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Have you read today's finance headlines?

Stocks edge higher on jobs, service sector growth +

Treasury says scaling back borrowing capacity +

Time Warner posts rise in 2Q earnings, boosts view +

Service sector grows more quickly in July +

Toyota posts $2.2 bln profit as car sales recover + (If these sales are in the US, more are making big ticket purchases and adding to the economin growth of the country)

= things are in fact looking better economically....

Thoughts?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Aug. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (29)
  • Looking at the headlines form 18 months ago to NOW....we have made great headway


    Caustiously optimistic

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:49 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Caution is the key--not all sunshine and rainbows, but definitely not the storm clouds of the recent past.
    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 11:51 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I was glad to hear of the job growth. Until the unemployment rate goes down the country will struggle.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:52 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Show me some growth in the manufacturing sector and I will start to get optimistic. We aren't really getting anywhere until we start making something.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:08 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Predictable. I have a feeling after midterms things will fall off again.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:09 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • = things are in fact looking better economically....


    OP, do you assume fact simply off of headlines? Did you read the actual articles? Not so much good news tucked in the actual CONTENT of quite a few of those headlines...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:14 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Let's look at some articles that involve areas where stimulus $$ was infused.  I suggest reading for content ;o)


    Pending Home Sales Sink 2.6 Percent in June


    GM, Ford and Chrysler Sales All Lag Estimates

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:15 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Service sector growth is not much to be optimistic about. I agree with yourspecial completely on that. And just wait until the tax hikes kick in.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:15 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • The dollar has fallen to multi-month lows against the world's major currencies as investors bet that evidence of a faltering US recovery will lead to further monetary easing by the Federal Reserve.


    Manufacturing slid 1.2% in June, private-sector wages dropped


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:15 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • So, OP I would suggest you read for CONTENT and analyze ALL the news around you before you assume fact..... We have a LONG way to go.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:16 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

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