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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Some additional encouraging economic news...

    From the Business Roundtable's just-released survey of CEOs:

    Optimism for companies' sales outlooks continued to increase. Nearly three-quarters of surveyed CEOs expect sales growth over the next 6 months

    The number of CEOs planning higher U.S. capital spending at their companies has continued to rise.

    For the first time since the start of the recession, more CEOs expect higher employment at their companies than those expecting lower employment over the next 6 months. Those hiring plans/expectations suggest that the resumption of net job growth in March could be sustained through at least the next 6 months.
    CEOs are the cheerleaders and usually overly optimistic. That's one thing that led to the economic collapse in the first place. Wouldn't put too much stock into what CEOs say.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    CEOs are the cheerleaders and usually overly optimistic. That's one thing that led to the economic collapse in the first place. Wouldn't put too much stock into what CEOs say.
    Exactly (we're agreeing a lot in this thread). Who wants a CEO that's gloom and doom; they're the Cheerleading Executive Officers.

    When commericial real estate collapses, look out. Plus, multifamily developments (apartments, high-rises, etc) are in major trouble because they aren't bringing in enough rent to make the mortgage payments, and balloon loans are coming due in force in 2010 and 2011.

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    FOXNews.com - New Jobless Claims Rise



    The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that jobs remain scarce even as the economy recovers.

    The Labor Department said first-time claims increased by 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 460,000. That's worse than economists' estimates of a drop to 435,000, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.

    The report covers the week that includes the Easter holiday, and a Labor Department analyst said seasonal adjustment for that week can be difficult since the Easter holiday occurs in different weeks each year.

    The tally of people continuing to claim benefits for more than a week fell by 131,000 to 4.55 million, the lowest level since December 2008.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that jobs remain scarce even as the economy recovers.

    The Labor Department said first-time claims increased by 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 460,000. That's worse than economists' estimates of a drop to 435,000, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.

    The report covers the week that includes the Easter holiday, and a Labor Department analyst said seasonal adjustment for that week can be difficult since the Easter holiday occurs in different weeks each year.

    The tally of people continuing to claim benefits for more than a week fell by 131,000 to 4.55 million, the lowest level since December 2008.
    This time they're not blaming it on the weather, but on the Easter holiday

    Overall, jobless claims jumped but the overall trend is down. So on the Taylor econo-meter this gets a .

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Overall, jobless claims jumped but the overall trend is down. So on the Taylor econo-meter this gets a
    For some reason, i do not trust the "Taylor econo-meter" to display accuracy. All i have heard lately is partisan tidbits.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    FOXNews.com - New Jobless Claims Rise

    The report covers the week that includes the Easter holiday, and a Labor Department analyst said seasonal adjustment for that week can be difficult since the Easter holiday occurs in different weeks each year.
    So.....we blamed it on Jesus?

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    What is the obsession "right of center" with blame? All accounts point to a positive sloped trend, and none of you will even acknowledge it. Why?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    What is the obsession "right of center" with blame? All accounts point to a positive sloped trend, and none of you will even acknowledge it. Why?
    The ONLY good news is on Wall Street where your tax dollars are propping up the investment community..

    The "slope" you refer to is called "THE BOTTOM" by those that choose their own words.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by ConservaBill View Post
    The ONLY good news is on Wall Street where your tax dollars are propping up the investment community..

    The "slope" you refer to is called "THE BOTTOM" by those that choose their own words.
    I was referring to the trajectory of the output trend. Technically, the bottom occurred a while ago.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    What is the obsession "right of center" with blame? All accounts point to a positive sloped trend, and none of you will even acknowledge it. Why?
    Once things get better they'll forget all about blame (and credit).

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