Lies, damn lies, and context

First off,though  it has nothing to do with what I started writing except that it talked about Bradford County and the international attention Pennsylvania shale gas development is getting.  BBC looks at the whole Marcellus thing:  How fracking affects a community in Pennsylvania

What really got me going was a far less read piece that . . . → Read More: Lies, damn lies, and context

Ian McAvity: Is Greed Good for Gold?

Amid a chorus of gold mining pundits yelling for investors to snap up cheap gold equities is Ian McAvity, a 50-year veteran of the markets, telling investors to wait. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, McAvity, who produces Deliberations on World Markets, explains why historical cycles lead him to believe the market . . . → Read More: Ian McAvity: Is Greed Good for Gold?

Jobs Americans Won’t Do?

It looks like that canard is just plain wrong:

Unemployment rates have fallen in Alabama amid new legal pressure on companies to comply with a popular immigration reform law.

September was the first full month that the reform was in force, and the unemployment rate fell from 9.8 percent in September to 9.3 percent . . . → Read More: Jobs Americans Won’t Do?

Economic Events on December 1, 2011

The figures for motor vehicle sales for November will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 13.4 million autos were sold last month, which would be 100,000 more than the previous month.

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 1, 2011