A potential win-win situation for Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C., looks like it will be a lose-lose. Pride on both sides is the culprit.
Or are we at the beginning of a period of domestic economic growth with accompanying increase in equity values?
Consumer spending appears to be on the upswing, but this may end when the Fed tightens monetary policy.
The Fed and other central banks are in unchartered waters when it comes to creating stimulus and when to end it.
U.S. fiscal and monetary policies are setting up our nation for Brazil-style stagflation.
Despite apparent emerging strength in the U.S. economy, the Fed is faced with serious consequences, if it moves toward a reduction of policy ease.
The U.S. debt is growing, the Fed money machine keeps going and many nations want to protect themselves by getting their gold out of foreign vaults.
Not to be dramatic, but it appears that market panic and financial chaos for Europe, with grave worldwide implications, is rapidly approaching.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association's move to declare Greece in default will bring order to the credit defaul swaps markets.
Some peripheral countries may want to exit the European Monetary Union.