Category Archives: economics

More good news for the economy

Politico sent this news alert at 8:39 a.m. EDT: The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest since December 2000. The economy also added 164,000 jobs , the Labor Department reported Friday, up from 135,000 in … Continue reading

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U.S. economy keeps humming along

The New York Times sent this breaking news alert at 8:51 a.m. EDT: During the first three months of 2018, the economy was whacked around like a pinball. The stock market took investors on a giddy ride. President Trump imposed … Continue reading

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Am I alone in not feeling sorry for all the unemployed baseball free agents?

Plenty of Major League Baseball players and their agents insist I should worry because billions of dollars in new contracts haven’t been issued during the off season. Collusion was the cry just a few weeks ago. Collusion is an insidious … Continue reading

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That Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang you will stare at tonight will be used four times. It will then be torn down.

You read that correctly: The Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang will be used four times and then torn down. Quartz explains that which from a financial standpoint smacks of stupidity. The stadium, costing 116 billion won ($109 million), will be used … Continue reading

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Sound the alarm: This government agency says it needs $0 over the next three months

The New Yorker reports that one government agency leader says he needs no money over the next three months to keep the doors open and the lights on. This is not something to celebrate, my friends. In January, Mulvaney submitted … Continue reading

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Baseball fans, if you listen closely, you can hear it. The “c” word is back.

As Yahoo! Sports reports, Major League Baseball players are wondering if team owners are deliberately not trying to sign free agents. Diplomacy kept him from uttering that word, the most loaded in the baseball lexicon, one with a sordid history … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Senators owner, to Ottawa: Sure, the team could move.

ESPN reports that the owner of the Ottawa Senators is playing the ol’ “I’ll move the team” game with residents of that city. “If it becomes a disaster, yes. If you start not seeing crowds showing up, yes,” he said. … Continue reading

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