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Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Friday Afternoon News Roundup Remember that Barack Obama is a communist. Or did they say he was a socialist? Whatever. He is bad for business. The Dow Jones industrial average, however, briefly topped 15,000 for the first time ever. The new job numbers are out for April. The unemployment rate is 7.5%. The economy gained 165,000 jobs in April. The Economic Policy Institute has more. As long as I’m talking about the economy, I saw this interesting bit of data about home prices skyrocketing in Las Vegas. For some reason (and maybe you have to be a Conservative to understand it)

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Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Wednesday Morning News Roundup I really don’t understand how a twitter account can get hacked. Specifically, a twitter account of a major news outlet like the Associated Press. How does this happen? The results could have been really, really catastrophic. Yesterday, the Associated Press mistakenly tweeted that the White House was bombed. Wall Street went berserk. Even if it were for a short period of time, this could’ve been a real problem. Late last week, I was having lunch with my brother and my sister in Dallas. Our waitress was one of those smiley, bubbly twentysomethings who was very pleasant. After

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Monday Night News Roundup

News Roundup We received surprising job numbers last Friday. The unemployment rate dipped to 7.7%. The economy hired 236,000 workers last month. I will continue to argue that we have to do better. Over 9 million Americans are still out of work. We need to create 9 million jobs just to get back to where we were in 2007. These jobs numbers are good, but we need better. Also, this jobs report comes out before the cuts of the sequester. I suspect, over the coming months, these jobs numbers will begin to fall. Just a couple days ago the Dow Jones

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