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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The leading Republican candidate to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate, Sue Lowden, is getting a lot of press for the ridiculous alternative she’s presented to her Democratic opponent’s “government-run” healthcare, widely panned as “Chickens for Checkups.” But a closer look at her suggestion reveals more than just short-sighted [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White National Public Radio’s economic show Marketplace is often host to conservative commentators arguing against consumer protection or elucidating the evils of Keynesian theory. But I’ve never heard them kowtow so low to Wall Street as they did Wednesday evening. In a commentary titled, “Don’t Subject Payday Lenders to Reform,” [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As the U.S. stock market opened this week, investors were treated to plummeting prices due to poorly-performing regional banks. While the “too big to fail” banks are trying to decide how massive their bonus checks should be and how best to avoid new regulations from the federal government, the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As the U.S. stock market opened this week, investors were treated to plummeting prices due to poorly-performing regional banks. While the “too big to fail” banks are trying to decide how massive their bonus checks should be and how best to avoid new regulations from the federal government, the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s tough to put a rosy face on the unemployment numbers released Friday morning. While we saw this same jobless rate as recently as 1983, the plunge mimics a much older feeling. Since the beginning of the recession in December 2007, the unemployment rate has doubled to 9.8 percent, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Remember how great it was when the results of the stress tests were announced early last month? After shuffling 19 of the nation’s largest bank holding companies through an imagined scenario of stagnant growth, falling real estate prices, and an average unemployment rate of 8.9 percent, 10 banks [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If President Obama proposed removing a roadblock to success, one that would encourage kids to do better in grade school and one that promises to increase research opportunities and innovation on the same level as what happened in the 1960s, and at the same time save taxpayer money, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White “To-day do I bake, to-morrow I brew, The day after that the queen’s child comes in; And oh! I am glad that nobody knew That the name I am called is Rumpelstiltskin!” — “Rumpelstiltskin” from Household Tales from the Grimm Brothers All this time I thought it was [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In tough times such as these, it can be comforting to slip into nostalgia and fantasy, which has got me thinking about Congress in late 1999. Lawmakers were falling all over themselves praising the passage of the landmark Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which effectively repealed much of the Glass-Steagall regulations [...]