WEEK ONE HUNDRED & FORTY-FOUR

October 17, 2011

1.     The Occupy Wall Street movement has close to $300,000, as well as storage space in lower Manhattan loaded with donated supplies--it stared down city officials to hang onto its makeshift headquarters, showed its muscle October 15th with a big Times Square demonstration, and found leagues of activists demonstrating in solidarity across the country and around the world:

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WEEK ONE HUNDRED & FORTY-THREE

October 10, 2011     Just last week, a bear market seemed inevitable, but since then, stocks have surged four of the past five days, bringing the S&P's 500 index up 8.7%:

  • The latest jump came after the leaders of France and Germany pledged to come up with a far-reaching solution to the region's debt crisis by the end of the month--analysts said that the volatile period is probably going to continue as people try to work things out and get some sense of where we're heading in the future.

October 11, 2011

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WEEK ONE HUNDRED & FORTY-THREE

October 10, 2011     Just last week, a bear market seemed inevitable, but since then, stocks have surged four of the past five days, bringing the S&P's 500 index up 8.7%:

  • The latest jump came after the leaders of France and Germany pledged to come up with a far-reaching solution to the region's debt crisis by the end of the month--analysts said that the volatile period is probably going to continue as people try to work things out and get some sense of where we're heading in the future.

October 11, 2011

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WEEK ONE HUNDRED & FORTY

September 19, 2011

1.     In a blunt rejoinder to congressional Republicans, President Obama called for $1.5 trillion in new taxes, part of a total ten-year deficit reduction package totaling more than $3 trillion--he vowed to veto any deficit reduction package that cuts benefits to Medicare recipients but does not raise taxes on the wealthy and on big corporations:

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