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RE: Why Money Matters II

In La Bourse on October 28, 2009 at 11:49 PM

In all, three business cycles are compared here across three variables. Cycles are all U.S. origin: the Great Depression, the Dot-Com Recession and the current Sub-Prime Recession. Variables are M2 money supply, Industrial Production and S&P stock price index. Data is monthly, sourced through September 2009.
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Letter to Mr. Hebberd on Atlanta Watershed Management

In Open Letter on October 28, 2009 at 10:56 PM

October 28, 2009

Deputy Commissioner Chris Hebberd
City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management
55 Trinity Avenue S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
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GDP forecast – preliminary 2009:Q3

In Forecast on October 25, 2009 at 4:42 PM


Preliminary UK results on third quarter GDP are now out, read here.
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Approaching 100

In Economy on October 22, 2009 at 9:51 PM

FDIC-insured bank failures now approach a record in 2009.

According to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) numbers, available through their website, banking failure statistics, comprising thrifts and commercial banks, account for 99 institutional failures in this year alone. The yearly figure, in effect, now hearkens back to the most previous period in which the century mark was pivotally breached, 1992.
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G-12 Health

In Health on October 13, 2009 at 1:49 AM

The Group of 12 (G-12) is composed of 13 major industrialized nations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

A valuable dataset of economic and health-related information on these nations can be found on the web in the publication “OECD in Figures”, produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The most recent available data is compiled through 2006. I pull together 4 scatter plot diagrams on a variety of health variables related to spending and more.
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