Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Hiding Economic Misery and Distracting the Masses with Entertainment

February 1st, 2015

GladiatorGuy Christopher:  I know it’s easy to brush off those constantly mounting reports and stories of decay, destruction, and despair. I sometimes find myself ignoring as much bad news as possible, just to keep my sanity.

Then I realize that heaping one atrocity after another onto my growing pile of information-overload is purposely designed to wear me out, so that I’ll ignore new attacks on my Constitution and new betrayals from those I elected to office. Read more…

Consumer, Economy, Entertainment, Government

Oil Wars: Teetering On The Edge Of Economic Disaster

January 29th, 2015

Oil WarMac Salvo:  With the price of oil hovering around $44 and U.S. oil inventories at record highs the general consensus is that the economy will soon see a boost in consumer spending as Americans will take their gas savings and spend it at retail stores.

But there’s a lot more going on with oil on a geo-political scale than can be pumped into a 30-second propaganda soundbite from financial pundits and talking heads. While lower prices may seem Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Economy, Government, Today's Top News

Pappa John’s Pizza Delivery Driver Shoots Would Be Thief In The Face

January 24th, 2015

PizzaAdan Salazar:  A Papa John’s pizza franchise outside of Atlanta made headlines last week when one of their delivery drivers used a gun to turn the tables on some thieves, but the real story was whether or not the driver would be allowed to keep her job.
Last Saturday, a 27-year-old female driver arrived at a Read more…

Economy, News Of The Weird

Are You A Financial News Junkie?

December 29th, 2014

NewsJeff D. Opdyke:  In the final analysis, it’s the wise investor who looks upon financial news and information as folly. But before I show, cast your memory back to May 13, 2012…

The euro zone on that date was still in the throes of its debt-induced crisis. Just about every financial newspaper, newsletter, TV business channel, commentator and economist in the U.S. was talking about the pending end to the Read more…

Banking, Economy, Europe, World News

Junior Miners Could Have A Big Rally In January After Tax Loss Selling

December 27th, 2014

commoditiesJeb Handwerger:  The Holiday Season is here and a volatile 2014 is coming to a close. Be prepared to pick up quality situations during tax loss selling season and benefit off of a powerful January Effect rally.

Recently we heard the comments from Fed Chairwoman Yellen which appeared to be dovish. Read more…

Crude Oil, Gold, Investing, Mining, Precious Metals, Silver, Stocks

Investors Will Be Watching Closely For Any Surprises From The Federal Reserve This Week

December 15th, 2014

Federal Reserve buildingClint Siegner:  The Federal Open Market Committee meets again this week, and investors will be watching the announcement that follows closely. The consensus remains for the Fed to begin raising rates mid next year. Many expect Fed officials to provide more specific guidance. Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Economy, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

What $2.00 A Gallon Of Gas Could Mean For Our Economy

December 13th, 2014

Oil BarrelMichael Snyder:  Are much lower oil prices good news for the U.S. economy?  Only if you like collapsing capital expenditures, rising unemployment and a potential financial implosion on Wall Street.  Yes, lower gasoline prices are good news for the middle class.  I certainly would rather pay two dollars for a gallon of gas than four dollars.  But in order to have money to fill up your Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Today's Top News

Economy Post-‘Jobs’ Report; Real or Memorex?

December 9th, 2014

Federal Reserve buildingGary Tanashian:  Now it gets interesting because early in the bailout process the Fed talked about achieving certain employment milestones before hiking interest rates.  Here we are at the 10th consecutive month with 200,000+ job gains (321,000 in November) and the jobless rate down to 5.8% and still there is a question on when or whether ZIRP will be withdrawn? Read more…

Banking, Economy, Today's Top News

Government Wasn’t the Problem

September 10th, 2014

arra-signHarlan Green: If the latest unemployment report tells us anything, it is that government isn’t the problem that has caused the weak U.S. recovery, but a private sector that is focused solely on maximizing profits for their investors and CEOs, rather than creating more jobs. Read more…

Economy, Financials, Government

9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

April 11th, 2014

jobs economy 600X300According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year.  When you break that down, that means that most Read more…

Economy, Government

Why Are So Many People Renouncing American Citizenship?

February 10th, 2014

america united statesThe number of Americans that renounced their citizenship was 221 percent higher in 2013 than it was in 2012.  That is a staggering figure, and it is symptomatic of a larger trend.  In recent years, a lot of really good people with very deep roots in this country Read more…

Economy, Government, World News

24 Facts About The City Of Detroit That Will Shock You

February 4th, 2013

detroit cityMichael Snyder: If you want to know what the future of America is going to be like, just look at the city of Detroit.  Once upon a time it was a symbol of everything that America was doing right, but today it has been transformed into a rotting, decaying, post-apocalyptic hellhole.  Read more…


Worst Since World War II: 50% Unemployment: Over 6 Million Teens and Young Adults Are Out of Work

December 4th, 2012

Mac Slavo: Amid a worsening fiscal crisis, a crumbling economy, and the destruction of over 40% of America’s wealth in just the last few years, it should be quite clear that this is no ordinary recession. In fact, with progressively dwindling job opportunities Read more…

Economy, Government

Economy: Hostess Adds To The Massive Tsunami of Post-Election Layoffs

November 18th, 2012

Michael Snyder: Can you hear that sound?  It is the sound of the air being let out of the economy.  Since the election, there has been a massive tsunami of layoffs and business failures.  Read more…

Economy, Government, Markets

Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Both Favor A One World Economic System That Kills American Jobs

October 21st, 2012

Either way this election turns out, American jobs are going to continue to get slaughtered by the millions.  During this campaign, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have both attempted to portray Read more…

Economy, Government, World News

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