Category Archives: US News

Methinks It’s Time for a Market Correction

I’m one of those people who gets nervous when the market hits new highs amidst what looks like a deteriorating economy for the middle class…but I’ll try not to be a Debbie Downer so, “Happy New Record for the Dow Day!”

Dow Power! Iconic stock gauge tops 17,000 for 1st time | Americas Markets.

Hedge Fund Tied to RI Pension Investments Comes Under Scrutiny

The plot thickens… Anybody want to hedge their bets about whether the SEC will have any teeth in this situation?  By the way, Standard and Poor’s is at an all-time high today.

GoLocalProv | News | NY Lawyer Charges RI Pension Investments Tied to New SEC Complaint.

NASDAQ:WFM: 38.27 -9.68 (-20.19%) – Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Feeling bad for anyone who went long on Whole Foods recently…quite a pullback today.

 

NASDAQ:WFM: 38.27 -9.68 (-20.19%) – Whole Foods Market, Inc..

A mortgage is a terrible investment – The Week

Herding the incomes of the young into deteriorating assets like housing is a dangerous misallocation of capital and investment. Investing heavily in housing means those incomes are not being invested in productive opportunities in other sectors of the economy, whether that is investment in the stocks of other companies, or individuals starting their own businesses.

via A mortgage is a terrible investment – The Week.

Health care reform may cut behavioral admissions : Family Practice News

Interesting dynamic here!

Health care reform may cut behavioral admissions : Family Practice News.

America’s deportation machine: The great expulsion | The Economist

This is a complex issue.

America’s deportation machine: The great expulsion | The Economist.

Daily Kos: Social Workers Deserve More

Social Work as a profession is now in higher demand than ever. Now is the time to advocate for equitable salaries in the medical and psychiatric fields.

Daily Kos: Social Workers Deserve More.

Nursing Mothers Granted Tax Break

Yay!  Tax breaks for nursing mothers!

Nursing Mothers Granted Tax Break.

Mom, 4 kids dead in Brooklyn stabbing – CNN.com

Sometimes you can’t blame it on the guns.  Really sad.  We need more community in this country, so we can work out our problems without violence. One answer is better access to mental health services.

Mom, 4 kids dead in Brooklyn stabbing – CNN.com.

Obamacare a boon for women

And in the good news department…

 

Obamacare a boon for women.

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