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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Kelly, Jul 29, 2013.
Biden says he's 'tired of trickle-down' economics but his party is showering private equity firms with big Trump-era tax breaks in numerous states
Ding ding ding ding!
We could wipe out student debt for a fraction of those forever wars. If only we could find a way to declare a war on student debt... then I am sure they could find a way to fight it.
Weekly unemployment claims hit a 52-year low - CNN
Wall Street Journal - Booming U.S. Economy Ripples World-Wide
Surging American demand draws investment from overseas with supply chains working to keep pace and driving up prices
Weekly U.S. Regular All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices (Dollars per Gallon)
EIA lists about a 12 cent reduction in the past month and a half for the national average.
NY Times - Why Christmas Gifts Are Arriving on Time This Year
Fears that a disrupted supply chain could wreak havoc on the logistics industry over the holiday turned out to be wrong as many Americans ordered early and shopped in stores.
Reuters - Christmas supply-chain crisis has been averted, Biden and FedEx CEO declare
NY Times - As Prices Rise, Biden Turns to Antitrust Enforcers
A wide-ranging presidential order helped block a railroad merger and tackle supply-chain problems, and it is planting the seeds for bigger actions.
CNBC - Private job growth totals 807,000 in December, more than doubling expectations, ADP says
At this point with the government numbers wrong and underestimated every month whereby they are revised later you have to assume incompetence or sabotage in the chain from the states to the feds.
The Washington Post - US economy grew 5.7% in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession
Yahoo! News - Q4 GDP: US economy expanded at 6.9% annualized rate, topping expectations
MarketWatch - U.S. gains 467,000 jobs in January and hiring was much stronger at end of 2021 despite omicron
Unemployment rate rises to 4% and wages rise sharply again
“Hourly wages shot up 23 cents, or 0.7%, to $31.63 in January. Over the past year wages have jumped 5.7% — the biggest increase in decades.”
“Instead, companies apparently ramped up hiring. Employ gains in December and November were also much stronger than initially reported, newly revised data show.“
November: 647,000 jobs added
December: 510,000 jobs added