This Week’s Data
Weekly jobless claims fell 4,000 versus expectations of a 2,000 increase.
The US June trade deficit came in at $42.9 billion versus estimates of $47.5 billion.
Ken Rogoff (of Reinhart and Rogoff) on low interest rates (medium):
A response to the call for QEIII (medium):
Job openings continue to increase (short):
Seven tricks your mind plays on you (medium):
Used vehicle price index not looking good (short):
The problem with subsidies (short):
More on your government at work (medium):
A look at how the US financial crisis was (wasn’t) handled. This article gets into the weeds but clearly demonstrates the Washington/Wall Street connection (medium/long):
China investing heavily in Africa (medium):
News on Stocks in Our Portfolios
More quarterly earnings per share reports:
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Tom Horton .69 .69
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