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Tag Archive: GDP


Published on Jan 31, 2013

During the 2012 Presidential election, President Obama boasted about the third quarter growth of the America’s GDP, but the fourth quarter is a completely different story. The country experienced a decline in GDP in the last quarter for the first time since 2009 and many critics believe that somehow the Obama administration manipulated the data to come out victorious in the November election. Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, gives us his take on how the government could have played with numbers.

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Politics and  Legislation

Senate rejects Blunt amendment to limit birth-control mandate

By Josiah Ryan and Sam Baker – 03/01/12 03:18 PM ET

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/213615-senate-rejects-blunt-amendment-to-kill-birth-control-mandate

Punchy Obama hits Republicans over auto bailout

http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=379091

Amid rising gas prices, Obama to call for vote on killing oil tax breaks

By Ben Geman – 03/01/12 06:08 AM ET

Israel legalizes unsanctioned settler enclave

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article581707.ece

Defense Ministry clarifies presence of Iran warships in Jeddah

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article579690.ece

Economy

GDP Records 3 Percent Annual Increase in Fourth Quarter

http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/220743/gdp_records_3_percent_annual_increase_in_fourth_quarter_.html

Stop Starving Public Universities and Shrinking the Middle Class

http://www.nationofchange.org/stop-starving-public-universities-and-shrinking-middle-class-1330615050

The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

http://www.nationofchange.org/keystone-xl-flim-flam-1330611946

Financial Firm Fined for Misleading Investors on Magnetar Bets

http://www.nationofchange.org/financial-firm-fined-misleading-investors-magnetar-bets-1330621789

On Regaining a Spirit of Defiance: “I’m Worried Now But I Won’t Be Worried Long”

http://www.nationofchange.org/regaining-spirit-defiance-i-m-worried-now-i-won-t-be-worried-long-1330620411

China Dumps $100+ Billion In USTs In December Per Revised TIC Data; UK Is Now Russia’s Shadow Buyer

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/china-dumps-100-billion-usts-december-revised-tic-data-uk-now-russias-shadow-buyer

Fed officials flag soft economy but mum on easing

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fed-officials-flag-soft-economy-235647241.html;_ylt=Ar6NA7DNLmIaxADmLEx3TkuiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTQ0c3J1czEyBG1pdANGaW5hbmNlIEZQIFRvcCBTdG9yeSBSaWdodARwa2cDYzZkZTYyMGYtMTllNy0zNWU3LWFiZjktMmFhMDc3MjhhNDg4BHBvcwMyBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyA2QzNzI2OTUwLTYzZmEtMTFlMS1iOWZjLWI1NThhNTkwZTI1Zg–;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

Factory growth cools, spending stagnant

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/factory-income-data-support-growth-075906195.html;_ylt=AmDI1doYqhA.Da7ntekvURaiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTQ0Nm5vaWc2BG1pdANGaW5hbmNlIEZQIFRvcCBTdG9yeSBSaWdodARwa2cDZWEyNzkwMmQtOTc0Mi0zNWY4LTk3OGQtZDM3ZDdkOTY4ZDg2BHBvcwMzBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzczNTQ1ZTUwLTYzZjItMTFlMS1iY2E3LTc0YmU1MjllZDU3Ng–;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

Inflation Is A Tax And The Federal Reserve Is Taxing The Living Daylights Out Of Us

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/inflation-is-a-tax-and-the-federal-reserve-is-taxing-the-living-daylights-out-of-us

Nasdaq cracks 3,000; stocks dip as Bernanke speaks

http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2012/02/nasdaq-cracks-3000-stocks-dip-bernanke-speaks/323556

IRS battling conservatives over tax-exempt status

http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2012/03/irs-battling-conservatives-over-tax-exempt-status/327396

Kingdom’s foreign trade jumps to $358 billion

http://arabnews.com/economy/article581881.ece

New Exposé Tracks ALEC-Private Prison Industry Effort to Replace Unionized Workers with Prison Labor

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/5/new_expos_tracks_alec_private_prison

 

Oil price jumps to 43-month high on Saudi blast reports

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17229025

 

Wars  and  Rumors of War

Pentagon prepares “aerial refueling” for Israeli planes striking Iran

http://www.debka.com/article/21780/

Israel unveils sophisticated bomb shelters in Tel Aviv

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-unveils-sophisticated-bomb-shelters-in-Tel-Aviv/articleshow/12100497.cms

US confirms placement of US forces at a radar site in Malatya

http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=379120

Russia Upgrades Air Defense Radar; Iranian Underground Nuke Facilities Vulnerable

http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/221099/russia_upgrades_air_defense_radar;_iranian_underground_nuke_facilities_vulnerable.html

Senators Concerned About Risk to U.S. Forces over Syrian Chemical Weapons

http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/220848/senators_concerned_about_risk_to_u.s._forces_over_syrian_chemical_weapons.html

Creator Explains Message Behind “Bomb Iran” Billboard

http://www.bombiran.org/

Counter-terrorism: US special forces stationed in India, reveals Pentagon

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Counter-terrorism-US-special-forces-stationed-in-India-reveals-Pentagon/articleshow/12107378.cms

Misc

Fracking Bans that Can Stand

http://www.nationofchange.org/fracking-bans-can-stand-1330618484

Occupy Education: Teachers, Students Fight School Closings, Privatization, Layoffs, Rankings