Pitiful Alignment: War Hawk Hypocrites and Liberals Pressure Paul as Clock Ticks on Patriot Act
Pitiful Alignment: War Hawk Hypocrites and Liberals Pressure Paul as Clock Ticks on Patriot Act

At midnight, the Patriot Act expires. Given that the Patriot Act should never have passed in the first place, that's a good thing. In ...

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Hotels: Best April Ever
Hotels: Best April Ever

It looks like 2015 will be the best year ever for hotels (record occupancy and RevPAR). It also looks like we are starting to see a pickup...

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May 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 324 Institutions
May 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 324 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for May 2015. ...

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Unbroken: Blu Ray Review
Unbroken: Blu Ray Review

Unbroken: Blu Ray Review Rating: M Released by Universal Home Ent The fact that after a gruellin...

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Odds of losing a Job to Automation: Which Jobs are at Risk, Which Aren't?
Odds of losing a Job to Automation: Which Jobs are at Risk, Which Aren't?

A number of articles now circulating are all based on a 2013 study The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerization? . ...

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Schedule for Week of May 31, 2015
Schedule for Week of May 31, 2015

The key report this week is the May employment report on Friday. Other key indicators include the ...

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San Francisco Silk Road founder Ross William Ulbricht in US gets life for creating online drug site
San Francisco Silk Road founder Ross William Ulbricht in US gets life for creating online drug site

  Ross William Ulbricht is seated in court and awaits sentencing. Photo / AP A San Francisco m...

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Authorities take actions over US properties caught up in Fifa's scandal
Authorities take actions over US properties caught up in Fifa's scandal

Authorities take action over more than a dozen homes they say were bought by bribery or illicit fund...

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 Italian coastguard co-ordinated rescue of 4200 migrants
Italian coastguard co-ordinated rescue of 4200 migrants

  Migrants aboard an Italian Coast Guard ship arrive at Pozzallo's harbor near Ragusa, Sicily....

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The Imitation Game: Blu Ray Review
The Imitation Game: Blu Ray Review

The Imitation Game: Blu Ray Review Rating: M Released by Roadshow Home Ent Perhaps it's fitti...

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Restaurant Performance Index increased in April
Restaurant Performance Index increased in April

Here is a minor indicator I follow from the National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Performance ...

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Five Chicago Suburbs Headed for Bankruptcy (More Illinois Cities Will Follow)
Five Chicago Suburbs Headed for Bankruptcy (More Illinois Cities Will Follow)

Illinois House Bill 298 would allow Illinois municipalities to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. That bill is endorsed by Governor Bruce Rauner...

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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in April, Lowest since September 2008
Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in April, Lowest since September 2008

Fannie Mae reported today that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in April to 1.73...

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Western women stoke Islamic State fires
Western women stoke Islamic State fires

  Luxury and revolution ... female Isis supporters wearing niqabs pose with rifles and an expensiv...

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Business Executives are NOT experts in Economics
Business Executives are NOT experts in Economics

Excuse this pet peeve, but for some reason, when a business executive is interviewed on CNBC (and elsewhere), they are asked about economics...

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Chicago PMI Unexpectedly Crashes: New Orders, Production and Employment Down by More Than 10%
Chicago PMI Unexpectedly Crashes: New Orders, Production and Employment Down by More Than 10%

Unexpected Chicago PMI Crash Looking for signs of strength? You will not find them in today's ...

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First Quarter GDP -0.7%; GDPNow Second Quarter Forecast +0.8%; Economists Get Zero Accolades; Smoothed Recession Odds
First Quarter GDP -0.7%; GDPNow Second Quarter Forecast +0.8%; Economists Get Zero Accolades; Smoothed Recession Odds

First quarter GDP came in at -0.7% pretty much in line with the Bloomberg Consensus estimate of -0....

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Philly Fed: State Coincident Indexes increased in 40 states in April
Philly Fed: State Coincident Indexes increased in 40 states in April

From the Philly Fed : The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the coincident indexes ...

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Final May Consumer Sentiment at 90.7, Chicago PMI declines Sharply
Final May Consumer Sentiment at 90.7, Chicago PMI declines Sharply

Click on graph for larger image. The final University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for Ma...

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Q1 GDP Revised Down to -0.7% Annual Rate
Q1 GDP Revised Down to -0.7% Annual Rate

From the BEA: Gross Domestic Product: First Quarter 2015 (Second Estimate) Real gross domestic product -- the value of the production of go...

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Introducing the Zero Labor Factory (90% Free Actually); Robots at Chili's, Applebees, Panera
Introducing the Zero Labor Factory (90% Free Actually); Robots at Chili's, Applebees, Panera

In the strive for zero labor factories we are nearly there. Is 90% good enough? China Daily reports Manufacturing Hub Starts Work on First...

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Sydney Archbishops knew of sex abuse priest
Sydney Archbishops knew of sex abuse priest

Two Sydney archbishops knew of paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale's "sexual problems"...

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Killer robots being developed by the US military "will leave humans utterly defenceless"
Killer robots being developed by the US military "will leave humans utterly defenceless"

  The robots are likely to be armed quadcopters or mini-tanks that can decided without human inte...

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Google, Facebook and other big internet companies to be under UK spy agencies' surveillance power
Google, Facebook and other big internet companies to be under UK spy agencies' surveillance power

Google, Facebook and other big internet companies will be forced to hand over encrypted conversat...

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 Fifa scandal: US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.took on football corruption
Fifa scandal: US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.took on football corruption

US probe into Fifa started after the 2022 football event went to Qatar. In November 2010...

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