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Obama working on Amnesty speech.

Obamacare, amnesty, Ferguson flaps worry Friday markets

Obamacare, amnesty, Ferguson flaps worry Friday markets

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – Emperor Barack I laid down his Open Borders Edict last night in a speech that seems to have been televised only on abjectly subservient New York City TV channels and a few other local channels elsewhere. All 4 networks had declined to broadcast His Imperial Highness live. Not that the

Chinese air pollution seen from space in 2009. Credit/Wikipedia

China is world’s largest carbon cesspool

Austin, November 21, 2014 — In 2013, China produced 27.6 percent of the world’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. That’s up 2.6 percent since 2009, and it’s rising fast. China’s mercurial emissions rise since 1990 has already put the earth at risk. In 2013, China produced nearly six times the CO2 emissions that it did

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Yahoo! Troubled web portal [YHOO] inks pact with Firefox

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 – Sources Thursday morning confirm that Yahoo! (YHOO) has cut a new deal with Firefox parent Mozilla to replace Google (GOOG) as its default search engine on Firefox in the U.S. Under continuing pressure from investors and vulture capitalists looking for a fat dividend from YHOO following it mega profits from

Electric grid image. (Via sandia.gov)

Electric grid, immigration worries stall stocks

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 –  There is some ominous stuff going on in the business background today. Maybe that’s why stocks are holding back again this morning, in spite of boffo news from the Philly Fed. According to Fox News Thursday morning The head of the NSA issued a blunt warning Thursday to lawmakers: China

Leftist May Day immigration march in LA, 2006. (Via Wikipedia)

Immigration reform is needed, but executive action is not the answer

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 − We can all agree that the immigration system is broken and is desperately in need of repair quickly. But the impending executive (and probably illegal as well as divisive) action by the President is not the answer. So what can be done? The problem is that up to 11 million

First Thanksgiving.

Want to live a healthier life? Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – Happy Thanksgiving and an early Happy Holiday Season! For many of us, this time of the calendar year is often very busy. Business-wise it is nearing the end of fourth quarter. Holiday-wise it’s also the part of the year where we want to spend some time with family, to cook

Cast of "Orange is the New Black"

Nielsen NV: SVOD stats are the ‘New Black’ (ink)

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – In a development that’s been long in coming, Netherlands-based Nielsen NV (ticker symbol: NLSN)—the information and measurement services company best known for its crucial TV viewership measuring services—has announced that it will measure streaming video on demand (SVOD) services for the very first time, starting in the month of December.

Janet Yellen to the market's rescue! (Composite derivative art by Ponick)

Stocks wobbly Tuesday as markets await the Oracle of the Fed

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – Markets were boringly down Tuesday morning on low volume as traders await the latest Fed pronouncement this afternoon. As always, they’ll be looking for that magic, soothing Bernanke-Yellen mantra “For a considerable period of time.” As in, how long will interest rates stay ridiculously low? Bulls, corporations that buy back

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