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Starting the serious work to turn Oregon around: Guest opinion

By most measures, Oregon’s economy is on fire. Our job growth rate is one of the best in the nation, household incomes are up, unemployment is at record lows and tax revenues to fund public services — driven largely by the positive job and income picture — are the highest ever. 13 more words

The Oregonian

Red Flags?

In previous Market Commentaries, we discussed how the threat of rising interest rates was responsible for the first stock-market swoon in February of this year. We suggested that interest rates had spiked largely in response to Fed policy normalization (interest-rate hikes and bond portfolio run-off) as well as the threat of higher inflation resulting from a tight labor market, stronger economic growth, the tax-cut legislation and the spending legislation. 797 more words

Market Commentary

Public School Teacher Strikes Show Workplace Organizing Pays Off  

While those at the top of the income pyramid continue to celebrate economic trends, the great majority of working people continue to struggle to make ends meet.  1,149 more words

Progressive Strategies

Which Has The Bigger Economy: Texas Or Russia?

By Frank Holmes – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

You’ve no doubt heard that everything’s bigger in Texas. That’s more than just a trite expression, and I’m not just saying that because Texas is home to U.S. 1,171 more words

GDP & Employment

Deficits, Gene Therapy, S&P Earnings Growth - Things I Learned This Week - April 15, 2018

Article: Deficits Won’t Matter – Until They Do, Barron’s

  • We are entering unchartered territory with the budget deficits in the U.S.
  • For the past three months, retail sales have fallen.
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Soaring US deficit is a source of concern

When our grandchildren study economics one day, will they systematically have to add a dummy variable* to their econometric equations for the period covering the Trump administration? 1,373 more words

United States

US Budget Deficit Hits $600 Billion In 6 Months, As .Gov Spending On Interest Explodes

The US is starting to admit they have a terminal spending problem.

According to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement, in March, the US collected $210.8BN in receipts… 669 more words

Economy