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2016 

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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You.   Total international arms sales were $71.8 billion in 2014, up slightly from $70.1 billion in 2013. The US was the TOP arms exporter at $36.2 billion, followed by Russia at $10.2 billion, Sweden at $5.5 bi...
01/30/2016
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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. Cash home sales were 32.5% of all transactions at the end of 2015, which is down from 35.9% that finished 2014. Cash sales peaked in Jan. of 2011 at 46.6% and have historically averaged 25% of sales. At the...
01/30/2016
If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. In 2015, Brazil's economy shrunk by 4% and it will contract 3.5% more in 2016. Moreover, inflation is 10.7% and rising quickly. Yet the central bank didn't raise rates. This may be because debt service alre...
01/30/2016
If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. US colleges raised $40.31 billion last year, up 7.6% from 2014. Stanford raised the most, $1.63 billion, Harvard $1.05 billion, USC  $650 million, UCSF  $610 million and Cornell at $590 million. The top 20 ...
01/29/2016
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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. In yesterday's post-meeting statement, the Fed is trying to keep their options open and separate. If employment and inflation continue to improve, they will raise rates in March. But given the strengthening...
01/27/2016
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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. While auto sales hit 17.5 million in 2015, slightly surpassing the prior record set in 2000, the US population is now 12.7% larger! Per capita sales are falling because the percentage of persons with driver...
01/27/2016
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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. While US exports to China are just 1% of GDP, China's slowdown still matters. Countries that export raw materials to China (like Australia), that have substantial two-way trade with China (like Japan), or t...
01/22/2016
If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. January's National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder confidence index was 60, unchanged from December but down from the recent peak of 65 in October.   Moreover, after hitting 57 for the firs...
01/22/2016
If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. It's already being talked about as being on the ballets again this year. Here are a few stats I was able to grab. 5.9% of college students reported smoking marijuana on a daily or near daily (DND) basis, up...
01/22/2016
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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. Wage and productivity growth are scant, exports, energy, agriculture and mining are weak, the manufacturing sector is in recession and unsurprisingly GDP growth is sluggish. At the same time job growth is g...
01/21/2016
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