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Euro crisis hits Global Profits says Bloomberg, but June US tax collections hit 4 year record

Bloomberg says that global corporate profits are being hit by the Euro crisis. Maybe so, but second quarter corporate taxes in the US hit a 4 year record. Europe’s debt crisis is putting pressure on corporate earnings globally with companies from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) to Danone (BN) cutting forecasts and signaling profits will…

Sandusky and How Things Work | Capitalstool.com

by Jorma The Sandusky thing represents a broader aspect of how things work. To wit those at the top of powerful institutions, governmental, corporate, military or any other are protected by the institution and all its members. In addition government legal powers are taught to steer clear of those powerful institutions. Sandusky was protected for…

Putin- Champion of Free Market Competition

“State capitalism is not our goal,” Vladimir Putin said in his first big speech on the economy since his return to the Kremlin, managing to leave investors at Russia’s premier business forum little wiser as to how serious he is about selling state assets. Privatisation has come to the fore as Russia’s most divisive policy…

Surviving the investment bank killing zone – Reuters

Investment banking faces a shakeout and only large commercial players and boutiques offering outstanding service will survive and prosper, the head of emerging markets banking specialist Renaissance Group told Reuters. Investment banks are undergoing wrenching change as weak financial markets force companies to pull back on raising capital and striking deals, cutting the flow of…

Chinese Data Said to Be Manipulated, Understating Slowdown – NYTimes.com

As the Chinese economy continues to sputter, prominent corporate executives in China and Western economists say there is evidence that local and provincial officials are falsifying economic statistics to disguise the true depth of the troubles. Record-setting mountains of excess coal have accumulated at the country’s biggest storage areas because power plants are burning less…

Latest Lagging Government Housing Index Confirms New 12 Month High In Median US Home Price

FHFA Press Release- Washington, DC – U.S. house prices rose 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from March to April, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index. The previously reported 1.8 percent increase in March was revised downward to reflect a 1.6 percent increase. For the 12 months ending in April, U.S.…