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Slate: If the economy's stagnant, why are stocks up? The answer is disturbing. - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine
The rising U.S. stock market and a weak, slow-growing U.S. consumer sector aren't really in contradiction. Given the large-scale trends transforming the global economy—and the role of large U.S. companies in it—it may be possible to have a sustainable rally in American stocks without a sustainable rally by American consumers.
social  investing  economics  stocks  finance  jobs  usa  china  russia  globalization 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Beyoncé's new single spells economic doom | Music |
"[...] According to findings by Phil Maymin, professor of finance and risk engineering at New York University, the more regular the beat on Billboard's top singles, the more volatile the American markets. After studying decades of Billboard's Hot 100 hits, Maymin found that songs with low "beat variance" had an inverse correlation with market turbulence. Which is to say, the more regular the song, the crazier the stock market. [...]"
music  business  finance  stocks  research  economics 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SPIEGEL ONLINE - Druckversion - The End of Arrogance: America Loses Its Dominant Economic Role - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
"The new US president will only have been in office for a short time when a document titled 'Global Trends 2025' appears on his desk. The report is being prepared by analysts at the National Intelligence Council. Its chairman, Thomas Fingar, has already released a preview, and reading it will not exactly be enjoyable for proud American. 'Although the United States will remain the most important power, American dominance will be sharply reduced,' says Fingar. According to the preview of the report, the erosion of American supremacy will "accelerate in the areas of politics and economics, and possibly culture."
usa  toread  war  economics  power  politics  futurism  finance  realestate  stocks  europe  germany 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Inksniffer: Give us some credit. How the newspaper industry is about to be disembowelled by the banking crisis.
"If I were Google looking at my very tax inefficient $12 billion cash pile, I wouldn't anticipate regulatory interference getting in the way in the current financial climate. Who else is going to take on the debt of Tribune or McClatchy or MediaNews (whose debt burden is perilous and whose credit rating is in the lower reaches of junk) and save the jobs and the institutions that politicians need to be seen to save?"
news  media  newspapers  business  google  finance  stocks  medianews  jobs  politics 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Steering Clear of Energy's Volatility -
"Amana Trust Growth (symbol: AMAGX) is the largest U.S. fund that invests according to Islamic law. The fund keeps trading to a minimum because Islamic law equates it to gambling. It has benefited from gains in some of its long-term investments, such as Apple. The fund is down 5.26 percent this year and up 15.31 percent over five years."
islam  investing  economics  religion  law  finance  apple  oil  energy  usa  stocks 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Current and Local and Breaking News for Denver, Colorado and the surrounding area : Rocky Mountain News
"Forget about all those stories about the industry's still-fat profit margins. It's not happening in Denver. Unfortunately, MediaNews' move to end disclosure means we won't know how bad it might get."
denver  medianews  media  newspapers  journalism  business  corporations  transparency  colorado  stocks 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Stocks Tarnished By 'Lost Decade' -
"We have to accept that this is no longer a nation of 4% real economic growth. This is a mature nation that no longer has a strong manufacturing base."
finance  history  stocks  economics  usa  capitalism  business  corporations  investing 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
BalSun: Broad interests enrich the Miller touch in stocks
"The great thing about investing is that there is almost no subject that doesn't bear on investing. For somebody who is an intellectual dilettante ... or intellectually promiscuous, it is a great thing to do."
investing  stocks  emergent  social  finance 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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