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Impact of Student Debt on Economy  $

Impact of Student Debt on Economy    $

The standard assertion has been that millennials are going to be forever disadvantaged due to the heavy debt burdens many incurred when attending college. The conclusion has been that taking…

Quick Fact Check: Household Income. $

One of the items that Donald Trump brought up in his acceptance speech on Thursday night was the drop in real household income. Looking at the data, one could argue…

GM Blows Away Expectations. $

Doubled profits, revenues up 11%, 9.3% adjusted profit margin, and 19 individual earnings or performance records set in Q2; that was an incredible quarter for the automaker. GM posted $2.9…

Expanded US Business Interest in the UK. $

There has been intense conversation over whether the Brexit is a good or bad thing for the UK and the world in general and the best that can be said…

Homebuilder Confidence “Wanes” – But Look at Why.

The National Association of Home Builders released its homebuilder confidence index and it dropped in July. That would seem a bit odd because the housing numbers don’t look too horrible…

Housing Starts Rebound in June.

It’s just a slight misnomer, but housing starts in the US rebounded in June.  When we got some slightly disappointing figures for housing earlier in the year, we mentioned at…

Tax on Financial Market Trades? $

Get ready to hear a lot more about placing a tax on financial transactions on Wall Street. There’s growing support among Democrats to impose what amounts to a .03% tax…

Stock Market Might Not be Watching This. $

We are seeing continuous highs in various stock exchanges in the US – bucking some of the trends we see in economic data (at least some of it).  So, it…

Why Wealth Taxes Usually Fail

Why Wealth Taxes Usually Fail

It has always seemed so simple in concept. Tax those who make the most money as they are able to pay it. There have been any number of attempts around…

What Did We Do When Gas Prices Fell? $

When the price of gas plummeted in 2014 it was estimated that the average person ended up with about $750 more in their pocket by the end of the year.…

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