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The U.S. Economy Is Getting Better — BUNK!

If you (like me) are one of those people who recently started to believe that the U.S. economy may, in fact, be on on the mend — well then, think again. On Independence Day (Independence Day!), the brave men and women serving our military — those willing to continue the fight for our “independence” and for […]

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USB: An Unusually Safe Bank — OR — An Unscrupulous Self-serving Bank?

Company: A long-time favorite of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, U.S. Bancorp (USB), over the decades, has been considered one of the safest U.S. financial institutions in which to invest. Over the past several years, very few domestic banks could match USB’s performance, especially in light of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As opposed to other financial institutions, […]

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Spittin’ & Sputterin’ Along

Though the stock market is still rising, and though consumer sentiment is up (from 76.4 in March to 83.7 in April), economic warning signs continue to litter the road to recovery. For the month of April, industrial production declined 0.5 percent, with the manufacturing component of the report showing a 0.4 percent decline (and that […]

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