Is it a crash yet? Two articles speculate

Is it a crash yet? Two articles speculate

By Daily Bell Staff Thirty years of stock market crashes – and the signs they were coming. Is another stock market crash around the corner? … As the stock market struggles to recover from “Black Monday” in August, many investors are wondering how long it will be before the market regains the levels seen before […]

How Dodd-Frank is killling community banks

How Dodd-Frank is killling community banks

From ProRev Alternet – At over 2,300 pages, the Dodd Frank Act is the longest and most complicated bill ever passed by the US legislature. It was supposed to end “too big to fail” and “bailouts,” and to “promote financial stability.” But Dodd-Frank’s “orderly liquidation authority” has replaced bailouts with bail-ins, meaning that in the […]

Obama presidency to end with $20 trillion national debt

Obama presidency to end with $20 trillion national debt

When President Obama signs into law the new two-year budget deal Monday, his action will bring into sharper focus a part of his legacy that he doesn’t like to talk about: He is the $20 trillion man. Mr. Obama’s spending agreement with Congress will suspend the nation’s debt limit and allow the Treasury to borrow […]

The new Apple TV has some serious flaws

The new Apple TV has some serious flaws

The fourth-generation Apple TV launched on Friday, complete with promises to set the world on fire with a range of TV apps and games. The company’s rumored streaming service is missing in action, and the system depends on the same cable authentication system as its predecessors to get a lot of the content on offer. […]

New e-cig tax burns Alaskans

New e-cig tax burns Alaskans

By Elizabeth BeShears / Heartland Institute Lawmakers in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough, about 35 miles north of Anchorage, enacted an ordinance adding an excise tax of 55 percent to the price of wholesale e-cigarette purchases. Revenue from the new tax hike will be diverted to the borough government’s general fund, instead of being directed to health […]

Military service members, families uncertain about their future: survey

Military service members, families uncertain about their future: survey

Most service members joined the military at least in part because of the promised financial security. But they are becoming increasingly uncertain that these promises will pan out and such doubts are reducing willingness to stay in the military, according to an annual survey by Blue Star Families. For the second year in a row, […]

Forget sitting or standing! Take a load off with this new reclining workstation

Forget sitting or standing! Take a load off with this new reclining workstation

Lola Gayle, STEAMRegister.com Many studies have already cautioned against the health repercussions of prolonged sitting. Standing desks and treadmill workstations do their best to remedy this, but what about a desk that will actually let you recline? That can’t be bad for you, can it? https://youtu.be/eHdShyF9x7U According to Wired reporter Molly McHugh, “While the standing […]

The better safe haven: Oil, Gold or Dollars?

The better safe haven: Oil, Gold or Dollars?

From The Daily Bell Oil is a better bet than Treasuries as the Federal Reserve contemplates raising interest rates, according to Park Sungjin, an investor in Seoul … U.S. interest rates may head higher in the coming months, said Park, the head of investment management at Meritz Securities Co., which has $7 billion in assets. […]

Redistribution doesn’t work

Redistribution doesn’t work

From NCPA Recent trends in economic mobility in the U.S. are a problem. One policy option receiving attention, is increasing income taxes on top earners, and in turn giving those funds to those on the bottom. It sounds like simple math, and has an allure for many politicians and American families alike, but new research […]

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