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The 2017 Tax Cuts And Irish Jobs Act
America’s production of pharmaceuticals and medicines peaked in 2006, back before the global financial crisis.
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Might There Be A V-Shaped Economic Recovery After All?
The rate of decline for March to April was -14.4%. Apparently, retail sales are now only 8% below their peak in February.
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S&P PE Now Back Above Fair Value
After the recent market rebound the S&P 500 valuation has risen from below my estimated fair value to just over the top of the fair value band.
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The 2.5 Million Employment Gain In Perspective
Why you shouldn't be impressed.
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Meanwhile, As Minneapolis Burns
So now we are all focused on the recent horrific murder in Minneapolis and now the subsequent events that are happening in many parts of the nation, with Minneapolis the epicenter. This is serious, and I have an idea how it will end.
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Bond Yields And Monetary Velocity
If we are at a long term secular bottom in yields I would expect to see monetary velocity start to rise. But it has not happened yet.
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US Library Of Congress Selects Angry Bear To Archive
The United States Library of Congress will be archiving and collecting material from Angry Bear.
Amazon Defeated In New York (Updated)
In the biggest ever defeat for a subsidized project in history, Amazon announce dFebruary 14th that it was canceling its planned half of HQ2 for New York City, which was to receive subsidies worth at least $3.133 billion.
Real Retail Sales Very Positive; Industrial Production Decent
Real retail sales for November, together with the revisions for October, were very positive. As of November both real retail sales and real retail sales per capita set new records.

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Presimetrics
Angry Bear
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
08/18/2010
The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how the presidents and their administrations are performing, but this analysis always skews along party lines. In Presimetrics, Kimel and Kanell take a fresh look at modern politics by gathering data from numerous government sources in order to compare and rank presidential performance on critical issues, from employment and health care to taxes and family values. The results frequently defy expectations. The lively text clearly explains how various policies of each administration affect the data, and fascinating information graphics lend even greater depth to the discussion, showing at a glance how multiple administrations stack up.