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U.S. To Lift More Commercial and Travel Restrictions Against Cuba

The United States continued to lift economic penalties against Cuba by announcing Friday it would ease restrictions on American companies seeking to do business there. The new rules also allow more people to travel to the island nation for authorized reasons. 455 more words

The Cable

Bill Would Have Commerce Dept. Do More To Return Unclaimed Funds

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lawmakers are trying something new to return thousands of dollars to Minnesotans who may not know their money is missing.

The state has a record $711.5 million of unclaimed funds. 85 more words


This economic indicator is the best it's been in 15 years

Initial jobless claims for the week ending August 8 landed at 274,000. That’s an increase of 5,000 from the previous week’s revised levels, but still makes for a less volatile four-week moving average of 266,250—the lowest level in more than 15 years. 79 more words


Humpty Dumpty Justice – Law Without God

“Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent”

by Harvey A. Silverglate

Review by Jerri Lynn Ward

 “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” 3,093 more words


Critical Market News

Confidence in the American Market and Implications for the Boating Industry

It is no secret that the boating industry is a bellwether for the rest of the economy. 317 more words

Market News

The post-recession economy is worse than we thought

Economists usually like to give you your good news and bad news in one dose.

The most recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that the economy actually grew in the first quarter of 2015, at a rate of 0.6%, as opposed to the most recent estimate, which said that the economy shrank slightly in the first three months of the year. 445 more words


The Worst Expansion Since World War II Was Even Weaker

The Wall Street Journal

The economic expansion—already the worst on record since World War II—is weaker than previously thought, according to newly revised data.

From 2012 through 2014, the economy grew at an all-too-familiar rate of 2% annually, according to three years of revised figures the… 94 more words