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Thursday, May 12th, 2016 @ 3:51PM

Obama Sued For Failure To Release Public Documents

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines One of the most interesting things I read this week is that a new lawsuit has just been filed against the Obama administration and 11 federal agencies by a non-partisan Washington watchdog group, the Cause of Action Institute (CAI). We can all remember that…

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 @ 2:57PM

Employee Job Satisfaction Is Highest In Over A Decade

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines Ever since the Great Recession of 2007-2009, we’ve been hearing about how bad American workers have it – lost jobs, stagnant wages, benefit cutbacks and persistent economic insecurity. No doubt those trends are true and have affected millions of families. Likewise, the Labor Department reported…

Monday, April 25th, 2016 @ 10:31AM

Gun Sales In America Hit Another Record In March

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines Sales of firearms in the US hit an all-time record in March, but that’s not really a surprise since monthly sales of guns have broken the previous record for 11 consecutive months. This year (2016) is widely expected to be the largest year for…

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 @ 5:34PM

IMF Slashed World Growth Forecast Yet Again

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its world economic growth forecast for 2016 yet again and warned of a backlash against “cross-border economic integration” (mainly the immigration crisis) in richer countries. If you feel like you’ve seen this movie before, you have; this…

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 @ 3:00PM

Obama’s War On Tax Inversions Is War On Middle Class

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines   Editor’s Note: The subject of “tax inversions” is a hot topic today, but most Americans don’t know what it means or why President Obama is so opposed to it. CNBC host Larry Kudlow wrote a great piece on this topic yesterday, and I…

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 @ 4:31PM

Why 2% GDP Growth May Be Best We Can Hope For

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines As I reported in my E-Letter on Tuesday, the US economy grew by only 1.975% for all of 2015 versus 2.4% in 2014. Based on the weekly GDPNow report, the Fed sees the economy slowing sharply so far this year to only 0.6% as…