Tagged: paper chase

teacher sharing

Paper Chase: Teacher Sharing and Health Care

The FOMC expects to raise interest rates this year. Slow growth in the global economy and inflation being lower than expected are reasons why they did not raise rates.   The National Retail Federation predicts an increase of 3.7% from last year’s holiday shopping to 630 billion dollars. Holiday shopping...

Online soulmate

Paper Chase: Online Soulmate, Jobs and Weed

  We are at the lowest unemployment rate in 7 years. 223,000 jobs were created in April which was roughly in line with analysts estimates. Mortgage rates are creeping up as the 30 year is now at 3.8%. In July, Jet Blue will start flying weekly single charter flights to...

cancer

Paper Chase: Flu and Cancer Vaccines

  Better than expected unemployment report topped the best year for jobs since 1999. The unemployment rate was 5.6% in December. This was the lowest since June 2008 and better than expectations.   Additionally, 250,000 jobs were created and 50,000 more were added to previous months revisions. Unfortunately, wage growth...

digital salsa

Paper Chase: Digital Salsa

  Stocks closed 2014 at near record levels as the Dow finished positive for a 6th straight year up 7.5%. This is the longest run of positive gains since 1991 through 1999.   The S&P 500 ended the year up 11%. This is now 3 straight years of double digit...

home

Paper Chase: Buy A House

  58 dollar per barrel oil? Yep, due to increased supply from the U.S., a strong dollar, and decreased global demand.   Retail sales came in up .7% stronger than expected. This is important because consumers makeup two thirds of the economy.   Oil Investors have been nervous about slowing...

gas tax

Paper Chase: Increase The Gas Tax

  The 321,000 jobs created in November was a faster pace than economists expected, and the most in 3 years. The unemployment rate remains steady at 5.8%. Average hourly earnings are also up 0.4% which is the most in 18 months.   Auto sales were strong this year, and are...

shop local

Paper Chase: Shop Local

  OPEC, in it s most critical meeting in years amidst plunging oil prices because of oversupply and weak globe demand. However, to the surprise of many, the ministers decided not to limit production. Oil prices are at their lowest point in over 4 years below 70 dollar per barrel....

Healthcare.gov

Paper Chase: One Year of Healthcare.gov

  The Bank of China has lowered interest rates to stimulate their economy. Meanwhile, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi started their bond buying program to jump start their economy. Central banks cutting interest rates and buying bonds definitely sounds familiar.   Existing home sales rose 1.55% in October...