Some Common Cents for February 21st 2014

February 21, 2014, by John Norris

The debate over increasing the minimum wage is gaining some momentum. At this point, I think some form of comeuppance, if you will, is certainly in the offing. The only question remaining is: to what? Will Washington raise it to the Administration’s preferred $10.10/hour, or will it be something less? If I were putting money down on the issue, I would take the under on this bet. The Republicans will cave on the larger issue,...

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February 11, 2014, by John Norris

This past Sunday was Groundhog Day. That night, I watched the remaining 30 minutes of the movie with the same name. If you have seen Groundhog Day,” you know it is a story about a lout who lives the same day, February 2nd, over and over until he gets “it right.” It is a pretty popular flick, which has entered the American English vernacular or slang. As Wikipedia aptly puts it: “The phrase "Groundhog Day"...

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Some Common Cents for January 31st 2014

February 5, 2014, by John Norris

I have told the folks I have met with 2014 is going to be a tough one. Based on what we know now, by the time we are blowing horns and drinking champagne on New Year’s Eve, the US stock markets should be slightly positive for the year. Obviously, a lot can change over the next 12 months, but there aren’t any tea leaves suggesting an imminent economic collapse or sharp drop in corporate earnings,...

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