Monthly Archives: June 2016

Stricter Gun Controls Now Inevitable

Financial FAQs You know the tide has turned against gun violence when even the American Medical Association calls it a public health menace at the finish of its annual convention. “CHICAGO – In the wake of the worst mass shooting … Continue reading

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Housing Leads Continuing Recovery

Popular Economics Weekly Harvard economist and GW Bush chief economic advisor Greg Mankiw’s recent New York Times Upshot column attempts to explain why US growth is so slow. “Here is the sad fact,” he says: “Over the last decade, the … Continue reading

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Builder Optimism Returning to Historical Levels

The Mortgage Corner After holding steady for the past four months, builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose two points in June to a level of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing … Continue reading

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Who Are the Homeowners?

The Mortgage Corner The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank just published a housing study entitled, “It’s Not Just Millennials Who Aren’t Buying Homes,” that breaks down homeownership by age and household status. And the results show that age and whether one … Continue reading

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Consumers are Happier!

Financial FAQs The consumer is happier, at least, due mostly to higher wages, even if overall economic growth is lagging. Consumer sentiments and retail sales are rebounding after a punk first quarter. Corporations don’t want to invest in new plants … Continue reading

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Please Protect US, Mr. President!

Popular Economics Weekly What has happened to our gun laws—especially the assault rifle ban that expired in 2004? Australians had the courage to pass tougher gun regulations—Australia’s Prime Minister in particular, at the time. It takes political courage, in other … Continue reading

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Trump Must Hate the Little Guy

Financial FAQs The Republican Party may rue the day they didn’t vet their presumptive candidate for President. The vetting can no longer just be about his overt and premeditated racism, or even his xenophobic wall building. His business practices are … Continue reading

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