At the very core, this U.S. government shutdown means that about one million federal employees will be told to go home without pay. Non-essential services will be stopped until further notice. This will be mainly due to a lack of funds. (Source: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, September 24, 2013.) National parks will be closed; museums will be shut along with many other services.
What government services will be available? Social security and the Medicare payments will be sent out to those who already rely on it. For those who are applying for it during the U.S. government... Read More
The Haney Group feel that growth in experience from developing countries that leverage private investment with relatively small amounts of public financing have the key to successful investment.
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While the media and politicians tell us we’re in an economic recovery…I keep writing about the slowdown we’re heading towards. How can I say that?
First, take out the stock buyback programs, and you’ll see that U.S. companies are seeing their earnings and revenues grow this year at their slowest pace since 2009. (More on that in today’s “Michael’s Personal Notes” column below.)
From a boring (but extremely important) economic point of view:
When a country experiences economic growth, industrial production of electricity and gas utilities pick up as factories and... Read More
In these pages, I have written extensively on how central banks will ultimately be the ones who drive gold bullion prices much higher. The phenomena of these banks getting back into gold (after they were net sellers for years) started in mid-2009.
The chart below clearly shows the rise in gold bullion reserves held by central banks across the global economy; its trend is quite impressive, even for a gold bug like me.
Central banks’ gold reserves have increased about 6.4% since the first quarter of 2008 to the first quarter of 2013. (Source: World Gold Council, last accessed... Read More
Eni signs an agreement with the city of L’Aquila for the restoration of the Basilica of Santa Maria Collemaggio and the redevelopment of the Parco del Sole. With the signing of this agreement, Eni is committing to allocating the economic resources necessary for the realisation of the project, expected to amount to approximately € 14 million, as well as providing the technical and project management expertise necessary to complete the restoration and redevelopment.
Today signifies the conclusion of the celebrations connected with Celestine’s Pardon in L’Aquila. The occasion has been marked... Read More
I’m sure most of you have noticed that in the last decade, water consumption has tripled with prices about a hundred times more tap water. Some of us buy it just because we like it, others because they think it taste better then you have those who believe it’s just healthier. But is it worth $33.50 per bottle?
I’m not referring to a 10 or 16 oz. bottle either.
The Japanese drinking water “Hawaiian Deep Seawater”, has become so profitable that the Hawaiian government is now allowing bottlers to use a state-certified logo for their deep seawater for a supposed fee. Hawaii Deep... Read More
The life span of an oil well is an often misunderstood concept to the public. This misjudgment causes many to develop a view that works against future American energy solutions. Current energy challenges require balanced solutions. While technologies are developed to improve renewable energy sources, it is essential to grasp the transitory role fossil fuels play in stabilizing our economy. Therefore, oil wells, are still vital to the economic growth of the country. Heritage Oil & Gas is serving a critical part in providing domestic petroleum products by utilizing modern technology... Read More
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