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  • Attack on Saudi oil facility came from direction of Iran, not Yemen: U.S. official

    09/15/2019 1:56:40 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 70 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/15/2019 | Rania El Gamal, Parisa Hafezi
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on Saturday that has threatened global oil supplies came from the direction of Iran, and cruise missiles may have been used, according to a senior U.S. official.
  • 1994 Strike 25 Yrs Later: Declining MLB Attendance Leads to Shrinking Stadiums

    08/20/2019 12:24:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    As a result, new stadiums are shrinking. In a piece for USA Today, sports writer Gabe Lacques noted the falling attendance of several MLB teams.
  • Policy Tip Sheet: Gas Taxes are not the Long-Term Solution to Funding Transportation

    07/14/2019 12:23:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | July 11, 2019 | Matthew Glans
    In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines gasoline taxes, how they have become less effective over time, and why states can no longer rely on them to fund state transportation projects. Problem Gasoline taxes are an unreliable funding source for state transportation projects, road construction, and maintenance due to declining gasoline prices and more fuel-efficient vehicles. In 2015, Daniel Vock, writing for Governing, analyzed state gas tax data reported to the U.S. Census Bureau and found two-thirds of state fuel taxes failed to keep up with inflation. Moreover, gasoline taxes are regressive and produce widespread economic consequences. Increasing fuel...
  • Trump signs executive order calling for upfront disclosure of hospital costs

    06/24/2019 1:47:37 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 75 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | June 24,, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump on Monday signed an executive order demanding the upfront disclosure by hospitals of the actual prices for common tests and procedures. Trump's order also requires that patients be told ahead of time what their out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copays will be for many procedures. “This landmark initiative continues our work to put American patients first,” Trump said at the White House. “We are fundamentally changing the nature of the health care marketplace.”
  • Gas prices continue to rise in L.A. County, surpassing $4 per gallon

    04/15/2019 10:12:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2019 | Mary Stringini
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.3 cents Sunday to $4.065 -- its highest amount since July 31, 2015. The average price has risen 35 consecutive days, increasing 70.6 cents, including 2.7 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 19.9 cents more than one week ago, 69.6 cents higher than one month ago and 46.6 cents greater than one year ago. The Orange County average price rose 1 cent to $4.032, one day after rising 2.5 cents to surpass the $4-a-gallon mark for the first time since...
  • Hospital prices are going public soon

    12/27/2018 7:21:03 AM PST · by buckalfa · 76 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | December 26, 2018 | Caslee Sims
    Many Americans have left the hospital concerned or surprised at how much or little they've spent for a service there. Well, thanks to a federal law, there will soon be more transparency on how much you'll be spending after your hospital visit. Starting on January 1, 2019, a federal law will require hospitals to post a master list online for how much the facility charges for a service. Often times, little to no price transparency can make it difficult for consumers to price compare. Other times the final bill is almost never the same as the "sticker price" due to...
  • Vanity - Trump "brilliance" nudges Saudi's, Russians, Chinese, Iranians to lower oil prices.

    11/21/2018 5:53:36 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    On FBN (Maria Bartiromo Morning Show), the business panel outlined the clever moves made by POTUS, Donald J. Trump to push the Saudi's to lower oil prices as punishment for their "murder incident in Turkey". As a result of this artful move, Trump forced the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians to follow suit...and low and behold the American nation now has much lower (10-20 dollars a barrel lower) oil prices for the "Holiday Season"!!! Shucks it's like another healthy tax cut for the American taxpayer during the Holiday Season!!! Of course the "Fake News Media" has nary a clue and...
  • Trump announces plan to lower "unfair" prescription drug prices

    10/25/2018 8:32:19 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2018, 2:09 PM | CBS/AP
    President Trump announced on Thursday that he's introducing an effort to make some prescription drug prices fairer and more comparable to what they are in other countries.
  • How the Pink Tax Affects Female Runners

    08/07/2018 8:19:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kiera Carter
    You know how good a cool shower feels when you come home from a long, sweaty run? Well that shampoo and body wash you love so much could be costing you more if you’re using products marketed towards women—a price discrimination commonly referred to as the “pink tax.” Research confirms this is a real thing. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) compared the cost of various products sold throughout New York City and found a stark difference between the cost of products marketed to men and those marketed to women. And a 2010 Consumer Reports study found...
  • New Trump administration rule will require hospitals post prices online

    08/07/2018 2:21:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/18 | Jessie Hellman
    Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration. While hospitals are already required to make this information public on request, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said the new rule would require the info be posted online to "encourage price transparency" and improve "public accessibility." Starting Jan. 1, hospitals will be required to update the information annually. The CMS said it is also considering how to "allow consumers to more easily access relevant healthcare data and compare providers." Increasing price transparency has been a...
  • Inflation Is Here, Get Used To It

    04/25/2018 9:44:57 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    I stopped to grab a burger in Marin County today and was kind of shocked to see the following posted on the front door. That is a pretty steep starting wage for nonskilled labor, and $5.00 more than the California minimum wage. In-N-Out does pay their employees well. The private burger chain pays store managers an average yearly salary of more than $160,000 with no college degree or previous management experience required. Facebook engineers soon to be flipping burgers. Nonbinding It is clear the minimum wage in California is nonbinding — that is irrelevant — and all the bluster about...
  • Trump's revenge: US crude oil floods European markets in blow to OPEC and Russia

    04/24/2018 7:42:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    UK Express Finance News ^ | 4-24-18 | Darius McQuaid
    THE United States is flooding the European markets with record amounts crude oil as US producers seize on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to cut output resulting in soaring oil prices. US crude oil is seen as the cheaper option as the OPEC and Russia pact begins to bite after agreeing jointly to oil output jointly by 1.8million barrels per day (bpd) help rebalance the market and to help elevate the benchmark Brent prices. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging US output, are making it harder to...
  • anti Islam protests grow in Iran - more cities join " We are Aryans , we dont worship a Arab...

    12/31/2017 7:02:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 99 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Dec-30-2017
    anti Islam protests grow in Iran - more cities join " We are Aryans , we dont worship a Arab (mohammad)" "Aryai hastim, arab nemiparastim" for the 3rd day iranians all over iran are protesting against the ruling Clerics (islam), after yesterday even the youth of irans "Most religious city" " Irans vatican " Qom joined the protests more and more cities are joining. The youth of Iran is sick of Islam and want go back to their roots ( pure iranian culture - Zoroastrianisim-Aryan identity) Today the most popular slogan was "Aryai hastim , arab nemiparastim " translation "...
  • Enemies of Society Report "Price Gougers" to Authorities [PODCAST]

    08/30/2017 8:28:35 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    The Tom Woods Letter ^ | August 30, 2017 | Tom Woods
    I've often said that being an economist must be one of the most frustrating professions. You spend your life fighting against economic fallacies, and as you're lying in the hospital about to expire, the reporter on TV talks about all the jobs some natural disaster is going to create. These days, the most dangerous economic error is the condemnation of "price gouging." Even in my own Facebook feed I found people up in arms about high prices in the wake of an emergency. Evidently many hundreds of complaints about the practice have been filed with the Houston authorities, with more...
  • Harvey Price Gouging

    08/29/2017 7:40:46 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 73 replies
    Vanity | August 29, 2017 | self
    What should be the reaction to price gouging for Harvey? I believe in the law of supply and demand, the more the need the higher the price. That being said, what I don't condone is those that create shortages by burying up the local stocks and then gouging the prices. But I do condone person X transporting needed supplies into affected area, and getting what he can for those supplies. In fact, I would encourage that. Have the monetary incentive to get the supplies to the area, do not expect Walmart to disrupt their profit margin by changing distribution methodology...
  • After dismal 2016, shale gas drillers begin to turn a corner

    07/04/2017 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2017 11:21 AM EDT | Michael Rubinkam
    Pennsylvania’s drilling industry is showing signs of life. Natural gas producers drilled more than twice as many shale wells in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year. About 20 additional drilling rigs are exploring for natural gas and fracking crews are suddenly in short supply. One big reason is that natural gas prices have recovered from 20-year lows, nearly doubling since last year. …
  • Goldman Sachs: Oil Crash Unlikely To Continue

    06/26/2017 12:32:20 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-06-2017 | Ka-Boom
    The current selloff in energy stocks is but an opportunity for buyers, according to a Thursday note from Goldman Sachs’ European energy team, who added that current prices are likely unsustainable in the long run. “We…see the sell off as an attractive buying opportunity in our favored stocks, including Total and Lundin, whilst we have also started to see investor interest in higher beta stocks that have sold off such as Tullow,” said Goldman.
  • Should the United States Abandon the Federal Reserve System?

    03/09/2017 8:07:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Economics Wire ^ | March 9, 2017 | Viliyana Filipova / Mr. Conrad
    The Federal Reserve gives us the freedom to buy things now that we would otherwise have to wait for.In looking at the Federal Reserve, it is important to note that this is a money system, not just a group of people sitting in a conference room controlling everything having to do with the US dollar. The Fed is a system just like the government of the US is a system. What that means is that no one controls it, and that it is much bigger than any one person or group of people could ever control. They can guide it,...
  • New England electricity prices 47% higher last month than national average

    03/06/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Mass Live ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jim Kinney
    Households in New England paid electricity prices last month that were 47 percent higher than the national average.. Consumer energy information released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for its Boston region showed the area's households paid an average of 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity, compared to the national average of 13.3 cents. The region includes Hampden and Worcester counties as well as Greater Boston and parts of New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine. The figures came out one day after energy utility Eversource proposed a 10 percent increase in its electricity distribution rates beginning early next year. The...
  • Prices Are Skyrocketing, But Only For Things You Actually Need

    10/30/2016 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 35 replies
    Visual Capitalist ^ | October 28, 2016 | Jeff Desjardins
    The way that economic data is presented, we often think of inflation as a singular number representing a general increase in prices. *snip* The good news is that the price of technology is generally getting cheaper. Software, TVs, wireless, and new cars have all come down in price relative to the CPI. Clothing, toys, and furniture are also way more affordable than they were 20 years ago. The bad news? Most of the above items are not the ones that really matter to most of us. The things we actually need to live healthy and fruitful lives – education, food,...