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GDP forecast – preliminary 2010:Q1

In Forecast on April 30, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Preliminary 2010:Q1 Gross Domestic Production (GDP) measures have been released for the U.K. by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) — read GDP Preliminary Estimate Statistical Bulletin – Q1 2010. The American bureau counterpart across the pond, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), will release its number regarding GDP shortly — read BEA 2010 Release Schedule. Will growth in the U.S. top the U.K. growth reading of +0.2 percent? Prediction including the U.K. contemporaneous growth measure estimates U.S. growth of +3.5 percent for 2010:Q1.
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The Embedded Derivative in Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation

In Le Gardien on April 25, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Last Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted to move forward with proposed legislation concerning derivatives contracts regulation. Ranking minority leader Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) impressively opposed the bill; however, the Vote ended 13-8 in favor of passage anyway, with one Republican, Chuck Grassley (R-IA), voting in favor of the legislation. Read the rest of this entry »

Fiscal Policy Review: Raising & Lowering Taxes in War and Recession, 1913-present

In Economy on April 18, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Raising and lowering of the highest marginal tax rate is considered here-in relating to the U.S. from 1913 to present day. Against the backdrop of 8 years of war in Iraq and 9 years in Afghanistan, more specifically considered are the precedents of past presidential administrations established in the context of cutting and lowering the highest marginal taxes in war-time and recession-time. Read the rest of this entry »

O is for Operation Iraqi Freedom: Lining Up Statistics on War Casualties

In Economy on April 9, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Operations and conflicts involving United States military might have been ever-enduring in the American esprit de guerre for years upon years since Revolutionary War time period ‘til to-day in Iraq and Afghanistan. O is the one current, explicit war however; so, here, constructed and resolved are economics journal-inspired recession bars and categorical aids applied, charting and comparing the scale and progression of the current principal wars at hand, mainly Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Report – GRX Quarter 1 2010

In La Bourse on April 1, 2010 at 9:10 PM

The Georgia Real Estate Index (GRX) is an economer-original index composed of 3 publicly-traded companies headquartered in The Peach State: Beazer Homes USA, Inc., Cousins Properties, Inc. and Post Properties, Inc. Together the companies construct a market capitalization-weighted approximation of the Georgia real estate heart beat for Georgia as patient. Read the previous article — GRX — for an explanation of the index. Never minding the details, first quarter results are indeed in, so here is an inspection underneath the hood of the Georgia Real Estate Index.
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