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  • Save Companies From Drowning In Cash

    The current earnings season shows corporate America is awash in cash for which it has no good use. The country's wealth utilization mechanism is broken and needs to be fixed, despite the political stalemate. In recent years, the share of cash in the assets... Read More >>

    Greece’s Predicament In One Scary Chart

    If the new prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, hopes to make a deal with his country's creditors, time is of the essence. Judging from data on capital flows, Greece's change of political course is rapidly eroding confidence that it will stay in the... Read More >>

    Big Brother Is Watching You Run Errands

    This week's report that U.S. government surveillance efforts have reached our roads appears to be just the latest troubling expansion of post-Sept. 11 domestic spying. Like so many of the online surveillance techniques that have been revealed in recent years,... Read More >>

    Mitt Romney Announces He Is Not Running For President

    Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on... Read More >>

    Why Are Central Banks Terrified Of Debt Restructuring?

    Back in 2012, Mario Draghi promised to “do whatever it takes” to hold the Euro together. A lot of analysts interpreted this statement in a literal sense. However they are incorrect. Draghi is willing to… 1) Confiscate wealth by cutting... Read More >>

    “Everything Is Awesome” American Consumers Are The Happiest In 11 Years

    The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index tells us that Americans are the happiest (have the highest sentiment) since 2004... Are you feeling happy, punk? "everything is awesome" Click to read the full story Read More >>

    Thanks Obamacare: This Is What Americans Spent The Most Money On In Q4

    If readers need clarification on what was the primary source of spending-based "growth" for the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter, the same source that bumped up final Q3 GDP from 3.9 percent to 5.0 percent, please ping us: we will gladly explain the chart... Read More >>

    Crucial Employment Cost Index Growth Slows

    The Employment Cost Index (ECI) has become the new black on economic fashion circles and this morning's data will likely disappoint some. While meeting expectations with a 0.6% QoQ rise, this is slower than the 0.7% QoQ growth in Q3 and what is more... Read More >>

    John McCain Threatens Anti-Kissinger Protesters With Arrest, Calls Them “Low-Life Scum”

    Crazy John McCain is at it again. Nothing gets this guy more riled up than American plebs questioning status quo war criminals. I suspect much of this anger is rooted in his own legitimate fear about how history will remember his own legacy of remarkable... Read More >>

    Wealthy Living: Richest County In Each State

    In his recent State of the Union address, president Barack Obama asked, “will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the... Read More >>

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