July 2009 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

Beware of the Obama Stimulus Trap

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor Money Morning Upbeat headlines have been everywhere in recent weeks, and they all seem to point to a single conclusion: The U.S. economy is in the early stages of a very rapid recovery. In fact, when you peruse the news it’s difficult to come to any other conclusion. For instance: […]

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Investment News Briefs

With our investment news briefs, Money Morning provides investors with a quick overview of the most important investing news stories from all around the world. All Three Markets Rise on Earnings Beats; Government Now Citi’s Biggest Shareholder; Jobless Claims Up but Subsiding; Crude Surges More Than 5%; Motorola Surprises; Recession Takes a Toll on House […]

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Eurozone Deflation Becoming a Bigger Concern

By Jason Simpkins Managing Editor Money Morning Eurozone consumers expect prices to continue to slide over the next few months, raising concerns about a deflationary spiral in the European bloc, the Financial Times reported.  According to a July survey conducted by the European Commission (EC), expectations that prices will fall reached their highest level since […]

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Investment News Briefs

With our investment news briefs, Money Morning provides investors with a quick overview of the most important investing news stories from all around the world. Fed: Recession Slowing; General Dynamics Earnings Take Off; Sprint Revenue Tumbles 10%; American Express Sheds TARP Albatross; Congressman: Manufacturers Should Keep Finance Divisions; CIT Investments Drag Aflac Profit Down; Cost-Cutting […]

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How the Once-Respected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Helped Fuel the U.S. Real Estate Bubble

Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM), originally designated as a "government-sponsored enterprise" (GSE), was born in 1938 as a child of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Great-Depression-fighting "New Deal," and was designed to stimulate mortgage lending. Fast-forward 30 years. In 1968, Fannie Mae shares were sold to the public to help finance the Vietnam War. Freddie Mac […]

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Investment News Briefs

With our investment news briefs, Money Morning provides investors with a quick overview of the most important investing news stories from all around the world. Goldman Goes to Defends Energy Trading; Consumer Confidence Falls on Job Worries; Home Price Erosion Continues to Slow; Congress Works to Ban Incentive Pay, Give Shareholders a Voice on Bonuses; […]

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