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US consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004US consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004

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John Ransom John Ransom: GDP: Gross Disapponting Presidency

That means that for the year we're at 2.4% GDP growth...anemic in other words, which is exactly how to describe Obama's foreign policy. Weak at home, weaker overseas.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Eurozone, Including Germany, in Deflation

In spite of promising that deflation would not hit again, here we are, and for the second month too.

Political  Calculations Political Calculations: How Much Is a CEO Really Worth?

How much should the Chief Executive Officer of a company be paid? Before we attempt to answer that question, let's see how much CEOs are currently paid.

Night Watch Night Watch: The Islamic State Sets Its Sights on Egypt

ISIL's claim of responsibility probably means that the group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis performed the attack. It is a deadly militant group that swore allegiance to ISIL last year.

Charles Payne Charles Payne: Austerity and Buy Signals

Austerity American-style; is it too early to change the course? Obama wants to ditch sequestration, and he will use the typical talking points.

Daniel J. Mitchell Daniel J. Mitchell: The Wisdom of Bastiat, as Revealed by Great Moments in Federal, State, and Local Government

Frederic Bastiat also deserves credit for the pithy and accurate observation about government basically being a racket or a scam.

Nick Sorrentino Nick Sorrentino: When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun

There is a reason why my grandmother, a good New York City Irish catholic despised the man. She thought Roosevelt was a hairs breadth short of being a dictator.

Mark Skousen Mark Skousen: Capitalism Is Only for the Rich?

Andrew Carnegie was right: Capitalism is about turning luxuries into necessities, and the poor benefit even more than the rich.

Peter Morici Peter Morici: Getting the Couch Potatoes Back to Work

In 2014, GDP growth bounced back in the spring and summer from a tough winter but in the fourth quarter, fell off to 2.6 percent. History indicates the country should be doing a lot better...

John Ransom John Ransom: Iran Missile Can Hit US; Now They Just Need the Nukes Obama Gives Them

Whereas the Soviets refrained from nuclear confrontation out of a self of sense preservation, it doesnt take an active imagination to ponder Iranian leaders who lack that sense of proportion.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Inflationists beware: CPI About to Go Negative?

Inflationists claim that is a trend to oblivion. And actually it is. But it's a slow trend towards oblivion with intermittent disruptions as the following chart shows.

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