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“You look pale.” My boss leaned over the computer terminal to examine my face. “My daughter says pale is the new ‘In’.” I looked pale? I felt worn out; like a whole entourage of clients had squashed out my innards. Work was hectic, more than usual, and the anxiety apparently was flushing out my features. [...]

Hah. I have no idea where these originated from but I found them tucked in my mailbox and they were too cute not to share.  Enjoy these sassy new corporate logos for 2009. ~¤~¤~ =^..^=

Recently when I met with an old friend over lunch, the subject of our floundering economy inevitably weaved into our conversation. My friend works as a legal aide and felt her company was pretty secure. Yet over fragrant sips of ginger and spicy Chai, it was her parent’s business she was most interested in discussing. [...]

The Bank of England will be able to print extra money without having legally to declare it under new plans which will heighten fears that the Government will secretly pump extra cash into the economy. Wow, this seems quite relevant while we’re on the topic of hyperinflation so what exactly is going on here? An [...]

Zimbabwe’s central bank will introduce a $50 billion note — enough to buy just two loaves of bread — as a way of fighting cash shortages amid spiraling inflation. Zimbabwe’s dollar is virtually worthless, with foreign currency now being used to purchase basic items. The country’s acting finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, made the announcement in [...]

During the conclusion of an outlandish year, it seemed appropriate to escort in the New Year with a leap second, added to atomic clocks worldwide at 23:59:60 to compensate for slowing in the Earth’s rotation and prolonging 2008 for a precious moment longer – which you may not be aware of if you’re just waking [...]

… and whatever you do, for God’s sake, don’t think!! (because we do the thinking for you.) Love, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman of a Central Bank Henry Paulson, US Treasury Secretary and former Chairman and Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs =^..^=

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said the U.S. financial system, dependent upon securitization rather than traditional bank loans, is broken, and may contribute to the weakest expansion since the 1930s. Volcker Says Finance System `Broken,’ Losses May Rise The Bloomberg News September 5, 2008 This bright new system, this practice in the United States, [...]

I couldn’t help but laugh at this little nugget. =^..^=

“We’re not just going to see mid-sized banks go under in the next few months, we’re going to see a whopper, we’re going to see a big one, one of the big investment banks or big banks,” says Kenneth Rogoff, who is an economics professor at Harvard University and was the International Monetary Fund’s chief [...]

The weather this summer has just been plain bizarre. We have one gorgeous day which is quickly replaced by a week of rain, and evenings glow with non-stop sizzling cloud to ground lightning. At least my veggie garden is benefiting from all this rain. I now have a pumpkin patch-on-steroids invading my backyard and acorn [...]

A new frugality could remake the U.S. economy—and American life. While some Americans have spent themselves straight into poverty, others industriously aspire to conserve and save. But is frugality a doctrine that can actually serve as a death warrant in a credit based society? The End of Credit Card Consumerism U.S. News and World Report [...]

A Sad Legacy for the American Taxpayer Bush Aides Project Record $482 Billion 2009 Deficit Being the incredible insomniac I tend to be, I was snuggled in bed last night flipping through various channels when I came across a late night re-run of Glenn Beck interviewing Congressman Dr. Ron Paul on CNN. I found the [...]

In the midst of ‘a tsunami of voluntary housing defaults’, Dr. Roubini fears a disastrous new trend “could have most of the U.S. banking system wiped out.” The damage of people who are now willingly walking away from their mortgages could be over one trillion dollars – when the entire balance of the U.S. banking [...]

The FDIC Deposit Insurance fund is “a myth,” according to longtime banking consultant Bert Ely, and consumers may end up paying the price of what is expected to be a growing wave of bank failures. Concerns Mount About FDIC Deposit Fund Global Financial Newswires July 18, 2008 NYU Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini predicts that Congress will [...]

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