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Surprise! States Running Surpluses

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Economy, Money

The doomsayers are out in full force today…which I find puzzling. After all, the jobs report today, while not overtly positive, was still nearly 200,000 better than the previous month and one would think it could be seen as either neutral or slightly positive. Yes, many of the jobs added were seasonal and created by […]

June 5th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

SHOCK: Oil Spill Leaking Nearly 4M Gallons Of Oil A Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Energy, Environment, Oil

Previous worst case scenarios estimated the spill to be pumping 2M gallons of oil a day into the gulf, but new numbers paint a much darker picture. Here’s how the two leaks shake out… Leak A: 70,000 barrels a day + Leak B: 25,000 barrels a day = 95,000 barrels a day One barrel of […]

May 23rd, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Poll: Americans Still Blame Bush More For Economic Troubles

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Business, Democrats, Economic crisis, Economic recovery, Economy, Independents, Obama, Polls, Republicans

The gap has shrunk a bit, but the economy is turning around so in a year’s time it’s unlikely we’ll have the problems we’re having today. Basically, the question will then be… “Who is responsible for the economic growth in this country?” Gallup has more on that… Obama has stated that he “inherited the most […]

April 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Christmas greetings from Krugman and Schiff

By mw | Related entries in Budget, Business, Economy, health care reform, Liberalism, Libertarian, Money

While Krugman is brimming with good tidings and bubbling over with holiday cheer, from the other side of the political spectrum Peter Schiff is offering a dour double dose of “Bah Humbug.”

December 25th, 2009 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Wal-Mart Going Solar

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Energy

Looks like the world’s largest retailer is getting serious about green. From The Register: The five latest stores in Walmart’s pilot program, which now totals 20 stores, Sam’s Clubs, and distribution centers in Hawaii and California, will all be located in sunny Puerto Rico. Their solar installations will be provided by SunEdison, described by Walmart […]

August 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Shareholders To Get More Say On Executive Compensation?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Money

That’s the plan, but color me skeptical. These corporations have too much influence on Capitol Hill. Still, the fact that we’re even talking about it is encouraging. CNN explains why this issue has reignited… Two weeks ago, Goldman Sachs (GS, Fortune 500) was roundly panned amid speculation that it was considering paying its employees some […]

July 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Cellulosic Ethanol no longer in its infancy

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Business, Economic recovery, Economy, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Fiscal stimulus, Gas, News, Oil, Politics, Polls, Science, Spending, Stimulus, Technology

Thanks to Justin and company for welcoming me on here as a regular contributor. I will be posting on a number of issues, but one area you can expect that I will regularly be tracking is technology related developments and how they interact with the political world and policy. I also live less than ten […]

July 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Rolling Stone Blows The Lid Off Oil/Gas Speculation By Goldman Sachs

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Banks, Business, Energy, Gas

Most people don’t realize that the insane gas prices last year had nothing to do with increased demand and had everything to do with market speculation and hoarding encouraged by the top investment banks. Now True/Slant’s own Matt Taibbi uncovers the truth behind the scam. Read the rest at True/Slant. Tweet

July 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Wal-Mart Backs Employer Health Care Insurance Mandate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Health Care

When the world’s largest retailer backs something like this, it’s hard to ignore. Especially since they’ve had such a spotty record when it came to covering their 2 million employees in the past. From The Hill: With Wal-Mart’s endorsement of a legal requirement that employers provide health benefits to their workers, the nation’s largest employer […]

June 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Looking for a Silver Lining in Government-Owned GM

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Bailouts, Business, Cars

Not too many people are dancing over the news of GM’s bankruptcy, but opinions are decidedly mixed on what the government ownership of the car company will mean. Lee Cary, of American Thinker sees the era of Government Motors dawning with coercive attempts to force a Green fleet onto American consumers. This, in Cary’s opinion, […]

June 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »