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Thursday, July 7th, 2016 @ 3:35PM

Treasury Yields Hit Record Lows – Global Flight To Safety

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines It is so, so tempting to write about Hillary Clinton’s latest news today that I can hardly stand it. We had Bill Clinton’s “chance” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix airport last Thursday. Then the FBI finally interviewed Hillary on the…

Friday, July 1st, 2016 @ 10:57AM

71% of Americans Believe the US Economy is “Rigged”

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines Almost three-quarters (71%) of Americans believe the US economic system is “rigged in favor of certain groups” according to a new poll by Marketplace and Edison Research. The national survey conducted in May asked 1,022 participants about numerous aspects of their financial lives, ranging…

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 @ 2:55PM

Breaking News: More White Voters Than Previously Thought

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines As reported last week in the NEW YORK TIMES, new analysis by Nate Cohn of The Upshot showed that millions more white, older, working-class voters went to the polls in 2012 than was previously found by exit polls on Election Day. This raises the…

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 @ 2:39PM

April Consumer Spending Was Up Most in Seven Years

  Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines How about some good economic news for a change? The Commerce Department reported on Tuesday morning that consumer spending in April rose by the most in almost seven years. Personal spending, which measures how much Americans paid for everything from raincoats to meals…

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 @ 3:07PM

More Young Adults Live With Parents Than Ever Before

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines A new report from the Pew Research Center this week found that American adults aged 18 to 34 were more likely to be living in their parents’ home than living with a spouse or partner in their own household. The report, based on Census…

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 @ 5:05PM

The Internet Is Tough On Brick & Mortar Retailers

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines Following a very disappointing 1Q, consumers boosted spending in April to the highest levels in more than a year, accelerating their turn toward online shopping. This widens the divide between in-store retailers and Internet outlets pitching lower prices and convenience. The Commerce Department on…