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End Business Subsidies

By Chris Edwards and Tad DeHaven – Re-Blogged From http://www.CATO.org

Overview

The mission of the Department of Commerce is to “foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce” of the United States. 2,259 more words

GDP & Employment

What Price Democracy?

By Terri Ann Lowenthal

The Census Bureau was off to a relatively good start this year in the mysterious and powerful world of those who hold the purse strings, known fondly to many of us as the House and Senate appropriations committees. 699 more words

Census 2020

White House Urges Discussion of New Privacy Legislation That's DOA

White House officials released draft privacy legislation Friday afternoon designed to improve protections for consumers, but it didn’t take long for parties on all sides of the debate to start dumping all over it. 470 more words

Policy

US housing starts fall, but still at lofty levels

Getty Images A worker carries lumber as he builds a new home on January 21, 2015 in Petaluma, California.

U.S. housing starts fell in January as ground breaking for single-family projects slipped off a 6-1/2-year peak, but stayed at levels consistent with a gradually improving housing market. 293 more words

Real Estate News

GORDON CROVITZ: AmericanExceptionalism.com

Wall Street Journal: With Internet freedom safe for now, let’s embrace the values that make the Web work so well.

Congress did the world’s three billion Internet users a favor by blocking President Obama’s plan to end U.S. 72 more words

Politics

Orders for durable goods fell sharply in December

The U.S. government reported a surprise drop in new orders for manufactured goods in December, hurt by sharp declines for aircrafts and related parts and transportation equipment. 147 more words

Finance

US stocks on track for 3rd day of gains as oil rises

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose broadly in noon trading Wednesday as investors weighed higher oil prices, an expected new stimulus from Europe’s central bank, a rebound in home construction, and a mix of corporate earnings reports. 652 more words