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David Sterman - Sat Jul 27

To paraphrase the 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, the tenure of a corporate executive can be "nasty, brutish and short." Indeed, many CEOs and chief financial officers last just a few years on the job before the board decides that fresh blood is needed. ... more

Eli Lehrer - Sat Jul 27

Like a lot of conservatives, I have plenty of doubts about the president’s massive health care overhaul that’s going to change the way Americans get health coverage come Jan. 1, 2014. I think the plan is too big, too expensive, too cumbersome, too reliant on subsidies and imposes too may regulations. ... more

Charles Payne - Sat Jul 27

This is a very interesting earning season where distinctions are being made between winners and losers within the same industry and sector; disasters aren't dragging down rivals or the entire market and winners pop but, typically close lower as some profit-taking kicks in. In the meantime, winners are being rewarded immensely. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sat Jul 27

Those attending the iProperty.com International Property Expo in Singapore, to learn about "the best property in Asia" can win a free house by attending. The location of that house, however, might just be the most laughable "prize" in convention history. ... more

John Ransom - Sat Jul 27

I’ve never before seen the opposition so paralyzed before missteps, blunders, gaffes, scandals, admitted incompetency, greed, overreach, mismanagement, lies, outrageous crimes and…did I say greed? ... more

Crista Huff - Sat Jul 27

On June 10, we told Ransom Notes listeners that the stock would probably bounce once more at $49, then recover to $56, both of which happened by July 11. The stock price is up 26% since our buy signal, broke past $56 in mid-July, and continues to climb. ... more

Ransom Notes Radio - Sat Jul 27

Let’s expand the corporate welfare state. . . After all, it worked out so well for GM and Detroit. Tad DeHaven, with Cato, joined the program to discuss the way States and the Feds are trying to pick winners and losers. (They’re mostly picking losers, by the way.) ... more

Bill Tatro - Sat Jul 27

Oh my goodness, what an absolute delight it would be — I’m referring to the chance of being a historian years from now as the books are written, comprehensively describing the financial crisis of 2007-2008. I’m sure that many of the books will focus on the whys and wherefores. ... more

Jeff Crouere - Sat Jul 27

At a Republican Governor’s forum in Aspen, Colorado, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted Libertarians as “very dangerous.” The Governor noted his troubles with the spread of libertarianism in both political parties, specifically targeting U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). ... more

Ransom Notes Radio - Fri Jul 26

President Barack Obama says this recovery is better than most because of Obamacare – and he accused Republicans of making up “fake” scandals. Apparently the President’s intellectual dishonesty has few limits. ... more

Crista Huff - Fri Jul 26

Global social network icon Facebook, Inc. reported second quarter ad revenue up 61% year-over-year, surprising Wall Street with its rapid transition from desktop to mobile advertising. ... more

Brett Bogus - Fri Jul 26

One of the major concerns that has been voiced over the future of precious metals, particularly gold, as an investment is that when the economy gets better and the Federal Reserve finally decides to reverse policy and raise interest rates, the price of gold will plummet. ... more

Night Watch - Fri Jul 26

Riding on horses and ponies, some 50 Chinese soldiers intruded into the Indian territory of Chumar in Ladakh region in northwestern India on 16 July. They re-asserted the Chinese claim to the area and returned to China. Since then two additional Chinese incursions were reported on 18 and 20 July. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Fri Jul 26

Barack Obama is "pivoting" - again. He wants us to stop worrying about all the "phony scandals" and pat him on the back for the fine job he's done leading the economic recovery for the last four-plus years. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Fri Jul 26

About two weeks ago, while making an important point about the Laffer Curve, here’s what I wrote about the fiscal disaster in Detroit. ... more

Charles Payne - Fri Jul 26

Yesterday morning I had an opportunity to visit with an organization called World of Money dedicated to teaching young kids, mostly inner-city youth, about money. At times watching these kids go through their lessons I was moved to having to choke back tears. These would be tears of joy and pride. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Fri Jul 26

Inquiring minds are digging into the latest Durable Goods Report by the Census Bureau. ... more

Michael F. Cannon - Fri Jul 26

If Democratic support for Obamacare fell because more Democrats suddenly wish the law went farther, that drop would occur first and primarily among left-wing Democrats, not moderates and conservatives. ... more

Tad DeHaven - Fri Jul 26

In a recent op-ed for the Indianapolis Star I discussed the symbiotic relationship between federal and state government when it comes to doling out corporate welfare subsidies. ... more

John Ransom - Fri Jul 26

Yes, the most transparently opportunistic administration is becoming more transparent every day. In the midst of negotiations for a free-trade agreement between Europe and the U.S., the NSA Papers, made transparent by Edward Snowden, reveal that America has been spying on allies as well as enemies. ... more

Michael Schaus - Fri Jul 26

A liberal community organizing outfit in the great state of New-New-York (Colorado) was forced to delay their “gun-buy-back” program because of new laws mandating universal background checks. Their attempts were foiled by a law that mandates any “transfer of arms” must be accompanied by a background check. God, it turns out, has a tremendous sense of humor. ... more

Bill Gunderson - Thu Jul 25

Being in the right areas of the market at any given point in time can vastly improve your investing experience. The obvious next question is, what are the right areas of the market at the current time? ... more

Ransom Notes Radio - Thu Jul 25

You know things are bad when the President decides he’d rather talk about the economy than anything else. Also, Robert Mazur joined the program to discuss his past as an undercover DEA agent – and current day money laundering. ... more