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  • The Mythology of HOT Lanes

    12/02/2016 2:11:47 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    StreetsBlog USA ^ | September 27, 2016 | Kevin Posey
    In July Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe stood on the platform of a train station in Alexandria to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation had granted $165 million for the Atlantic Gateway project.While this is a multimodal project featuring rail, bus, and highway improvements, it was clearly the latter that most enthused the governor. At one point during his remarks, he declared that because of the road projects, “Today, the congestion is going to end!”The primary focus of the highway improvements will be an extension of the HOT (high occupancy toll) lanes on I-95 and I-395. The only other speaker...
  • The Fed Has Failed: Business Investment Efficiency Is "Worst Since The Great Depression"

    11/09/2016 6:25:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    The Fed Has Failed: Business Investment Efficiency Is "Worst Since The Great Depression" The Summary: 1.Economic policy objectives (monetary and fiscal) are meant to incentivize domestic private business investment, which drives incomes and the money multiplier effect, i.e. the engine of the economy. 2.Economic policy objectives have failed because CEOs, the private capital allocators, simply cannot accommodate business investment when the demand function is as weak as we currently find it, no matter how available and how cheap the capital. 3.The demand function is weak because we misunderstood and ignored the side effects of trade policies and their reliance on...
  • Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

    09/29/2016 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Suspending the law of supply and demand is about as possible as suspending the law of gravity Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenins useful idiots. Here is a man who grabbed the brass ring. Not by government intervention. Not by being one of the bigtime crony capitalists who rig the system that chooses winners and losers. No, he had achieved success and fortune through his own ingenuity and hard work. And for this I have always respected and commended him. Why would I call such a...
  • Robots will take over most jobs in the world by 2045

    06/06/2016 3:04:31 PM PDT · by plain talk · 87 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Jun 6, 2016 | Techradar
    As we reach the middle of the 21st century, half the population of the world will lose their job to a machine. The latest comes from Moshe Vardi, professor at Rice University , Houston, who delivered a talk to the American Association for the Advancement of Science , exploring the question: "If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?" Vardi reckons that half of workers across the globe will be replaced by machines within the next 30 years, wiping out middle-class jobs and "exacerbating inequality". He noted that robots would take over...
  • Oil Hits 6-Month High on Crude Inventory Draw

    05/11/2016 3:27:10 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-05-2016 | Charles
    Crude oil futures rose 3.5 percent in mid-afternoon trading on Wednesday, following official data earlier in the day showing a 3.4-million drop in crude inventories and a fall in crude output to 8.8 million barrels per day, the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2014. June deliveries of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) were up US$1.57, or 3.5 percent, settling at US$46.23 per barrel on the New York exchange. This jump is higher than any closing price the commodity has seen since November of last year.
  • Disney Resets Theme Park Ticket Prices For Slow, Busy Times

    02/27/2016 1:09:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Reuters via OANN ^ | February 27,2016
    <p>The busiest days create frustrations for visitors such as long lines and temporary gate closures when parks get too full. The company is expanding the parks with new attractions based on popular franchises such as Star Wars and Frozen.</p> <p>The shift to demand-based pricing is designed to help spread out crowds at Walt Disney World in Florida and at Disneyland Resort in California, Disney said in a blog post.</p>
  • This Suggests An Oil Price Recovery Might Be On Its Way

    12/10/2015 8:10:25 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oil futures prices are below $38 but there is a glimmer of hope in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) released today–world consumption increased in November and supply fell. OPEC did what everyone expected last week–nothing–and oil markets reacted badly. Brent futures fell 15% from $47.44 before the OPEC meeting on Friday (December 4) to $40.25 today (December 8). I have been saying that oil prices have been too high based on fundamentals and need to move lower in order for oil markets to balance. Now we may be seeing the beginnings of that trend. In November, world liquids supply fell...
  • Microsoft case: DoJ says it can demand every email from any US-based provider

    09/11/2015 9:17:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/09/15 | Sam Thielman
    Microsoft counsel addresses question of US search warrant for Hotmail emails stored in Ireland: We would go crazy if China did this to us The United States government has the right to demand the emails of anyone in the world from any email provider headquartered within US borders, Department of Justice (DoJ) lawyers told a federal appeals court on Wednesday. The case being heard in the second circuit court of appeals is between the US and Microsoft and concerns a search warrant that the government argues should compel Microsoft to retrieve emails held on a Hotmail server in Ireland. Microsoft...
  • Oil Prices Will Fall: A Lesson In Gravity

    05/18/2015 3:30:48 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 15 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-05-2015 | Arthur
    The oil price collapse is not over yet. It is more likely that the Brent price could fall back into the mid-$50 range than that it will continue to rise toward $70 per barrel. That is because oil prices have risen based on sentiment alone. The fundamentals of supply and demand indicate a dismal reality: oil prices will fall and may fall hard in the near term. Our present situation is like that of the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote. He routinely ran off of a cliff and as long as he didnt look down, everything was fine. But as...
  • There's 'no demand' for senior bankers on Wall Street today

    04/07/2015 8:36:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2015 | SARAH BUTCHER, EFINANCIALCAREERS
    There was a time when it was possible to retire from investment banking in your 30s. That time has passed. As the the trajectory of banking careers changes, 30 has instead become the age at which you must be positioned at a firm that will see you through to your 40s and beyond. Swapping banks when youre aged 30+ is increasingly challenging. Headhunters working across business areas bemoan the lack of recruitment beyond vice president (VP) level. Banks have become incredibly cost-conscious, says a partner at an M&A search boutique. Theyre not making a 25% return on equity any more...
  • The 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand Today

    03/18/2015 8:36:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 03/17/2015 | Glassdoor Research Team
    Curious which jobs pay the most and are in high demand right now? Glassdoor has released its inaugural 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand report, identifying top jobs that pay the most and are in high demand by employers nationwide. Job seekers: While these jobs pay handsomely, its important to note that most also require a high level of experience, skills and education to get hired. Check out the complete results: 1. Physician Average Base Salary: $212,270 Number of Job Openings: 7984 2. Pharmacy Manager Average Base Salary: $131,099 Number of Job Openings: 1787 3. Software Architect Average Base Salary:...
  • Top 10 IT Skills In Demand for 2015

    01/05/2015 1:12:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    IT CAREER FINDER ^ | 01/05/2015 | Daniel Greenspan
    IT pros and executives break down the most sought-after technology skills for 2015. As technology continues to become an increasingly vital part of how we do business, the race is on to secure top-notch talent in IT skill positions that will not only keep the organization running through 2015, but lay the groundwork for secure and successful expansion in the coming year and beyond.In its annual IT Forecast report, Computerworld surveyed 194 technology executives about the technical job roles theyll be looking to fill in 2015 here we present their findings, identify the hottest IT skill sets in each...
  • Obamacare: Fewer Doctors, More Demand

    09/10/2014 6:42:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2014 | Michael Tanner
    Obamacare, as its advocates increasingly point out, has succeeded in expanding the number of Americans with insurance. Even though this achievement came at enormous cost, still leaves millions of Americans uninsured, and dumped millions more into Medicaid, this is still one of the few successes that the health-care law can claim. However, health insurance and access to health care are not the same thing. And evidence is growing that Obamacare is likely to make it harder for us to see a doctor or otherwise obtain care. Of course, we already know that the limited network of physicians available through most...
  • White House rejects medias demand for openness, reporters slap bunch of spin

    08/14/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/14/14 | Paul Bedard
    The White House blew off a demand for openness and transparency from 40 prominent media groups, offering instead a bunch of spin that has reporters calling for a public debate on the administrations anti-press policies, according to a prominent journalism organization. We need to have a discussion, said David Cuillier, president of the 10,000-strong Society for Professional Journalists. Cuillier, in Washington to address a national convention of archivists, told Secrets that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday sent a response to a July 8 letter from SPJ and others demanding that the administration stop blocking reporter
  • The 10 Most In-Demand Software Skills

    07/02/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    CIO Insight ^ | 07/02/2014 | By Karen A. Frenkel
    The current job market has been very good for software developers, especially those with experience in several programming languages.The unemployment rate for software developers was 2.8 percent in Q1 of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a notable drop from the 5 percent unemployment rate in Q2 of 2009, the quarter when the economic recession ended, and 5.5 percent in Q1 2010.This quarter's report by Dice.com reveals the most-requested skills and platforms, and notes that those with expertise in clusters of language skills are in demand. Furthermore, the Dice report looks at what skills may...
  • Anti-Gun Activist Shannon Watts Isnt Who She Seems to Be (Not even her real name)

    05/01/2014 5:45:34 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 13 replies
    Freedom outpost ^ | April 30th 2014 | The Common Constitutionalist
    She has actually been a public-relations/communications executive for a couple of decades. The Huffington post wrote that she has been Susie homemaker for the last five years, but her own LinkedIn account states that in December of 2008 Susie homemaker founded her own public relations agency.
  • Lapid: Israel's demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as Jewish state is rubbish

    01/01/2014 3:17:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    An op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday by Roger Cohen, titled "My Jewish State" has shed light on comments Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid made during a sit down with the columnist in August 2013. During their chat last summer, Lapid reiterated his lack of interest in Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Lapid reportedly told Cohen the fact that we demand from Palestinians a declaration that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state, I just think this is rubbish. I dont need that. The whole point of Israel was we came here saying we...
  • If Obamacare Insurance was no longer Mandatory, would Liberal Democrats still buy it?

    11/13/2013 6:41:58 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 23 replies
    Graewoulf | November 13, 2013 | Graewoulf
    What would be the incentive for increased consumer demand for purchase of an Obamacare Insurance Policy instead of purchasing a policy from a private insurance company? After one year of competition on an open insurance market, how would Obamacare rate in terms of new policies, customer satisfaction, customer privacy, customer recommendations to others, and profit margins? After five years of insurance sales, would Obamacare still be operating at a net financial loss? Could a non-mandatory Obamacare be packaged for sale to a private Insurance Company? What would the the Fair Market Value of the privatization sale of Obamacare?
  • France and Mexico demand answers over US spying (deeply shocked)

    10/21/2013 2:40:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | 10/22/13
    PARIS France and Mexico have angrily demanded prompt explanations from the United States over new spying allegations leaked by former US security contractor Edward Snowden. French daily Le Monde and German weekly Der Spiegel said in separate reports published Monday that the US National Security Agency (NSA) secretly monitored tens of millions of phone communications in France and hacked into former Mexican president Felipe Calderons email account. The allegations come on top of revelations already leaked by Snowden and published in June that the US had a vast, secret program called PRISM to monitor Internet users, which French prosecutors...
  • Demand Exceeds Supply In 90% Of America's Major Housing Markets

    09/11/2013 7:49:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/2013
    Price appreciation is largely driven by the degree to which demand exceeds supply. While the best short-term measure of the housing demand/supply balance is months of supply of homes on the market, the best long-term measure is the ratio of household formations to new home construction. Since household formation data is highly unreliable, we use job growth as the best proxy because there are typically 1.2 jobs per household. Affordability, confidence, and demographic factors determine whether that household rents or buys. We have a great demand model that estimates that demand by price and rent range. Consider the following: *...