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US Government Entitlements - The Sixth Biggest Economy On Earth

Excerpted from David Stockman's forthcoming book "Trumped! A Nation On The Brink... And How To Bring It Back", Because the main street economy is failing, the nation’s entitlement rolls have exploded. About 110 million citizens now receive some form of means tested benefits. Show More Summary

Black Coffee: Wall Street vs. Main Street

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Let’s get right to it this week … Credits and Debits Debit: Although restaurant sales are up 5% […]

Coming Soon: Trumped! (Part 6. Government Entitlements—–The Sixth Biggest Economy On Earth

Because the main street economy is failing, the nation’s entitlement rolls have exploded. About 110 million citizens now receive some form of means tested benefits. When social security is included, more than 160 million citizens get checks from Washington. The post Coming Soon: Trumped! (Part 6. Show More Summary


“ Equity'"s main claim to fame is that it’s the first female-dominated depiction of the cutthroat dealings that define greed-is-good, ethics-are-overrated Wall Street. Given that most movies with plots revolving around the high-stakes...Show More Summary

Main Street Blues: Post-Fed Macro Indicators Reveal Economic Weakness

US unemployment claims rose in mid-July while consumer sentiment slipped, reflecting insufficient strength in the broader economy; subsequently, the Atlanta Fed lowered their GDP growth projections to an annualized 1.8 percent.

Nuremberg in the 1910s – 66 Impressive Vintage Photos Captured Street Scenes in the City of Bavaria 100 Years Ago

Nuremberg is a city on the river Pegnitz and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia, about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Munich. It is the second-largest city in...Show More Summary

Song of the Day: “Sweet Virginia”

“Tryin’ to stop the waves behind your eyeballs,” Mick Jagger sings on “Sweet Virginia,” a determined country shuffle off their seminal 1972 record, Exile On Main Street, an album frequently mentioned on Best Of lists and widely hailed as one of the most influential of the century.

A financial transaction tax would help ensure Wall Street works for Main Street

A well-designed financial transaction tax—a small levy placed on the sale of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and other investments—would be an efficient and progressive way to generate tax revenues.

Real Wall Street Women on How Banks Deal With Pregnancy

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Equity, a new film out Friday, subverts the typical Wall Street tale. There are no big swinging dicks. The main characters are women, and incredibly, they are not wives, prostitutes, or cocaine conduits. Instead, they are real people talking about work, driving the stock market, and (gasp) getting pregnant. The film ... More »

Korean Banchan Comes Off The Sidelines At Atoboy In Flatiron

Banchan, side dishes that are a fundamental part of any Korean meal, enjoy a moment as the main attraction at Atoboy, opening tomorrow on East 28th Street just off Park Avenue. Inside the railroad-style restaurant, whose walls flip between...Show More Summary

Good morning from Disneyland!

By Robert Niles: Good morning from Main Street USA! If you haven't been to Disneyland recently (or even if you have), I hope you would enjoy the view down Main Street from atop one of Disneyland's double-decker buses. Of course, Main Street isn't where the news is happening these days in Walt's original theme park. Show More Summary

Reconstruction of Russian Main Road TIMELAPS

Finally, Russians can take pride in the full renovation of Moscow's central boulevard, Tverskaya Street.

A startup backed by the hero of 'The Big Short' is attempting to bring Wall Street to Main Street

Eight years after the sub-prime crisis, news of a new startup bringing institutional real estate exposure to individual investors may be met with some skepticism. But Michael Burry, the hedge fund manager who foresaw the housing market’s...Show More Summary

The Grave of Rope Walker in Corsicana, Texas

Rope Walker was a peg-legged Jewish tightrope walker who died in 1884, when he fell from a rope stretched across one of the town’s main streets. He had an iron stove strapped to his back. According to local stories, he asked for a rabbi as he was dying, but he did not reveal his name. Show More Summary

Hartford, Connecticut, 1960s

5 days agoVehicles / Cars :

Date: mid-1960s Location: Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut Source: via Joe Sokola What do you see here?

Next Week’s Fed, BOJ Action to Define World Economy Movements

Spillovers of the Neo-Keynesian monetary policies exercised by the world’s central banks have affected global economic growth, exacerbating disinvestment on Main Street and fueling gains in fixed-income value, thus normalizing monetary conditions in the US and Japan a desirable object for international manufacturers, traders and services providers.

Ibuki is no longer the character I fell in love with, but that's okay

Ibuki was one of the handful of characters I dabbled in while playing Street Fighter IV. The others were Hakan (my main), T. Hawk, Dan, Seth, and Makoto. Once I found out that Ibuki's neckbreaker slide was a lot like Hakan's belly slide, I was all about it. Show More Summary

Massive Fire in Downtown Bothell Under Control

by Tricia Romano courtesy City of Bothell A fire that broke out on Main Street and 102nd Avenue NE in Bothell early this morning has been tamed, but is not yet out. According to the Bothell Fire Department the fire affected the Mercantile Building, which is under construction, and the Bothell Mall. Show More Summary

President's US Visit Reinforces Mexico's Importance to Main Street America

For the second time in less than a month, Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama are meeting to explore how to deepen collaboration in issues ranging from security to climate change and our commercial relationship. The timing of this meeting on Friday--between the two presidential conventions--could just be chalked up to a coincidental schedule alignment. Show More Summary

A Simple & Historic Scandinavian-Inspired Home in Maine — House Tour

(Image credit: Submitted by Danny & Lyndsay Gugger) Name: Danny and Lyndsay Gugger Location: Portland, Maine Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: Renting 2 months Danny writes: "My wife and I live on the historic Deering Street in Portland, Maine. Show More Summary

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