by Felix Richter, Statista.com
-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy
Working from home is still a rare phenomenon in the United States.
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It takes a special kind of pilot to catch a bucket of film being dropped from a satellite and that's exactly what kind of pilots 'The Star Catchers' were. The National Reconnaissance Office shares with us the story of The Last Bucket Catch performed by Air Force pilots operating out of Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii in 1986. I can only imagine the pressure the pilots were under as they attempted to catch the buckets before they splashed into the ocean.
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Written by Sig Silber
Global Warming takes a break at least for CONUS as cold is the forecast for the Northern Tier of CONUS (and points North). It first looked like this would be a meridional pattern bringing record cold down to the Southwest but the Jet Stream turned zonal in the nick of time. So the cold air is being distributed more equitably. Waiting for NOAA to walk back their incongruous La Nina Advisory...probably December 8.
Written by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101
The Financial Times writes about Laffer endorsing Trump's policy of tax cuts for the rich:
by Richard Stavros
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In the face of macroeconomic and sector-specific challenges, income investors should consider a strategy that focuses on a new type of high-growth utility.
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Written by Steven Hansen
The Federal Reserve data release (Z.1 Flow of Funds) - which provides insight into the finances of the average household - shows a modest improvement in average household net worth. Our modeled "Joe Sixpack" - who owns a house and has a job, and essentially no other asset - is better off than he was last quarter.