Posts Tagged ‘recession’

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    Comparing Central Banks

    Apr 9, 11 • 300 Views • No Comments

    Perhaps we can divide the world between inflation fighters and recession fighters. Right now, most of the inflation fighters are in the developing world. In Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs), more expensive food and energy and growing demand are...  [read more]

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    Savers or Borrowers?

    Apr 5, 11 • 358 Views • No Comments

    In 1987, a $100 savings account would have earned close to $9 in interest. In 2005, $3.75 or so. Now, maybe 47 cents? The WSJ, had a good article describing how savers are suffering. The retirees who expected to depend on interest income until they died have...  [read more]

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    Selling Karma (With a Solar Roof)

    Mar 16, 11 • 212 Views • No Comments

    The Fisker Karma car has 2 electric motors, 1 Lithium-ion battery, and 1 internal combustion engine. Depending on the model, you can have a solar panel roof, do 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and reach a top speed beyond 125 mph. How?...  [read more]

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    Cotton Markets

    Feb 23, 11 • 275 Views • No Comments

    On November 10, 2009, the price of 1 pound of cotton was 59.2 cents. A year later it was $1.02 and now, it is close to $1.90. For many of us, the result will be more expensive jeans, more polyester, and smaller buttons. 7 For all Mankind and North Face said...  [read more]

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    More Than Just a House

    Jan 18, 11 • 242 Views • No Comments

    The story of a small home in Los Angeles is about much more than one house. Told by Marketplace.org and KCET TV, the story of the house on Lot 354 explains the entire housing bubble and bust. Built in 1927, an 1800 square foot bungalow is bought by Shawna and...  [read more]