We're five years into the bull market, and stocks still have room to run.
President Obama, Germany Chancellor Merkel and most other western leaders are inclined to evaluate the Ukrainian crisis as an isolated incident and conclude the Crimea, with its home port for its Mediterranean fleet, is far more important to Russia than the West.
Thanks to the combination Bush-Obama regulatory reign of terror and welfare state, the economy created a paltry 30,000 jobs per month since 2001, a quarter of what's needed to keep up with population growth.
Bitcoin is supposed to be more private, because unlike commercial banks, its exchanges aren't monitored by regulators but transactions can be spied by hackers or government security agencies through its open payments system.
The tax code is riddled with special interest provisions favoring rich donors to political campaigns, distorting business decisions and consumer choices and handicapping economic growth and jobs creation.
So far the housing recovery's been helped by speculators scarfing up foreclosed homes, foreign investors looking for safe havens and the small percentage of Americans who have done well.
President Obama would have you think that with just a little more money he can invest in manufacturing and create a wave of innovation and new jobs better than private entrepreneurs.
The recent Congressional Budget Office report finds raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour as the president proposes would likely kill 500,000 jobs, and raising it $9.00 would cost 100,000 jobs.
Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga voted against forming a union, even though VW itself supported the drive.
The damage to the economy from winter storms is substantial but not impossible to overcome.