Officials Continue to TALK Up A Strong Dollar As the WEAK Dollar Continues to Hurt U.S. Trade Partners

Probably one of the longest running jokes in the financial markets is the amount of time U.S. officials spend talking about their support for a strong dollar while taking no action to actually support a stronger currency. On Monday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made a rare contribution to the bluster by stating his own … Read more

We Are All Big Spenders Now

The WSJ reports in “General Electric Pursues Pot of Government Stimulus Gold” that General Electric (GE) hopes to earn about $192B in sales from government-funded economic stimulus programs in the U.S. and foreign nations. The article goes on to describe GE’s various lobbying efforts, CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s ardent support for the U.S. stimulus bill (the … Read more