Thursday, August 21, 2014


Homebuying Demand Falls While Refinancing Revives

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Loan applications to purchase a home declined 0.4% in the Aug. 15 week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. It was the third straight weekly...

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FedEx has decided to fight a 15 count federal indictment that it conspired to distribute illegal drugs from online pharmacies. (CNBC, Betsy Cline)....

An End to the SolarCity Fairy Tale?

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It appears that Wall Street may finally realize that the phony SolarCity success story is coming to an end. Back in March I highlighted...

Texas Job Market Flourishing as National Unemployment Rate Increases

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HOUSTON, Texas -- While the national unemployment rate rose during the last month, Texas' remained relatively low at just 5.1 percent, according to new...

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Is there no end to the injustice of this world? It seems that Al Gore and Al Jazeera have had a falling out over...

La Raza Pres Urges Obama to Expand Temp Amnesty Program

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On the second anniversary of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the President and CEO of La Raza called for...

SF: Proposed $15 Min Wage Would Cost over 15,000 Jobs by 2019

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The leftists pushing for San Francisco to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour had some salient information handed them by a report...

Retail Sales Freeze Signals Doubts About Recovery

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Shoppers took a pause in July, keeping retail sales even lower than diminished expectations, in a signal that consumer faith in the economic recovery...

Eurozone's Failure To Launch Pressures ECB To Act

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The eurozone economy stagnated in Q2, fresh data showed Thursday, raising concerns that Europe may never achieve escape velocity. The currency area's overall GDP was...

Economic News Today: Retail Sales Weak, China Cools

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A busy day for economic news today: Retail sales were softer than expected in July, mortgage applications fell in the most recent week, the...