ADP: December job gain strongest of 2013
In addition to the December print of 238K beating estimates by 33K jobs, November is revised to 229K from 215K.
Reminds me of Jan 1979 artic blast (school shut down for entire week per "Killer Clown by Terry Sullivan") and more recently 1999:
Chicago's 10 biggest Snowstorms:
23.0 inches Jan 26-27, 1967
21.6 inches Jan 1-3, 1999
19.2 inches Mar 25-26, 1930
18.8 inches Jan 13-14, 1979
16.2 inches Mar 7-8, 1931
15.0 inches Dec 17-20, 1929
14.9 inches Jan 30, 1939
14.9 inches Jan 6-7, 1918
14.3 inches Mar 25-26, 1970
14.0 inches Jan 18-20, 1886
40th anniversary of Chicago blizzard 1/29/07
[Jan 29, 2007] January 26, 2007 (WLS) -- Forty years ago the blizzard of 1967 hit the Chicago area with little warning. In the end, the city was buried under 23 inches of ...
heilein, You don't hear privatization of Medicare any more - good thing. Soon, we'll have single payer system as the rest of the developed world.
lang. Let's hope weather extremes will not be the new norm. 44 degrees outside now and going to 67 hgih, 6:22AM in Silicone Valley. Yesterday, Oakland reached 71 degree high.
Shares in Hewlett-Packard Co.(HPQ) advanced on Friday, even as the broader market ended on mixed note. The company's shares ended the day 2.46% higher at $28.34, after trading between $27.70 and $28.50. A total of 12.68 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 15.82 million. The company's shares have gained 4.00% in the last one month and 33.30% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.46% and 8.33% during the respective periods. Moreover, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s(HPQ) stock is trading near its 52-week high of $28.70 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $26.34 and $24.05,
rah, yep, we are losers. Will you winners please sell your shacks and leave already our State already !
rah, You are right ... please stay away and lobby like minds to "race as fast as they can to get out of the state". Housing prices may become more affordable and our children can enjoy cleaner air.
lang, Wall Street pundits should force multinational to disclose where their layoffs and new hires are. What is the down side to be transparent and truthful?
Last week the IRS issued its final regulations governing how it will implement a new “Obamacare tax” that imposes a 3.8 percent levy on unearned income.
Taxpayers are subject to the Net Investment Income (NII) tax if their adjusted gross income (AGI) for the year exceeds $200,000 for singles, or $250,000 for marrieds filing jointly ($125,000 for marrieds filing separately).
If your AGI exceeds the applicable threshold, you’ll have to pay the NII tax on the lesser of (1) your net investment income, or (2) the amount that the your AGI exceeds the $200,000/$250,000 threshold.
“Unearned income” means income from all “passive” activities, including interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents. It does not include income from an actively conducted business.
However, it includes income from real estate rentals, even those that qualify as businesses, because rental income is always deemed to be passive income for tax purposes. Thus, landlords with profitable rentals whose AGI exceeds the threshold will be subject to the 3.8 percent tax on their rental income.
However, there is one lucky group of landlords who can avoid the NII tax on rental income: real estate professionals. As I explained in a prior article (“It pays for landlords to qualify as ‘real estate professional‘ “), the NII law provides a special exemption for them. They are not subject to the 3.8 percent tax on rental income if they “materially participate” in the real estate activity, and the activity qualifies as a business for tax purposes.
H-P (HPQ) was also having a rough go of it, as the tech giant's shares were trimmed by 40 cents, or 1.4%, to $27.58. Reaction was negative to an H-P regulatory filing earlier this week in which the company said it would cut an additional 5,000 jobs in 2014. Those cuts come on top of 29,000 positions H-P had earlier said it would eliminate.
jack, Close to 70 degrees outside in the shade in Silicone Valley ... one of the warmest December ever.
billy, Part of Obamcare is to equalize the affordability for all. For a long time, the well off and the employer provided HC insurance had not contributed fully to the HC system while gaining all the benefits of government provided benefits funded by general taxes. Change is about time.
Sym Today Peak(Oct-07) Low(Mar-09) 401(K) EQ YTD Change
dow 16576.6 17.03% 156.21% 469 26.48%
nas 4176.59 46.09% 230.03% 586 38.32%
spx 1848.36 18.11% 177.20% 474 29.59%
hp 27.98 -47.68% 10.20% 210 96.35%
sym Last wk Today Week
dow 16478.86 16576.6 0.59%
nas 4156.594 4176.59 0.48%
spx 1841.42 1848.36 0.38%
hp 28.19 27.98 -0.74%
sym Nov-end Today MTD
dow 16084.74 16576.6 3.06%
nas 4059.886 4176.59 2.87%
spx 1805.75 1848.36 2.36%
hp 27.36 27.98 2.27%
sym 2012end Mar-end 1Q Change
dow 13105.98 14576.77 11.22%
nas 3019.51 3267.52 8.21% `
spx 1426.31 1569.05 10.01%
hp 14.25 23.84 67.30%
sym Mar-end Jun-end 2Q Change
dow 14576.77 14910 2.29%
nas 3267.52 3403.25 4.15%
spx 1569.05 1606.24 2.37%
hp 23.84 25.68 7.72%
sym Jun-end Sep-end 3Q Change
dow 14910 15129.86 1.47%
nas 3403.25 3771.48 10.82%
spx 1606.24 1681.6 4.69%
hp 25.68 20.99 -18.26%
sym Sep-end Today 4Q Change
dow 15129.86 16576.6 9.56%
nas 3771.48 4176.59 10.74%
spx 1681.6 1848.36 9.92%
hp 20.99 27.98 33.30%
jcb, Wrote off $10b in 2012 and about to write off $4b plus in 2014. The $14b are real capital being drained by Meg and Cathy. There is no real earnings since Meg had become CEO and hope there would be real growth and real eps in 2015. But why bother while other companies do not have such dire challenge.
A big move in a thin session takes the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest level of the year - up 6 basis points on the day to 3.03%. It's the highest yield since July 2011 after starting 2013 at 1.76% and falling to 1.61% in May before beginning a rapid rise.
Two Reasons Why It's So Hard To Solve A #$%$ Murder:
Firstly, the DNA all matches and
secondly, there are no dental records.