Posts Tagged ‘recession’

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    Start-up stories

    Aug 10, 10 • 311 Views • No Comments

    During 1939, in a garage, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started a new firm. Also in a garage, several decades later Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs started Apple. Yes, Walt Disney worked in his uncle’s garage and Mattel, the toy company that makes Barbie...  [read more]

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    Unexpected Economic Indicators

    May 30, 10 • 323 Views • No Comments

    Instead of the G.D.P., CPI, and assorted leading and lagging indicators, economists also look at an entirely different set of data. Sometimes hemlines, movie star preferences, and everyday purchases provide business cycle evidence. During a plunge in economic...  [read more]

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    Is It Over?

    Apr 14, 10 • 354 Views • No Comments

    Imagine a “u” attached to a slightly (or considerably) higher upside down “u” and you are looking at 2 business cycles. A business cycle includes a peak, a contraction, a trough, and an expansion. Most people think that this...  [read more]

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    Random Recession Notes

    Mar 23, 10 • 268 Views • No Comments

    The impact of a recession might not be entirely what we expect. A recent study from the University of Ottawa suggests that we sleep more during a recession. Canadians slept two hours and 34 minutes more per week. Hypothesizing that it makes people happier, a...  [read more]

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    Frugal Fatigue?

    Mar 21, 10 • 367 Views • No Comments

    Some of us are suffering from frugal fatigue. According to a New York psychologist, symptoms could include anxiety, fear, depression, and even the common cold. The cause is stress from watchful, recessionary budgeting which for certain people is no longer as...  [read more]