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How Free Trade Creates Prosperity For Everyone

by @ Thursday, June 10th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Free Trade

A great new video from Tom Palmer:

Bill O’Reilly Compares Gay People To Terrorists

by @ Friday, June 4th, 2010. Filed under Business, Dumbasses, Economics, Individual Liberty

Asshole:

This Is What Rand Paul Was Really Talking About: Waitress Sues Hooters For “Weight Bias”

Forget the Civil Rights Act of 1964, should this woman have a right to force Hooters to give her a job:
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A former Hooters waitress who says she was told by management she was too heavy to work has sued the restaurant.
Cassandra Smith says Hooters violated Michigan law when it placed her on [...]

231,000 Private Sector Jobs Added In April

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under Business, Credit Crisis, Economics

Signs of an economic turnaround ?
The American economy added an unexpected strong 290,000 jobs in April, while the unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent, the government said Friday.
Analysts had expected a gain of about 190,000 in the month.
With revisions on Friday, April was the fourth consecutive month that the economy added workers (a revised 230,000 [...]

Washington Post Puts Newsweek Up For Sale

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Media

The Washington Post announced today that it was putting Newsweek up for sale:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Washington Post co. announced Wednesday it is looking to sell Newsweek magazine, which has posted losses since 2007 and is expected to continue to see sales decline in 2010.
The publishing company said it has hired investment bank Allen & [...]

Even The New York Times Agrees: Obama And General Motors Lied To The American People

The absurd claim that General Motors has “paid back it’s loan” isn’t passing the laugh test at the Old Grey Lady:
Truth seekers the nation over, therefore, are indebted to Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, who in recent days uncovered what he called a government-enabled “TARP money shuffle.” It relates to General Motors, which [...]

Too Little, Too Late: Moonies Put Washington Times On The Market

by @ Sunday, May 2nd, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Media, Washington DC

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After years of financial problems and two decades of playing second fiddle to The Washington Post, the Unification Church is putting The Washington Times on the market:
Washington Times executives are negotiating to sell the newspaper, after the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s family cut off most of the annual subsidy of about $35 million that has [...]

Once Again, General Motors Did Not Really Pay Back Any Of It’s Government Loans

Reason’s Nick Gillespie explain:

It’s a fraud, folks.

First Quarter GDP Expands By 3.2%

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics

Potential good news about the economy:
The United States economy continued to expand in the first quarter, but economists cautioned that the pace of growth is still not nearly fast enough to recover ground lost during the recession.
National output grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.2 percent last quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday, [...]

What’s That You Say ? Pole Dancing Isn’t Art ?

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, In The News

At least not according to a New York State Tax Board:
The gyrations of a pole dancer may be difficult to execute, but that does not make them art, a New York state tax appeals board has concluded in rejecting an administrative law judge’s finding that the exotic dancing qualifies for a sales [...]

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