friendly: this type of environment promotes economic growth and expansion. Thus such a business focused country appears healthy to the rest of the world or more importantly to those who invest in currencies. Socialist countries have never inspired international investment because of a record of dismal performances in the past. Previously, despite weak and ineffectual leadership from some of our presidents and legislatures, the US has been considered the most dynamic economy in the world, since WW I. The Obamanation has intentionally destroyed that image....
  • The Coming Crash of 2013

    06/09/2011 9:03:03 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/8/11 | Peter Ferrara
    On Inauguration Day, 2009, President Obama seemed so politically blessed by the timing of developing economic trends. I expected that based on American economic history, recovery from the recession should have occurred some time during 2009. Even the longest previous recession since the Great Depression would have resulted in a recovery in summer 2009, as the recession began in December 2007. Moreover, prior American history had shown that the deeper the recession the stronger the recovery. So I was expecting President Obama to pass his economic recovery plan, as foolhardy and ineffective as I believed it would be, and then...
  • Out Of Nowhere, The NFIB Just Sent Out This Warning: "Job Creation On Main Street Has Collapsed"

    06/03/2011 5:15:01 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 1+ views
    TBI ^ | 6-3-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Out Of Nowhere, The NFIB Just Sent Out This Warning: "Job Creation On Main Street Has Collapsed" Joe Weisenthal Jun. 3, 2011, 7:42 AM Here's a pre-NFP shocker. The NFIB -- the small business organization that regularly measures the pulse of small business economic activity -- just sent out a warning on the jobs situation (via @edwardnh). It's awful. ---------------- WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2011 — Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on May job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, June...
  • U.S. Offers Foreign Aid to Countries Holding Billions in Treasury Securities

    06/03/2011 5:20:17 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | June 03, 2011
    The United States is providing hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign aid to countries that it borrows billions from, according to a report by Congress's research arm. The Congressional Research Service released a report last month, a copy of which Fox News exclusively obtained, showing that in fiscal year 2010, the latest year that data was available, the U.S. handed out a total of $1.4 billion to 16 foreign countries that held at least $10 billion in Treasury securities, including China ($27.2 million), Brazil ($25 million), Russia ($71.5 million), India ($126.6 million), Mexico ($316.7 million) and Egypt ($255.7 million)....
  • Unexpectedly! Tracking Economic Data’s Sharp Decline

    06/03/2011 10:39:27 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 8 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/3/2011 | Ed Carson
    Friday’s employment report, which showed nonfarm payrolls rose by just 54,000 in May, far below forecasts and the worst this year. The jobless rate, unexpectedly, edged up to 9.1%, the second straight monthly gain and the highest this year. The jobs report caps a long and disturbing pattern over the past couple of weeks: Economic data are showing slower growth or outright declines, and it’s nearly all weaker than expected.
  • Unemployment rate much worse than 9.1% (Arguably, 11.5%)

    06/03/2011 10:39:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/3/2011 | Steve McCann
    Just how dire is the unemployment situation?  The May employment situation has just been released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics  showing an unemployment rate of 9.1%.  But what are the actual statistics that reveal the true depth of employment misery? In the month of May the BLS claimed that 139.8 million people were employed out of a civilian noninstitutional population [those who live in the US, older than 16 and not in an institution or active military] of 239.3 million or an effective rate of 58.4%.  The civilian labor force which takes into account those the BLS consider employed...
  • Moody's sounds alarm over U.S. debt limit and deficits (On the heels of S&P outlook downgrade)

    06/03/2011 7:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/03/2011 | By Daniel Bases and Donna Smith
    Ratings agency Moody's warned on Thursday it would consider cutting the United States' coveted top-notch credit rating if the White House and Congress do not make progress by mid-July in talks to raise the debt limit. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, seeking to convince Congress to increase his borrowing authority and prevent a government default, went to Capitol Hill to press his case in a 45-minute meeting with first-term lawmakers. "I am confident that two things are going to happen this summer," Geithner told reporters after the meeting. "One is that we are going to avoid a default crisis and we...
  • Moody's warns on US failure to increase debt limit

    06/02/2011 7:33:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 June 2011
    The treasury department has taken steps to avoid further borrowing pending the debt limit increase Moody's has warned it may downgrade the US debt rating if Congress fails to increase the US debt limit in the coming weeks and risks default. The agency warned of political "entrenchment" preventing an increase. Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill to raise the debt limit, demanding Democrats first agree to spending cuts. The US risks default if Congress does not authorise more borrowing by August. A downgrade would increase borrowing costs, slowing the economic recovery. The US runs a $1.5tr (£916.8bn) deficit and is...