Tuesday, September 23, 2014

General Economics

Market Watch | Home prices rise 0.1% in July: FHFA
Home prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in July, slower than a 0.3% gain in June, according to data released Tuesday.
CNN Money | Is the economic recovery real? 3 stats to watch
There is so much data on the economy now, it is hard to figure out what is most important.
Market Watch | U.S. Markit flash PMI flat at 57.9 in September
The "flash" reading of U.S. manufacturing conditions was unchanged in September at 57.9, keeping the indext at a 52-month high, the privately run firm Markit said Tuesday.
Wall Street Journal | Obama Takes U.N. Rostrum to Back World Emissions Cuts
President Barack Obama will use a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday to argue that the U.S. is ready to lead in a new set of global climate-change negotiations, despite uncertain commitment to emissions cuts from U.S. and other countries and political disagreement at home.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
The Washington Times | The long-run solution to an economic mess
Yes, the world is a mess - but there is a long-run solution.

Wall Street Journal | Hispanics Were the Only Major Group to See Poverty Drop Last Year
Last week’s news that the official U.S. poverty rate fell for the first time in seven years to 14.5% from 15% was greeted lukewarmly—and for good reason.