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unclefulbert 233 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 hours ago Member since: Mar 8, 2003
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    Consequential Presidents

    by w.heinlein Jan 22, 2016 2:19 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 22, 2016 2:23 PM Flag

    Obama, as the first black POTUS who ended the Great Recession and the gulf wars, something that had longer odds in 2007 than you and Beyonce were dating.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 22, 2016 1:41 PM Flag

    hoodwink -- put a hood over the falcons and hawks to fool them that all is dark but well. The ostrich have long necks and can do that themselves by burying their heads in the sand, just like Palin the rambler.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jan 22, 2016 11:45 AM Flag

    Yesterday at Davos, CEO Meg Whitman insisted her company remains in good shape in spite of macro pressures. "There's a lot of challenges in a lot of different economies, but we're feeling good about our technology and our offerings. There's a bit of slowdown in some economies, but I feel pretty good about where we are." Last week, Intel (HPE's main server CPU supplier) reported seeing macro pressures in China and other Asian markets.

  • for BOTH existing and new homes on record in any December since 1999. And with recent correction, the stock market is still within 15% of all time highs from last Summer.

    Thanks President Obama for the trifecta. The auto workers. 401K holders and home owners salute you.

  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years.

    The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales of existing homes climbed 14.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million. Sales had previously plummeted as the industry adapted to new mortgage disclosure rules — a temporary downturn before delayed sales were finalized in December.

    Last month's rebound capped a year that produced the highest annual sales total since 2006. Steady job growth and low mortgages drew more buyers into the market, causing both sales and prices to climb steadily.

    Americans bought roughly 5.26 million homes in 2015, a 6.5 percent increase over 2014. The median sales price rose 6.8 percent to $222,400.

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    Did Cruz pay Palin to endorse Trump????

    by texasdemocrat Jan 22, 2016 2:01 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 22, 2016 9:30 AM Flag

    'The man can only ride you when your back is bent': Sarah Palin

  • My way or highway?

    Lindsey Graham: A Trump Or Cruz Win Would Be Like 'Being Shot Or Poisoned'
    That's how the former presidential candidate rates GOP chances if the current front-runners win the nomination.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 22, 2016 9:07 AM Flag

    The article I read indicated the East Coast High Schools have garnered the most rewards in recent past, and Silicon Valley has always been Silicon Valley over the past half century. The only variable I discern is the unfamiliar names of the recent Silicone Valley winners. Those Asian kids and their parents are the difference.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jan 22, 2016 9:02 AM Flag

    It was agreed at the end of last year that Japan would continue with its financial commitment to host U.S. forces here at the current annual level of 190 billion yen (1.61 billion U.S. dollars) annually.

    In the next five years Japan will shoulder a bill estimated to be around 946.5 billion yen (8.02 billion U.S. dollars), higher than the 933.2 billion yen shelled out over the last five years.

    While Japan had initially pushed to reduce its U.S. base-hosting costs, its ally wanted the budget upped to support its planned security pivot to Asia.

  • Five area students have been named finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, a nationwide contest sometimes called the Junior Nobel Prizes.

    Finalists include:

    Anjini Karthik of St. Francis High School, Mountain View

    Jonathan Ma of The Harker School, San Jose

    Anin Sayana of Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose

    Pranav Srinivas of Monta Vista High in Cupertino

    Maya Varma of Presentation High in San Jose

    Each of the finalists receives $7,500. Ten of the finalists were from California, which in recent years has emerged as a science powerhouse, competing with longer-established competitive schools on the East Coast.

  • Apple +0.9% $97.50, +3.8% from $93.42 LOD.

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    Still clinging to my guns and Bible!

    by cap_pig11 Jan 20, 2016 12:35 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 20, 2016 2:07 PM Flag

    Reminds me of a quote from House of the Rising Sun, A Novel by Burke, James Lee, 2015 :

    ... You came out of the womb old. You walk around like every page in the Bible is glued on your clothes. One match and you’d go up in flames.

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    $9.37, thanks to IBM near 6 years low

    by unclefulbert Jan 20, 2016 10:22 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 20, 2016 12:33 PM Flag

    vt, The lower oil from Iran is not a secret. The lower gasoline consumption in US is not news. Goldman Sacks published recently a report that $20 oil is possible and oil rigs were idled and explorations by big oil and associated capital expenditures were cut. So, why blame the oil sector now? Another observation I found strange was that since 2016, market futures were way up pre-market but crashed during regular trading hours. I can see 30% occurrence but not over 50% in a rational market.

    No doubt the pundits will do their best as Monday morning quarterbacks.

  • The relentless market slide is creating opportunities somewhere as weak hands are being thinned. Unfortunately, the oil factor is real and murky. Hard to tell how much damage to other sectors by those oil slicks.

  • Donald Trump on Oscars diversity: It's a tough situation, and as others have noted, 'the whites' don't get BET awards.

    In order words, Oscars is for whites, and only certain segments of whites. Deal with it.

  • Disruptive labor market changes will result in a loss of more than 5.1 million jobs from 2015 to 2020, according to a latest report by World Economic Forum (WEF).

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labor markets over the next five years, according to the report, The Future of Jobs, published Monday by the WEF.

    This trend will lead to a loss of more than 5 million jobs in 15 major developed and emerging economies, said the report.

    The report predicts that in the next five years there will be a total loss of 7.1 million jobs—two thirds of which are concentrated in routine white collar office functions, such as office and administrative roles—and a total gain of 2 million jobs, in computer and mathematical and Architecture and Engineering related fields.

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    US Misery Index: 5.730 for Dec 2015

    by unclefulbert Jan 20, 2016 10:08 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 20, 2016 10:30 AM Flag

    May be consumer confidence, homeland security, political trust, social morality, minimum wage, education advancement, stock market, home price, obesity BMI index, NFL viewership, HS SAT scores, murder rate, average life span ,,, oil prices, church/temple attendance ...

    Let's change the rules when it disagree with the citizens like Snowden who is living happily in Moscow with his girl friend, under Putin's protection.

  • Even NLFX turned negative and Apple stuck at below $95.

    The eps manipulation to issue near zero interest rate debts for stock repurchases, tax evasions, M&As and dividends is coming to an end. Henceforth, they all need to show show real quality growth, not from acquisitions and real earnings, not from financial engineering.

  • Lowest since Truman !!! Amazing that few recognize this statistics. Because of the rosy numbers that have eclipsed the so called boom years in between, economists tried to throw in other factors as gdp and real interest rate. Even so, Obama is at the head of the class today. Go figure why the media is quiet as trappist monastery.

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    Donald Trump and the Stressed-Out Middle Class

    by w.heinlein Jan 19, 2016 5:39 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 20, 2016 9:48 AM Flag

    Margaret Thatcher who represented the middle-class? If you say so, Reagan was the champion for the middle class as well. That is absolutely false.

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