ALG's Daily Grind - Happy days are here again? Not so fast my friend


Sept. 3, 2014

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Happy days are here again?  Not so fast my friend
The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on the Friday before Labor Day that consumer spending dropped by 0.1 percent in July, confirming earlier reports that show retail spending's steep slide since its peak in February.

Putin's strategy
Putin brings a gun to the fight, but what does Obama bring?

Beware the lame duck budget
If Senate Democrats do not wish to face voters with a clear record on fiscal issues, and refuse to pass a budget before November's elections, then they simply shouldn't be allowed to pass one afterward.

Watts: Inconvenient new paper finds the last interglacial was warmer than today — not simulated by climate models
"Temperatures during the last interglacial period ~120,000 years ago were higher than during the present interglacial period."