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Newsworthy – Jan 18th, 2019

Growing wages, lower-than-expected tax returns, updates to US-China trade relations, colder-region nations benefiting from climate change, and a long awaited army publication on the war in Iraq.

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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Newsworthy – Dec 14th, 2018

Virgin Galactic reaching the edge of space, Apple to build adding thousands of American jobs, baby boomers aging alone, and Google’s top U.S. trending search queries.

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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Economic Mood Swings

Volatility has returned to the markets in the past few weeks. This has led to mixed messages to the public as positive economic news is mingled with sudden drops in major indices.

Most of the bad news seems to be generated from outside of the US. A major contributing factor to the outside negativity stems from the feeling of many that Europe is sliding back into yet another recession

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Book Review: The Crash Course

“The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time—the “Twenty-Teens.” The Crash Course, by Chris Martenson (Phd),  presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive–without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner.

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Is the Unemployment Rate Enough to Judge the Economy?

The media, government officials, economists, and nearly anyone else with mainstream attention talks about the unemployment level. They freely use it as a gauge of how well the economy is doing. The unemployment level has essentially become the official thermometer with which to judge the health of our economy.

But is it really enough? Can one figure, one form of measurement, truly be all that is necessary to gain a comprehensive idea of the state of our economy?

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