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Big polling news this afternoon – party leader ratings where Nick Clegg doesn’t come bottom

Farage has net -51% approval rating in Opinium 1st time voters poll – even worse than Clegg on -44 — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 31, 2015 Amongst 1st voters LAB leads by 15% according to Opinium. GRN on 19% UKIP 3% — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 31, 2015 The 15% LAB lead amongst […]

New Study Shows Transgender Kids Identify with Their Gender at the Same Rate as Cisgender Kids

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Gender identity is a confusing topic for most people, and the lines get even blurrier when young kids enter the arena. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter, Shiloh, made news when it was revealed that Shiloh identified as a boy and wanted to be called John. Show More Summary

CNN’s Full Page Ad Teasing Morning Joe Irks Scarborough

CNN decided to up the ante in its battle for second place in the cable news ratings wars by taking out a full-page ad in The New York Times. CNN boasted about the network’s morning program New Day beating Morning Joe in total audience for four straight months, and sister network HLN’s Morning Express beating […]

AAPL reaches an all-time high share price

Not all the news is gloomy today; shares in Apple reached an all-time new high today on analysts at Argus raised their price target to $135 per share with a "buy" rating. The share price peaked at 120.00 at one point this morning, and is currently wa...

Spain's standout GDP growth hasn't done much for its atrociously high unemployment rate

The Spanish economy grew at an impressive (for Europe) 2% year-over-year in the last quarter of 2014. That seems like really good news! But in reality it's hiding continued underlying weakness in the economy. 2% is great, but only because...Show More Summary

Wednesday Cable Ratings: Ed Schultz Drops to New Low of 35K in Demo

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

MSNBC's The Ed Show dropped to a new low of 35K in the 25-54 demo on Wednesday, making it by far the lowest rated show across all of cable news. In its 5 p.m. time slot, CNN's The Situation Room had nearly 5 times as many viewers with 156K and Fox News' The Five had nearly 10 times as many with 331K.

Go Home Already: Melting

End-of-day news: Bikeshare users could face rate hike, Senator re-introduces statehood bill, and more. [ more › ]

“Nightline” is #1 for the Week

Ratings Report: ABC News Programming For the Week of January 19, 2015   “Nightline” is #1 for the Week   “Nightline” Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks   ABC News’ “Nightline” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (1.492 million) for the...

Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Pending Home Sales

On mortgage rates from Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back to Long Term Lows After FedMortgage rates fell again today, and while the move wasn't big, it was enough to bring most lenders back in line with the best rates from two weeks ago. Show More Summary

Tuesday Cable Ratings: New Day More than Doubles Morning Joe in Demo

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

With 179K viewers in the 25-54 demo, CNN's New Day more than doubled MSNBC's Morning Joe in the ratings Tuesday. Fox News' Fox & Friends came in first in the morning with 309K in the demo while Morning Joe was third with 79K.

MSNBC Ratings Plummet in January

MSNBC, which has been struggling in the ratings for almost two years, received more bad news this week when it was revealed that the network’s ratings plunged in January. The network was down 23% in total primetime viewership and a whopping 39% in the A25-54 demo, compared to January 2014. The daytime ratings were almost […]

How to raise the minimum wage 107 percent without losing jobs or profit

A new study shows that the fast-food industry can pay a $15 minimum wage without cutting jobs or profit rates. Photo by Flickr user Xiaozhuli. Boosting the federal minimum wage would be great news for the workers who’d receive a higher paycheck. Show More Summary

President Obama’s Ratings on the Rise Both Before and Since the State of the Union Address

Positive attitudes towards the state of the country also on the rise NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Around this time last week, an apparent ratings bump for President Obama was making all sorts of news. CBS News, the Washington Post, The Fiscal Times and a variety of other outlets all reported upswings for [...]Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Jerseynomics Second ratings agency drops Atlantic City debt to junk bond status. More bad news from Moody's, and maybe not just for AC: A.C. emergency manager a 'paradigm shift' for NJ. Washingtonia Senate Dems, led by Iran hawk BobShow More Summary

Interest rates, exchange rates, and the Bank of Canada

Last week the Bank of Canada cut the overnight rate of interest from 1.00% to 0.75%. The exchange rate dropped 2 cents (about 2.5%) on the news. Consider a very simple economy with only two goods: apples and bananas. It's...

Monday Cable Ratings: CNN’s Storm Coverage Beats Fox in Demo at 10PM

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Fox News brought in Shepard Smith to anchor the network's special coverage of the blizzard that mostly bypassed New York City while hitting New England hard. But during the 10 p.m. hour Monday night, CNN managed to beat Fox in the 25-54 demo with its Don Lemon-hosted coverage of the storm.

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