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Economic Statistics for 29 Jul 14

Economic Statistics for 29 Jul 14

ICSC-Goldman reports weekly retail sales up 0.2%, and were up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. Redbook reports a 3.0% rise in retail sales over last year. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index continued to fall in May, down -0.3% for the month. On a year-over-year basis, the index is up 9.3%, however. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index is moving steadily to new recovery highs, to 90.9 in July. The State Street Investor Confidence Index fell to 114.7 in July from a revised 119.3 in June. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-Virginia governor, wife

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-Virginia governor, wife

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Observations: The QandO Podcast for 25 Jul 14

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 25 Jul 14

This week, Michael, and Dale talk about the Halbig Decision, Immigration and lawn watering. The podcast can be found on Stitcher here . Please remember the feed may take a couple of hours to update after this is first posted. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at Stitcher . And, of course, for you newsreader subscriber types, our podcast RSS Feed is here .

Economic Statistics for 23 Jul 14

Economic Statistics for 23 Jul 14

The MBA reports that mortgage applications rose 2.4% last week. Purchases rose 0.3% and re-fis rose 4.0%. What dull week for economic news it’s been. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to ‘transform’ VA

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to ‘transform’ VA

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The most important reason the left’s “War on Coal” is wrong

The most important reason the left’s “War on Coal” is wrong

Energy Matters takes a look at the progress of the green energy renewables that were supposed to be saving the day and justifying the “war on coal”: “So while we can expect that hydro will continue to provide most of the energy generated by renewables for some time to come it isn’t likely to contribute to decarbonizing global energy generation any more than it already has. If decarbonization is to be achieved …

Chris Christie feels the love in Iowa

Chris Christie feels the love in Iowa

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“Economic patriotism” equals “stay here and pay punitive taxes to cover our ruinous spending habit”

“Economic patriotism” equals “stay here and pay punitive taxes to cover our ruinous spending habit”

“Economic patriotism” is the new meme that Democrats are throwing around to demonize companies that try to avoid taxes here in the US, i.e. you’re not a patriotic company if you attempt to avoid taxes the Dems think you should be paying. ? Kevin Williamson covers it: Jack Lew, late of Citigroup and currently of the Obama administration, has issued a call for “economic patriotism.” This phrase, which is without meaningful intellectual content, is popular in Democratic circles these days. Ted Strickland, the clownish xenophobe and nearly lifelong? suckler? upon all available taxpayer teats who once served as governor of …

Is California’s Latino Legislative Caucus breaking the law by denying Republican lawmaker membership?

Is California’s Latino Legislative Caucus breaking the law by denying Republican lawmaker membership?

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Is California Latino Legislative Caucus breaking the law by denying GOP lawmaker membership?

Is California Latino Legislative Caucus breaking the law by denying GOP lawmaker membership?

When Republican Rocky Chávez was first elected to the California Assembly and took office in December 2012, he said that he inquired about joining the California Latino Legislative Caucus, a congressional group comprised of Democrats.

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