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Month: July 2009

2Q GDP Fall Less Than Expected

Chris Sturr , July 31, 2009
…but consumption falls more. And 1Q revised downward. From Bloomberg: U.S. Economy: Contraction Eases as Recovery Beckons By Shobhana Chandra…

Sarah Palin Capitalism (Naomi Klein)

Chris Sturr , July 31, 2009
From Alternet: The following was adapted from a speech on May 2, 2009 at The Progressive’s 100th anniversary conference and…

Crunching the numbers on health care reform

Chris Sturr , July 30, 2009
The latest from the Economic Policy Institute: During another week of intense debate over the affordability of health care reform,…

T. D.C.o.t.E (xiii): Flexibility Fundamentalism

Chris Sturr , July 30, 2009
The Dull Compulsion of the Economic (xiii) A series of blog postings by D&S collective member Larry Peterson Flexibility Fundamentalism…

Bearish Roach Losing China Stimulus Optimism

Chris Sturr , July 30, 2009
From The Financial Times: I’ve been an optimist on China. But I’m starting to worryFinancial TimesBy Stephen RoachPublished: July 29…

Case-Shiller Home Purchase Index Up

Chris Sturr , July 29, 2009
For the first time in almost three years. This may prompt more purchases in months ahead, as buyers seek to…

CFTC Reversal on Commodities Speculation

Chris Sturr , July 29, 2009
From The Wall Street Journal, Courtesy of Marxmail: Wall Street JournalJULY 28, 2009Traders Blamed for Oil SpikeCFTC Will Pin ’08…

New Home Sales Rise Sharply in June

Chris Sturr , July 28, 2009
From The Financial Times: New US home sales surge in June By Alan Rappeport in New YorkFinancial TimesPublished: July 27…

The Looming Disaster of Credit Card Debt

Chris Sturr , July 28, 2009
From The Financial Times: How the cards are cut By Patrick Jenkins,Francesco Guerrera and Saskia ScholtesFinancial TimesPublished: July 27 2009…

AP: Senate To Drop Public Option

Chris Sturr , July 28, 2009
Via Huffington Post. Looks like the insurance lobby wins again. WASHINGTON After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in…
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