Thursday, April 19, 2012

Morning Journal - Elmo explains the national debt


Economics
This Week’s Data


Weekly jobless claims rose 6,000 versus expectations of a 10,000 decline.
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2012/04/weekly-initial-unemployment-claims-at.html

Other

Fed policy again looks to be a day late (short):
http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2012/04/understanding-risks-of-fed-policy.html

Politics
Domestic


The GSA is guilty of more than just throwing a party at taxpayer expense (medium):
http://michellemalkin.com/2012/04/18/the-real-gsa-scandal-job-killing-big-labor-payoffs/

How crony capitalism develops (medium):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-crony-capitalism-and-expansive-central-state

Elmo explains the national debt (short):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/keynes-muppets-elmo-explains-national-debt

News on Stocks in Our Portfolios

More earnings reports:

Reported Expected

Qualcomm $1.01 $.96
Phillip Morris Int’l 1.25 1.20

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