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Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

Consumer products giant, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers

Guest Contribution: Is the US Current Account Deficit Problem Over?

Today we are fortunate to have a guest contribution written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University, and former Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99. The latest World Economic Outlook, released this month by the International Monetary Fund, warns that even though global “flow imbalances” are lower […]

New-home sales close to flat in September

Pace of sales for newly built homes has improved a mere 1.7 percent so far this year compared to 2013

Big banana merger hits a roadblock

A combination of Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Fyffes would have created the world's largest banana supplier

New Home Sales increased slightly to 467,000 Annual Rate in September

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 467 thousand. August sales were revised down from 504 thousand to 466 thousand, and July sales were revised down from 427 thousand...Show More Summary

I'm 90 Percent American and 10 Percent Canadian

(October 24, 2014 11:54 AM, by David Henderson) You can take the boy out of Canada, but you can't (completely) take Canada out of the boy As a U.S. federal employee, I'm going through a security clearance for the first time in years. The guy who came to... (0 COMMENTS)

An Anarcho-Capitalist Disney Movie I'd Like to See: Who Paid for The Palace?

(October 24, 2014 09:28 AM, by Art Carden) WARNING: CONTAINS FROZEN SPOILERS. My daughter is four years old, which means we consume a lot of Disney Princess merchandise: movies, toys, etc. As one might expect, everyone in our house basically knows every word to every song from Frozen.... (0 COMMENTS)

Class Traitors: How Ideological Brainwashing Gets Rich and Ordinary Americans to Undermine Their Economic Interest

Linda Beale, of ataxingmatter, has written forcefully and persuasively about some of the propagandizing-accepted-as-gospel that the well-heeled use to advocate policies that advance their economic interests. For instance, as most Naked...Show More Summary

CO2 emissions increased in 2013

Some time series data: U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased in 2013 by 129 million metric tons (2.5%), the largest increase since 2010 and the fourth-largest increase since 1990. Emissions trends reflect a combination of economic factors (population multiplied by per capita output [GDP/population]), energy intensity (energy use per...

DISRUPTION: iPads for Cash Registers: Life from Crows Coffee

If you had asked me five years ago what iPads would be used for, I would not have said "cash registers"... They tell me that it's $600 vs. $2000 upfront for an iPad vs. a conventional cash-register system, with similar transaction f...

Liveblogging World War II: October 24, 1944: Turkey Trots to Water...

James D. Hornfischer: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: >The seas rolled calmly, stirred by a gentle easterly wind, when the early risers of the morning watch rose for breakfast at three A.M. to relieve the midwatch at four. Aboard...Show More Summary

Missouri Catholic Church Forces Woman to Leave Job After Gay Marriage: Live from McCarran Airport

Here is a decision that Bishop Finn could reverse, should he decide to listen to his Pope, and thus decide to change his life follow Jesus Christ rather than Baal Melqart. I'm not holding my breath... Mary Sanchez (May 2014): Catholic...Show More Summary

Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs

Ford's net income dropped 34 percent in the third quarter, largely due to the cost of launching the F-150 pickup

Over at Equitable Growth: The Persistence of American Conservative Opposition to ObamaCare: Friday Focus for October 17, 2014

[Over at Equitable Growth][1]: Jonathan Chait has an interesting piece on the thought on healthcare policy of the likely future senator from Iowa, Joni Ernst: Jonathan Chait: [Joni Ernst Talks About Why She Hates Obamacare][refRepublican Admits Why Republicans Hate Obamacare -- NYMag]: "Conservative... Show More Summary

Why low oil prices don't translate into lower air fares

Even though oil prices are sliding dramatically, air fares aren't going to fall -- experts are divided as to why

Liveblogging World War II Today: October 16, 2014

: [World War II Today]( >Victoria Cross: No. 6092111 Private (acting Sergeant) George Harold Eardley, The King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (Congleton, Cheshire). >In North-West Europe, on 16th October, 1944, during...Show More Summary

Affluent students borrowing more for college

College is more expensive than ever, leading even wealthier families to take on more debt to pay for school

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