What’s Driving High Healthcare Costs?

Princeton economist, Uwe Reinhardt, contributes regularly to The New York Times Economix Blog. Recently he wrote, in “Health Care Payers Push Back Against Costs“ that high U.S. healthcare costs are driven by several factors:

American’s over-use of high-cost/high-tech services owing to some American’s being over-insured. High administrative costs (mostly in the health insurance area) Higher . . . → Read More: What’s Driving High Healthcare Costs?

MLPs—Wall Street's Best-Kept Secret: Yves Siegel

Despite depressed natural gas prices, investors in master limited partnerships (MLPs) leveraged to natural gas liquids can expect both excellent income and share price appreciation, says Credit Suisse Senior Analyst Yves Siegel. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Siegel discusses his favorite MLPs and their winning formula for double-digit returns.

The . . . → Read More: MLPs: Wall Street’s Best-Kept Secret: Yves Siegel

Where Are the Handcuffs?

For this blatantly illegal act:

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) has made it official: After its latest two day meeting, it announced its goal to devalue the dollar by 33% over the next 20 years. The debauch of the dollar will be even greater if the Fed exceeds its goal of a . . . → Read More: Where Are the Handcuffs?

Economic Events on February 8, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the weekly Energy Information Administration Petroleum Status Report will be released, giving investors an update on oil inventories in . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 8, 2012